Other name: Mops

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Life expectancy

The Pug has a life expectancy of between 12 and 15 years




Adult size

Female Between 10 and 13 in
Male Between 12 and 16 in

Adult weight

Female Between 13 and 18 lb
Male Between 13 and 18 lb
Coat colour
Black Blue Red Sand
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Pug costs between £670 and £850

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More details about the Pug

Pug: Origins and history

The pug’s heritage is ancient: he was created and bred in China (and was particularly valued among mandarins), but he is also very popular in Holland and England. These two nations have each claimed to be the creators of the race on the basis of the very good selection work they have done over many years. Finally, Britain prevailed and the paternity of the pug breed was attributed to those troubled isles. The pug may have experienced difficult times over the years, but today he is celebrated for his true value; however, potential owners should give serious thought as to whether they wish to encourage the breeding of these troubled brachycephalic beings.

FCI classification of the Pug

  • Group 9 - Companion and Toy Dogs

  • Section 11 : Small Molossian type Dogs

Training a Pug

This dog is, against all odds, and contrary to common belief, easy to educate! You just need the right attitude and patience to get results.

Education should be firm and constant to compensate for his occasional stubborn side but you must never be brutal. Since he is very sensitive, the Pug needs an education based on respect of the principles of positive education: the reinforcement of good deeds and not the systematic sanction of the bad ones.

Finally, it is important to note that despite the small size of this dog, he must complete his schooling if he is to fit in to society.

In fact, small dogs are often not educated as much as large ones simply because the consequences of poor education are considered to be less dangerous. Regardless of what you have heard, this is incorrect and early education must be put in place, no matter the size of the dog.

Pug: Purchase price

The price of a pug varies depending on his origins, age and gender. An average of £850 is to be charged for a dog registered with Kennel Club.

The monthly budget allocated to the maintenance of the Pug is between £20 and £30 depending on the quality of the food chosen and taking into account occasion of his various annual treatments (vaccines, deworming, etc.).

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