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A pug dog

The pug dog is a small dog noted for its rather wrinkled face. There are basically four color combinations within the pug dog breed. These color combinations are fawn with black markings and complete apricot, black or silver. Fawn is by far the most common coloring for pugs, while solid black and silver pug dogs are relatively rare.

 

Adult males only reach an average weight of about 15 pounds. Due to their small size and easy-going nature, pugs are popular as a house dog. While Pugs are quite social they are also known to be very stubborn and may require training in order to curb this part of their personality.

 

The most common health problems associated with pugs are allergies, breathing problems and facial skin conditions. The wrinkles in the face of the pug require routine cleaning to avoid skin irritations. Pugs also tend to suffer from obesity, therefore it is necessary to keep a careful eye on their diet and ensure that they receive regular exercise. Other than these issues, the only other health problem that is particularly serious in relation to pugs is known as pug dog encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. There is no cure or treatment for this disease.

 

Ideal weight: 6-9 kg
Average height: 25-35 cm
Life expectancy: 12-15 years

 

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