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Kara R.

02/01/2022

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Overall the experience was good. Our puppy is fantastic and in excellent heath and temperament. We had a medical situation with the first puppy we wanted to bring home that we became aware of when the pre-travel vet check picked up on it. PuppySpot understood our concerns and we ended up finding and getting a different puppy from PuppySpot. One thing I did observe is that there was very little communication from PuppySpot during the process of finding another puppy after the first puppy situa...

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Pug Characteristics

Pugs are actively bred as lap dogs and crave human companionship. They’re very sensitive, and though they're ideal for apartment living because of their size and personality, they will not appreciate being left home alone for long periods of time. These dogs can be a bit stubborn when they're being house trained, but overall, they're very affectionate and are perfect candidates for beginner pet parents.

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Determined

Folklore states that the Pug's name comes from the Latin word for "fist" because his face resembles a human fist. The pug's face will bring smiles to nearly anyone who sees it, and its lovable personality will charm the rest. Their heads are large and round, as are their eyes. They have deep and distinct wrinkles on their faces. Legend has it that the Chinese, who are masters of breeding Pugs, prized these wrinkles because they resembled good luck symbols in their language.

 

Full-grown pugs typically weigh in between 14-18 pounds and stand around 10-14 inches tall at the shoulder. Often found with fawn, black, or white coats, their small and stout stature makes them perfect apartment companions and are best kept indoors. Pugs, like Bulldogs, don't do well in extreme climates because the shape of their nose makes it difficult for them to regulate their temperatures. 

 

Pugs are also known to enjoy eating just a little too much. It is important to monitor their diet and provide them with ample exercise, or else they are prone to excess weight gain. Pugs have a short, double coat and are known for extreme shedding. Regular brushing and grooming will be necessary in order to keep your pug clean and happy.

How dog-friendly is Albuquerque?

A recent SmartAsset study analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Albuquerque is ranked as the 4th most pet-friendly. The city is regarded as one of the most pet-friendly places in the country because it has the 13th highest concentration of dog parks and the 28th most pet-friendly restaurants.


A similar study by Wallethub ranked Albuquerque as the 14th most pet-friendly city. In the study,   Albuquerque is one of the best when it comes to outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 7th overall in the category. Albuquerque is also ranked the 16th most affordable city for having a pet.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Albuquerque

Albuquerque has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for you to enjoy with your dog. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include USS Bullhead Park, Rio Grande Triangle Park, Ouray Dog Park, and Canine Skyline Dog Park.


The city also has several hiking trails for you to go on a trek with your four-legged friend. Some of the best hiking trails to explore are Rinconada Canyon Trail, Petroglyph National Monument, Paseo del Bosque Trail, and Highland Park.

Life in Albuquerque with a dog

With over 170 pet-friendly restaurants in Albuquerque, you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Marble Brewery, The Grove Cafe & Market, Luca, and Flying Star Cafe Rio Grande.


Albuquerque has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet shops, spas, and groomers. Plus, the city is one of the best in the country for pet owners looking for a place to live. A recent Zumper study ranked Albuquerque 13th in the nation for finding a pet-friendly rental.




If you ever have friends in town, they too will have plenty of places to stay with their furry companions. Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in Albuquerque include Hotel Parq Central, Painted Lady Bed & Brew, and The Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel.

Popular dog breeds in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Australian Cattle Dogs, Pit Bull Terriers, Border Collies, Poodles, and Dachshunds. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your pup will find many of its peers across the city.

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