Answer: No! Pugs are not hypoallergenic canines as they are known to shed their fur quite frequently and they also produce a fair amount of dander.
Answer: Yes! Pugs are very friendly and kind to small kids. They love to spend their time and play a lot of games with young children and known to be fairly gentle and careful whenever they are in the company of a small child.
Answer: Yes! Pugs are always immensely affable and affectionate with other canines. They don’t have any problem in socializing with other pooches and are happy to meet and play with new canines. If you are a pug owner and you want to bring home a four-legged brother or a sister for your pooch, then it is almost a certainty that your pug will accept his/her new roommate with open arms.
Answer: Yes! Whether it is a canine or a cat, Pugs have no problem in socializing with other beings. Pugs are known to treat the cats the same way they would treat a canine. They also are happy to share their room or space with other animals including cats.
Answer: No! Their guarding skills are not that impressive, but their watchdog ability is fairly decent. Whenever these dogs smell someone suspicious or unknown around their property or in their homes, they will most likely bark or yap in that situation and in the process, they will alert their owners. This is very useful at night time as chances of an intruder entering into a house are more and, in that case, these canines can effectively alert their housemates.
Answer: Yes! Pugs are wonderful dogs for an apartment lifestyle. These canines don’t require extensive exercise sessions on a daily basis to remain healthy and they mostly prefer to rest and relax inside their homes. Also, their small size and inactive lifestyle make them a pretty decent option for those people who are having a small home or apartment.
Answer: Although they have a short and smooth coat, Pugs do shed a lot. These canines are known to shed their fair on a regular basis and that too in ample amounts. It is better to brush and comb their coat during the shedding period as it is known to control the shedding process and it also avoids matting problems.
Answer: Yes! Pugs are great for first-time or novice dog owners as they are fairly easy to control and manage. Their small size means handling these canines should not be that hard when compared to some other canine breeds out there and their low maintenance requirements also help in making them a really good option for a first-time dog owner. But it is better for the inexperienced dog owners to first properly research and learn about all the aspects of the canine that they desire to raise as a pet, even if that canine is not that hard to maintain, and then make a well-informed decision.
Answer: No! Pugs are not known to bark frequently or without any reasons. They do vocalize whenever they need something from their owners or when they don’t trust someone new, but apart from that these tiny canines like to remain calm and quiet. They can be called as occasional barkers.
Answer: Not a lot! Pugs are not highly athletic and energetic canines and their exercising needs are also fairly minimal. A short walk either in a park or in an open area and small play sessions are enough for satisfying the exercise needs of a Pug. But it is also important not to completely neglect a Pug’s exercising needs, as without it these canines can quite easily become obese and unhealthy.
Answer: If Pugs are being left alone for about 4-6 hours, then there should not be much problem (if they are properly trained) as these canines will mostly just relax and sleep in their beds during that time. But, if they are being left alone for more than 8 hours a day, then it can be a bit stressful for them. These canines can stay alone for short periods of time, but after that, they can gradually become a little sad and frustrated due to separation anxiety which can eventually affect their mental health as well as their physical health.
Answer: Yes! But it all depends on the attitude of their owners or the ones who are training these canines. When trained gently and affectionately, Pugs can learn various new commands and tricks from their owners fairly quickly. They remain decently responsive during the training sessions and are always looking to please their owners. But, if these pooches are treated harshly and roughly during the training process, then their feeling can easily get hurt and then they might be not that easy to train. Hence, the key to successfully train a Pug is patience and love.
Answer: The short and smooth coat of Pugs require a fairly minimal amount of grooming to look good and tidy. It can be brushed only once a week to remove loose hair. The frequency of brushing can be increased if the pug is in the middle of a shedding period. Their bathing needs are also not that high and they can be bathed once per 30-45 days. But their nails should be trimmed regularly and their eyes should be cleaned on a frequent basis.
Answer: Poor! A pug is not the kind of canine that can comfortably reside in very hot places. Their tolerance to heat is pretty bad and if special attention and care are not given to them, then there is a high chance for a Pug to get sick due to excessive heat. These canines should be kept inside the house especially during the summer months or when the outside temperature is fairly high. And, it is also important to avoid any outdoor exercise session on a hot day as it can be pretty harmful to a Pug’s health.
Answer: Not that great! Although their tolerance to cold is a bit better than their resistance to heat, still, these canines are not made for very harsh and chilly climatic conditions. These canines mostly do well when the weather outside is pleasant and balmy.
Answer: Pugs have an above average intelligence and they can easily understand and learn various commands from their owners and loved ones. Their decision making and problem-solving ability are also pretty decent.
Answer: Yes! Pugs are immensely outgoing and sociable canines who always look forward to meeting new people and spending time with them. These canines warmly greet the people who visit their house and are known to be highly cordial and amiable with them.
Answer: No! Just like most other canines, Pugs also drool whenever they are about to eat their meal or they see something delicious, but apart from it, these canines are not known to drool excessively without any triggering factor.
Answer: Pugs are not that expensive when compared to many other popular breeds. The cost of bringing a Pug home and then properly maintaining it is not that high and should quite manageable for most people. Also, as these canines have low grooming requirements and exercising needs and as they are fairly easy to handle and train, they are not considered to be high maintenance breed.
Answer: Yes! This is an extremely popular breed in India and most breeders are also aware of this fact, thus, they also want to provide this highly loved canine to their customers without them waiting for it. Hence the availability of Pugs is really good in India.
Answer: The average price of a Pug puppy in India is around ₹15,000 to ₹25,000. But there are a lot of factors that affect their price in the country and because of that, the cost of bringing a Pug puppy home can go fairly high.
Answer: Pugs do enjoy swimming in a shallow pool for some time, but due to their short snouts, they can have a fair amount of difficulties like breathing problems if they swim for a long time or in deep waters. Hence, always remain extremely cautious whenever you are taking your Pug to the pool or the beach.
Answer: Pugs are only available in a limited number of colors which are as follows:
Answer: Pugs have a pretty decent lifespan of about 12-15 years. These canines, if taken care properly, can easily live past 12 years of age and some can even go higher than 15 years.
Answer: Health concerns which are fairly common in Pugs are breathing problems, corneal ulcers, dry eye, entropion, pigmentary keratitis, pug dog encephalitis, stenotic nares, and luxating patella.