Pug adult black and white


The Pug has its own latin motto, “Multum in Parvo” which simply translates as meaning: “A lot in a little”.

About the Pug

The Pug has a unique appearance, which many find incredibly appealing and as such its popularity is soaring year on year. Pugs have an easy coat to maintain and the breed does not have particularly high exercise requirements, which is a real advantage for busy owners.

A highly desirable pet, the Pug is known for its inquisitive and energetic nature. It is a member of the Toy group of dogs, however, it is unique amongst this group in being the only member thought to share its ancestry with the Mastiffs.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 9, AKC Toy Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Even-tempered / Friendly / Lively / Intelligent

Key facts

  • Struggles in warm weather
  • Needs a lot of training
  • Loves to be groomed
Breed origins illustration
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Preparing for your new Pug puppy

If you're considering getting a Pug, learn more about their requirements, such as diet, grooming and exercise. Check out our puppy checklist and puppy guide with all the essentials that you will need to bring this new puppy home. Give your puppy a healthy start to life.

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Discover our puppy range

Looking to buy premium food for your puppy? Royal Canin has developed a range of dog food formulas to support your puppy's growth and development. Learn more about our puppy range and our Pug puppy diet.

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