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      Pug Characteristics

      Size
      Small
      Energy
      Moderate
      Coat
      Fine, smooth, soft, short, and glossy
      Weight
      14-18 lbs
      • Size

        Small

      • Energy

        Moderate

      • Weight

        14-18 lbs

      • Coat

        Fine, smooth, soft, short, and glossy

      About Pugs

      Pugs have a very amusing, distinctive look, with their adorable face wrinkles, bulging eyes, curly tail and pushed-back noses. Originally bred as companion dogs, Pugs have flourished as a breed for thousands of years. Throughout the centuries, Pugs have certainly retained their charming personalities and cheerful dispositions, and make perfect family dogs. They are always eager to be near their families and to please them in any way they can. These small-sized dogs are only somewhat active and therefore do well in living spaces small and large.

      Did You Know?

      A Group of pugs is called a grumble.

      Origin

      Pugs originated in China during the Han dynasty (B.C. 206 to A.D. 200) and are believed to be related to the Tibetan Mastiff. While she was imprisoned, Napoleon Bonaparte's wife Josephine delivered secret messages to her husband with the help of her pug, "Destiny," who would carry messages under his collar.