Pug adult black and white

Pug

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

Country
China
Group
FCI Group 9, AKC Toy Group
Size category
Small
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