Pug

Small Size

Moderate shedding

Good for first time owners

When William of Orange succeeded the English throne, his Pugs came with him and caught the eye of the aristocracy. The Pug has become a very popular choice of companion as a result of his great personality

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Anyone looking for a lot of dog in a small frame.

Not the best for ...

Fans of long noses and light sleepers. Flat-faced dogs tend to snore.

Aliases

Chinese Pug, Dutch Bulldog, Dutch Mastiff, Mini Mastiff

Cross between

None

Origin

China

Size

Small
Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

11 years

Good first dog?

Yes

MEET SOME OF OUR PUG BREEDERS

Vicky's Pugs

I'm someone who whats the best for our fur babys I've got 2 pugs ( Mother and first born daughter ) and a frenchie

Vicky

HOW IT WORKS

The first step in responsible dog ownership

Find a suitable breed

Use our breed explorer to find a suitable breed based on your needs. Search by keyword or any of our breed traits including size, exercise need, and lifespan to name a few.

Join a breed waiting list

Once we’ve found one or more prospective matches, we’ll ask you to arrange a zoom call to talk through your application with one of our dog experts.

Talk to a Tailwise expert

Complete an application for your breed choice(s) in just a few easy steps. You’ll be be notified when a potential match is found and we’re ready to review your application.

Match with a breeder

Upon completing your introduction call a breeder will review your application. If successful you’ll be able to arrange a meeting and be accepted onto their waiting list. A Tailwise fee of £95 (excl. VAT) will be due at the point you pay a deposit.

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