The breed of the 21st century, Pugs are charming little companion dogs belonging to the toy group.

The canine is well suited for lives in apartments and its tiny body with profoundly lovely eyes will take your heart away.

Pug temperament is of a calm and playful dog just like any other dog of its size.

The popular Chinese dog is a breed you should read about.

Quick Facts

Avg. Weight: 14-18 pounds

Avg. Height:  10-13 inches

Life Expectancy: 13-15 years

Dog Group: toy group

Colors: fawn, apricot fawn, silver fawn, and black

Other Names: Dutch Mastiff, Chinese Pug

Dog Rank: 28/193 (United States of America)

At A Glance

  • Size (2/5)

Compact in its size the Pug belongs to the toy group of dogs.

It is a tiny sized dog weighing not more than 18 pounds and 13 inches in height.

The handiness of the dog has made it a popular lapdog.

  • Affection Level (5/5)

The affection of the dog with all kinds of people and animals is commendable.

The breed is extremely happy when with its family and loves them from the core of the heart.

  • Apartment-Friendly (5/5)

In a few of the dogs who are adjustable to living in apartments, the Pug will rank the highest.

They are very comfortable living in apartments as the size of the dog is not an issue.

  • Cold Weather Tolerability (2/5)

This little dog with a smooshed nose will find it difficult to live with an owner residing in cold places.

They require moderate climates for healthy growth.

  • Hot Weather Tolerability (1/5)

Hot weather tolerability is low in this breed.

Reasons being its breathing problems because of a flat nose.

Due to this reason, the dog breed is discouraged to exercise or play outdoors during the summers.

Keep the dog indoors and cool during the summer.

  • Barking Tendencies (2/5)

Pugs are the dogs that bark less as compared to other large size dogs.

They do bark, but not as much that would disturb the neighborhood.

  • Cat-Friendly (4/5)

You will be happy to know that your Pug dog will be enormously friendly with cats if at all you own one.

The breed’s friendliness comes in all forms, cats being one of them. 

  • Dog-Friendly (4/5)

Have you ever seen a Pug around other Pugs?

You must because that is a delightful watch.

Pugs are amazingly friendly around other dogs.

  • Exercise Needs (3/5)

Just like all other breeds, Pug too has some basic exercise requirements.

But that does not mean that they require heavy agility and fitness workouts.

Some 30-60 minutes of exercise is all they would require.

However, if this does not happen, your little Pug dog can be prone to obesity.  

  • Grooming Needs (5/5)

If you are on the verge of adopting a Pug for yourself, let me tell you something you ought to know.

The Pug dog is someone who sheds a lot.

You will require a medium bristle brush to comb the thick coat of your friend.

Their nails need to be trimmed regularly and brushing of teeth daily is a must.

  • Playfulness (5/5)                                                                          

Little Puggies are loving and playful.

They would adore the time you give in to them for playful activities.

Their playfulness is five on five for all the reasons one would own them. 

  • Trainability (3/5)

Dog training is essential to keep the dog in mannerism.

Pugs aren’t the breed that would deny training as they are people-oriented dogs and would do anything to please them.

But they can get stubborn at times and you will need to treat them while training.

  • Intelligence (2/5)

Do not expect a bag full of intelligence when your Pug can just offer some in its tiny paws.

The breed is not really a very intelligent dog.

However, time and again they have shown their smartness in a positive way.

  • Mouthiness (2/5)

The breed is up for some drooling and friendly licks but not to a large extent.

The mouthiness of the breed varies from dog to dog.

  • Price Group (3/5)

The apartment friendly pet dog ranges in between $500-$2,000.

The price hikes due to its popularity on screen over the few years.

About Pugs

  • Puppy:
pug puppy

Pug puppies are curious little creatures who would like to take everything and anything in their mouth.

In the puppy phase, Pugs spend most of their time taking peaceful naps around the corners of the house.

They weigh about 1-2 lbs and the height is in proportion to its weight.

Pug puppies are a delight to hold and watch.

  • Adult:

Adult pug dogs grow to their fullest size within a year or two.

They spend most of their time playing and eating stuff that can make them fat and lazy.

As adults, they grow to the size of 13 inches and 18 pounds.

Where Pugs Came From?

pug from china

The Pug belongs to China.

The breed was a popular companion dog is the ruling Chinese families.

Several paintings of the Chinese empire will show the Pug in comfortable postures positioning it on the laps.

The dog breed lived in royalty in the Chinese courts and the nobility was such that they were looked upon by the soldiers.

The name of the breed “Pug” is derived from a Latin word Pugnusthat means a balled up fist that is similar to the dog’s flat nosed wrinkled face.

The dog became popular all across the continent and soon left its footprints over the globe.



The toy group dog is recognized for its size wherever it goes.

People living in apartments prefer the dog breed where you will not even know that the Pug is occupying any space.

They grow to an average size of 13 inches in height and 18 pounds in weight.

If you ever notice a Pug dog you will see the fluffy stomach that looks adorable with the round button-shaped eyes and ears that drop down.

The dog is round and bulgy. 



The dog is a people-oriented breed.

They would want you to play with them for most of their time.

Training a Pug dog comes with certain pros and cons.

Training is easy till the time your little dog is in the mood to play and learn.

Once the dog adopts the stubborn nature, training gets difficult.

Training like obedience training, potty training is essential to be taught at a young age.