History, Personality, Exercise & Health Problems
Their funny face, combined with a deeply wrinkled face, and a round face, makes them the perfect candidate for a comedy show. In recent years, due to massive advertisements, these creatures are getting popular these days. The name comes from a Latin word, which means fist. They originated in China and recorded to date back to the Han dynasty. Some even relate these dogs to the Tibetan Mastiff. Their ancestors are believed to have felt their presence in places like the Emperor of China, and some were also guarded by the royal soldiers.
If one expects the dog to have qualities like hunting, retrieving, and guarding capabilities, he is sadly mistaking, like a Pug, in most will have a deprivation of these qualities. They are primarily bred to be companion dogs. Their favorite place will be the owner’s lap. They quickly get unhappy if they are deprived of their owner’s companionship for a prolonged period. They tend to have a sedentary life but doesn’t mean that they tend to stick to one place throughout the entire day. It is high on recommendation, for a potential owner always to meet at least one of the parents, to ensure that the future pup(s) is/are according to the expectations.
They naturally have a playful attitude, but needs minimum maintenance. Because of their compact size, and relatively quiet nature, they remain inactive indoors. Their bellies are prone to develop unnecessary celluloid, thus needs a modest dose of exercise, targeted towards that area. If a Pug, nags while performing its daily activity, the owner has to make sure that the dog is kept busy all the time. This breed is intolerant towards to heat and extreme weather. So the owner has to make sure that the doesn’t stay outside for a prolonged period.
This odd and unusual breed can suffer from health problems such as walking dandruff, where one can see heavy dandruff around areas like the neck, and surrounding places. Pug Dog Encephalitis is a deadly brain disease, and diagnosis happens after the patient dies. Nerve degeneration affects the older dogs. Different eye problems like corneal ulcers and dry eyes can affect this breed. Epilepsy can cause the dog to have frequent doses of seizures. A dog can also suffer from different allergies. Demodicosis is regular is this breed, as this breed naturally carries the mites responsible for the condition.
Training & Feeding
The Pug will need early socialization. The owner has to make sure that the dog gets frequent exposure to the different environment, along with occasional interaction with different people. Early socialization will make sure that the dog comes out as a perfect house pet. Enrolling the young pup in a kindergarten school will be a great start to train it.
Our recommendation will be half to one cup of high-quality dry foods for the dogs. The food should be divided into two servings in a day. How much a dog eats, highly depends on various factors. It’s highly individualistic. These factors include things like age, size, build, activity level, and metabolism. A thorough consultation with the vet in this regard in highly needed.