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Dog Breeds – Pugs

October 9th, 2019

With a charming and loving personality, Pugs are very popular in the US. They are part of the Toy group, weighing from 14 to 18 pounds. They live for around 14 years.

This breed can be traced back to 2,000 years, when the emperors of ancient China elected the Pug to be part of the imperial court and “outsiders” could acquire them only as a gift. There’s a legend that tells that, around the 1500s, the Pug became the mascot of Holland’s Royal House of Orange, after saving the live of the Prince of Orange, barking to warn the Prince about an attack by the Spanish. The origin of the name “Pug” is attributed to come from the Latin word “pugnus”, that means fist, as the dog’s face resembles a closed fist.

Pugs are happy with children and older people, in the city or in the country, with a stable and loving temperament. They do better in a moderate climate – not too hot and not too cold. They may remain all day in the sofa, which, combined with their fondness for food, can make the breed prone to obesity. Owners can help them keep fit by providing daily opportunities for exercise – a walk, a play session in a daycare or in the yard. But, it’s important to remember that they aren’t tolerant of hot weather. Then exercise should be supervised and avoided when it’s too warm or too humid. Pugs do better in the air-conditioning!

When shopping for food for your Pug, ask for our recommendation for the most suitable diets for your furry friend. Hollywood Houndz is here to assist you with healthy tips!