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The Breed

Soooooo, you think you want a pug?  Of course you do, who wouldn’t?  Let’s go over the facts you will need to know before making the decision to adopt one or two of the loveable breed known as Pug!   Leave no Pug Behind is our goal and that includes finding them the forever home they deserve1

The Facts

Pugs are people dogs! They generally come in two colors: fawn (tan) or black. They were bred in the 16th century to be companion dogs. They are often referred to as “Velcro Dogs” because where you are is where they are or want to be. They are considered to be medium sized dogs and are known for their temperament which is friendly, outgoing, charming, playful, mischievous, if left alone too long and even-tempered. Pugs, like other mammals, have energy levels that suit their age at the time. Pug puppies are high energy and very playful while senior pugs are couch potatoes for the most part, except at meal time. Pugs are indoor dogs and cannot be left outside in the summer heat at all and only for limited periods of time in cool weather. Pugs need exercise, and enjoy going on walks – even senior pugs, but be mindful and walk your pug in the early morning or late evening/night during the hot summers. Pugs have short airways and do not have the ability to cool themselves by panting as other long-snouted dogs do. So they can easily over heat.

Depending on the gender of the pug, they can range from 10 inches to 14 inches tall. A good weight for an adult pug will average 14 to 18 pounds. However, pugs are always hungry and are especially talented at pleading; so many of our rescued pugs weigh a tad more than that from time to time! Pugs live from 12 to 15 years. Like all dogs, pugs benefit from training. They are food motivated and easily trained!

What is the down side to owning a pug, you ask? Obviously, we here at DFWPRC LOVE pugs and see no downside. But if we are being perfectly honest, you should be aware that pugs shed – a LOT! Also, pugs snore – some not so much; some like freight trains! Pugs often have breathing issues because of their short airways and often have eye issues because of their cute, big eyes.

The Emotions

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About DFWPRC

dfwprc_sidebar_aboutlogoDFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc., (DFWPRC) was founded in early 1996 and Incorporated in July 1997 as a charitable, non-profit corporation for the rescue, care, and placement of unwanted, mistreated, or homeless pugs.  DFWPRC is one of the largest pug rescue organizations in the United States and has rescued and placed thousands of pugs. We rescue all purebred pugs regardless of age or medical condition.   At least 90% of our annual expenses are for veterinary care.

No Pug Left Behind.

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P.O. Box 2591
Grapevine, TX 76099-2591
Phone: 817-481-2004 (Messages Only)

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