Breed Guide: Pug
Posted on May 26, 2014 under Dog Breeds
Dr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Pug
Height (to base of neck): 10-11″
Color: Fawn, apricot, silver and black. Black or dark ears and muzzle.
Coat: Fine short double coat.
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Energy level: Moderate
Exercise needs: Low to moderate
Is a Pug the Right Dog Breed for You?
Pugs have been bred solely for companionship and therefore are good family dogs. They are lively and playful, and good with children. They can possess an independent streak and are alarm barkers. While they can be suited to rural and urban homes, they must be indoor dogs due to their intolerance of heat extremes. They are moderate shedders, and have low grooming needs, but care needs to be taken to clean skin folds around the face daily. Light daily exercise is recommended.
5 Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Pug
According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives
|Medical Issue||Average Claim Amount||Most Expensive Claim|
|Skin Bacterial Infection||$160||$807|
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