Pugs

Pugs are delightful little dogs with enormous personalities.

A toy breed, pugs have short-nosed snouts, curly tails, and fawn, black, or brindle
coats.

Known for their snorting, snoring, and playful natures, pugs were one of the first
pure-bred lap-dogs.

Orginally from China, pugs were bred for companionship, and their popularity
quickly spread throughout Western Europe in the early nineteenth century.

Although they typically lead sedentary lives, pugs exhibit occasional bursts of sporatic energy and are great pets to raise with children. It's important to ensure that pugs receive regular exercise and healthy diets, as they are prone to overeating and becoming obese. Other problems that pugs can encounter include obstructed air passages that prohibit them from properly breathing, protruding eyes that can become easily injured, and over-breeding, which has lead to inbreeding in the pug population due to their popularity as pets- primarily in Europe and North America.

Most pugs can be described as animated, loyal, loving, cuddly, and spirited. They can also be stubborn and rambunctious, especially when it comes to being called in anticipation of eating a meal. Pugs are known for being pets that can cheer people up by making them laugh with their playful antics and lively temperaments.

Pugs can live nearly anywhere, but cannot be exposed to extreme temperatures for long periods of time. Apartment living is good for pugs, as they require little space and only moderate exercise. Pugs can sleep, on average, 12-16 hours a day. For individuals who are allergic or intolerant of dog hair, a pug might not be the wisest pet. Pugs are double-coated, short-haired breeds that shed a tremendous amount of hair, especially in the changing seasons.

Pugs usually get along well with other dogs and pets, as well as children and visitors. However, they can become overzealous when company arrives, jumping up and demanding attention, but will usually settle down within a few minutes. If not trained properly, pugs can become extremely stubborn and disobedient. However, it is not necessary to discipline a pug harshly, as a few strong words and redirection go a long way with these animals.