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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 Denton?

A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzed some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Denton is ranked the 21st most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored an A for its cost of dog insurance as well as its number of dog-friendly rentals and dog-friendly restaurants.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Denton

Denton and the nearby area have many dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can play and stretch its legs. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the area are Wiggly Field at Lake Forest Park, Freedom Dog Park, Hound Mound Dog Park, and Unity Dog Park.    


Denton and the surrounding area are also home to several great hiking trails where you can take your dog for a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore are Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, Denton Branch Rail Trail, and Horseshoe Trail. 

Life in Denton with a dog

Denton has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bit to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the area are Seven Mile Cafe, Rooster’s Roadhouse, Sidewalk Cafe, Cool Beans, and Sidewalk Cafe.  


Denton has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, daycares, and pet spas. And, every year there are various pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If your friends or family are visiting Denton, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the area are La Quinta Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn Denton, Embassy Suites, and Homewood Suites Denton.

Popular dog breeds in Denton

Denton is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Bulldogs, Rottweilers, Havanese, Goldendoodles, and Yorkshire Terriers. No matter which breed you choose to add to your home, your new pup will find many fellow dogs across the city.

 

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