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Below you will find the Pug Breed Standards and requirements for this breed in the major Dog Kennel Clubs such as UKC and the AKC.
- Overall Appearance: The Pug appears square and cobby. Completely symmetrical. Short legs or slightly leggy for the squareness of the body. Shape should be proportionate.
- Head: The head is large, round, and massive for the body. The eyes are large and marble-like. Expression is soft when relaxed, or alert when in response. The muzzle is short, blunt, square, but not upward. The pug is slightly undershot. The ears are small, soft, either hanging or slightly pricked. The face has lots of deep wrinkles. Nose is black.
- Neck and Body: The Pug’s neck is slightly arched ona square and cobby body. CHest is wide. Topline/backline is even from the shoulders to the tail.
- Tail: The tail of the Pug is curled as tightly as possible over the hip. A double curl is desired.
- Forequarters and Hindquarters: The front legs are very strong, straight, and of medium length. The hindquarters are strong and powerful with short hocks.
- Coat: The coat of this breed is fine, smooth, soft, short and glossy, neither harsh nor woolly.
- Color: Pugs come in two colors: fawn or black. Fawn Pugs will display a black mask, black ears, and black cheeks .
- Gait: slightly rolling, natural, free, self-assured, cheerful, and lively.
- Size: Height is not defined in the breed standard for Pugs, however, both males and females should weigh between 14 and 18 pounds, respectively.
- Temperament: Even tempered. Charming, loving, and mischievous. Medium energy. Stable, playful, and dignified.
Pug Breed History
The Pug was first recognized by the AKC in 1885. The Pug is one of the oldest breed of dog, with the breed dating back to 400 BC China where they were a pet of the Buddhist monasteries in Tibet.
List of Pug Breeders
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