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Pug

Pug

The Pug is a breed of dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. Pugs are known for being sociable and gentle companion dogs.

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 12-14in

Female: 10-12in

Weight

Male: 14-18lb

Female: 14-18lb

Fun Fact

They are the official dog of the House of Orange – After a heroic Pug called Pompey saved the life of a prince, the breed became the dog of choice by the House of Orange-Nassau dynasty.

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About this Breed

Pugs often are described as a lot of dog in a small space. These sturdy, compact dogs are a part of the American Kennel Club’s Toy group, and are known as the clowns of the canine world because they have a great sense of humor and like to show off. Originally bred to be a lap dog, the Pug thrives on human companionship.

Pugs are strong willed but rarely aggressive, and are suitable for families with children. The majority of the breed is very fond of children and sturdy enough to properly play with them. Depending on their owner’s mood, they can be quiet and docile but also vivacious and teasing.

Pugs tend to be intuitive and sensitive to the moods of their owners and are usually eager to please them. Pugs tend to have a somewhat lazy nature and spend a lot of time napping. They are often called “shadows” because they follow their owners around and like to stay close to the action, craving attention and affection from their owners

Pugs on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Pug ancestry.

  • Po

    Po

    Pugsley

    Pugsley

    Lucy

    Lucy

    Todd Barkley

    Todd Barkley

  • Linus

    Linus

    Barkley

    Barkley

    Leroy Fisher

    Leroy Fisher

    Casper Hope Benjamin

    Casper Hope Benjamin

  • Penny Lane

    Penny Lane

    Princess Ebony

    Princess Ebony

    Kylie

    Kylie

    Georgie

    Georgie

Favorite Names

For Male

  1. Max
  2. Charlie
  3. Gus
  4. Buddy
  5. Oliver
  6. Rocky
  7. Dexter
  8. Cooper
  9. Milo
  10. Ollie

For Female

  1. Bella
  2. Luna
  3. Lucy
  4. Penny
  5. Rosie
  6. Daisy
  7. Pepper
  8. Lola
  9. Roxy
  10. Olive

Common Locations

  1. California, United States
  2. Texas, United States
  3. New York, United States
  4. Pennsylvania, United States
  5. Washington, United States
  6. Arizona, United States
  7. Ohio, United States
  8. Illinois, United States
  9. Florida, United States
  10. Virginia, United States

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