The Pug is a small dog that will bring many years of joy and happiness into your life, you will not regret choosing this dog. The Pug may also be called by the name of Carlin, Mops, Chinese Pug Dog, Carlin, Dutch Bulldog, Dutch Mastiff), which is why you may not have heard of this amazing dog yet. The Pug comes from a line of descendants that may surprise you which includes Pekingese, Bulldog, and French Mastiff. The Pug can live anywhere from 12 to 15 years, giving everyone around them a lasting experience with their charming, playful, clever, stubborn, and quiet personality! The Pug belongs to the Toy breed group, which allows you to easily find other small dogs that are similar to this one. The Pug may be just the small dog that you are looking for, it has a high ranking in popularity, which is a great sign. The Pug may be the perfect dog for your lifestyle, continue reading to learn more and help you decide if this is the small dog for you!

Body Characteristics

The Pug is a stocky, square, thick, moles on the cheeks, and with large deep face wrinkles and a curly tail small dog with a Short length tail that could be the perfect addition to your family! The Pug, or Carlin, Mops, Chinese Pug Dog, Carlin, Dutch Bulldog, Dutch Mastiff), varies in height from anywhere between 10in to 15in, which may be a deciding factor for many who are looking into this small dog. While weighing between 14lbs to 18lbs, the Pug may be just the small dog breed that you are looking for. The Pug is a small dog with a Short, soft, fine, and smooth type coat, which make it a great indoor and outdoor companion. Those who are looking to buy one of the Pug will find that they are available in the colors of apricot, fawn, black, or silver.


The Pug is average when it comes to intelligence, it may surprise you at the things it can learn, but may not be able to do simple things like shake. The Pug is right in the middle of being easy and difficult to train, so it will be able to learn the important things that it needs to know. If you are looking for a dog that is playful and will keep you entertained, then the Pug is the dog for you. The Pug is average in the energy category, it can be both equally energetic and lazy which is actually the perfect medium. The Pug will constantly want to spend time with you showing how much you mean to them, they are a great addition to any family. The Pug is a good dog around children, especially ones that it knows and loves, but as all species, it may become annoyed on occasion. The Pug is above average in meeting new people, you should have no problem introducing this dog as long as the new people are friendly. The Pug is below average when it comes to being a watchdog, it would be best to not rely solely on this dog to keep you safe. This dog is rated excellent with other dogs, the Pug dog is very friendly and open to meeting new friends! The Pug is above average when it comes to cats, it will more than likely always like them but on occasion it may meet a cat that it is not so friendly with.


The Pug does not shed a lot, however it will shed from time to time, but it should not be too extreme. The Pug is not hypoallergenic, it may not be a good choice for those who have a lot of allergies, especially to dogs. The Pug is above average when it comes to grooming, it will not require as much as others, like the English Cocker Spaniel, Cairn Terrier, or Volpino. Some dogs require many trips to the vet and tend to be very unhealthy, the Pug happens to be one of these. As with all living things, there are some health issues that we may encounter, for the Pug these issues include Allergies, Dry Eye, Staph Infection, and Yeast Infection. The upkeep for the Pug can cost you up to an estimate of $1200 each year for grooming, vet visits, food, ect.