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The Pug Dog : Breeders and puppies, breed clubs, pictures, clip art (clipart), photo (photos), free e-cards, breed information. All Pugs ! (pug dogs)

The Pug Dog : Breeders and puppies, breed clubs, pictures, clip art (clipart), photo (photos), free e-cards, breed information. All Pugs ! (pug dogs)
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The Pug Dog : Breeders and puppies, breed clubs, pictures, clip art (clipart), photo (photos), free e-cards, breed information. All Pugs ! (pug dogs)
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The Pug Dog : Breeders and puppies, breed clubs, pictures, clip art (clipart), photo (photos), free e-cards, breed information. All Pugs ! (pug dogs)


The Pug Dog : Breeders and puppies, breed clubs, pictures, clip art (clipart), photo (photos), free e-cards, breed information. All Pugs ! (pug dogs)
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The Pug Dog : Breeders and puppies, breed clubs, pictures, clip art (clipart), photo (photos), free e-cards, breed information. All Pugs ! (pug dogs)

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Pug general breed information

A Basic Introduction to the Pug Dog Breed
The Pug is an AKC and FCI recognized dog breed, classified in the Toy Dogs group. The American Kennel Club first recognized the breed in 1885. Originally, the pug came from China. Its origin dates back to pre-Christian times!

Over the last years the pug has become more and more popular. Pugs are ranked #14 in the AKC Dog Breeds 2001 Top 50 (ranking based on the number of dogs that were registered by the AKC in 2000). An increasing number of people recognized and appreciated the pug's clownish and loving character. However, pugs' roles in television commercials and movies has been a reason for the increased popularity of the breed, also.

One of the goals of this web site is to provide information about pugs, so that you hopefully won't buy a pug just because you've seen one on television or in the movies. Pugs look very cute and therefore are easily bought on impulse. Although most pugs not only look cute but are cute in fact -- it's still important to know the characteristics of pugs, its needs and also, the weaknesses of the breed! If you already own a pug, or you've already decided to buy one, this site can help you to find information about care for pugs, health issues, breeding and how to find reputable breeders.


Is a Pug the Right Breed For You?

A pug is:
  • a dog that loves and needs human companionship and lots of attention
  • an intelligent breed
  • a dog with a great sense of humour, but not perse the same humour as its owners
  • a breed that is behaving as a puppy for a long time (more mature behavior often is not exposed until the dog reaches the age of three years old)
  • a dog that can be very stubborn and "naughty" - unless its owner knows to make clear to the dog what behavior is rewarding and wished for
  • a breed that, unfortunately, suffers from many different genetic disorders (not all individual pugs suffer from disorders - but for the breed as a whole, the many genetic disorders are in my opinion defenitely a weakness!)


So, the right owner for a pug would be:
  • someone who has a lot of time to share with his* dog
  • someone who loves to cuddle his dog a lot
  • someone who knows how to let the dog's intelligence work *for* him, instead of against ...
  • someone who's "soft" - but at the same time can be consequent all the time
  • someone who is patient - but doesn't give up easily
  • someone who can appreciate a dog being clownish and "naughty"
  • someone who is aware of the breed's weaknesses and is alert to prevent the pug's illness / death - knows how to recognize early symptoms of disease
  • NOT someone who's looking for a dog to keep outdoors
  • NOT someone who's searching for a very athletic dog, to go for long walks every day, compete in competitive agility etc.
  • NOT someone who's looking for a dog that will "automatically" ** be very obedient (a pug can learn to obey perfectly, but this will only succeed if the owner knows how to train a dog using positive training methods, and will to train the dog regularly).
* "his" could be "her" also, ofcourse ;-) !
** There's not one single breed that will be obedient automatically! However, the average pug will be more disposed to do whatever seems right to the dog itself, whereas some other breeds will be more disposed to do whatever their owner seems to like!


If you consider to buy a pug, the links below can be of great value for you:






Pug Pup - original painting from Paul Doyle. Click here for details and order information from Sally Mitchell's


Pug e-cards, pictures, photos, graphics, greeting cards



Pug e-mail lists, e-groups, newsgroups, message boards

  • Pug-Agility - this group is for people doing agility with their pugs!
    Pug dog messsage board (message boards), forum (forums), discussion, e-group (e-groups) online / virtual communities
  • Natural Pug - a list for those who feed raw food diets (BARF, The Ultimate Diet, Natural Rearing) to their Pugs
    Pug dog messsage board (message boards), forum (forums), discussion, e-group (e-groups) online / virtual communities
  • A Pug Place - a list for all Pug lovers, the largest Pug list on Yahoo!
    Pug dog messsage board (message boards), forum (forums), discussion, e-group (e-groups) online / virtual communities
  • PugForum - a place to meet other pugs and the people they own
    Pug dog messsage board (message boards), forum (forums), discussion, e-group (e-groups) online / virtual communities
  • More Pug Dog Lover's Message Boards and E-Groups
    Pug dog messsage board (message boards), forum (forums), discussion, e-group (e-groups) online / virtual communities
  • Pug dog related message @ usenet (rec.pets.dogs.breeds)



Pug books, gifts and collectibles

Pugs in The Netherlands
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