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 American 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.

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

    Purebred

    Penny Lane

    Penny Lane

    Purebred

    Georgie

    Georgie

    Purebred

    Pippa

    Pippa

    Purebred

  • Princess Ebony

    Princess Ebony

    Purebred

    Annie

    Annie

    Purebred

    Parker

    Parker

    Purebred

    Luna

    Luna

    Purebred

  • Hugo

    Hugo

    Purebred

    Hobo

    Hobo

    Purebred

    Oliver

    Oliver

    Purebred

    Tai

    Tai

    Purebred

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Max
  2. Charlie
  3. Henry
  4. Ollie
  5. Oscar
  6. Jack
  7. Rocky
  8. Dexter
  9. Otis
  10. Buddy

For Females

  1. Lucy
  2. Luna
  3. Bella
  4. Penny
  5. Olive
  6. Chloe
  7. Daisy
  8. Lola
  9. Sophie
  10. Piper

Common Locations

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

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