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Pug (Standing, Fawn)
Standing, Fawn

Breed Information


2022: #35

2021: #33

2020: #29

2019: #31

2018: #28

2017: #31

2016: #32

2015: #33

Name Pug
Other names Chinese Pug, Dutch Bulldog, Dutch Mastiff, Mini Mastiff, Mops, Carlin
Origin China
Breed Group

Toy (AKC:1885)

Companion breeds (UKC)

Size Smallest
Type Purebred
Life span 12-15 years











Male: 12-14 inches (30-36 cm)

Female: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)


Male: 13-20 pounds (6-9 kg)

Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg)

Colors Black


Litter Size 2-4 puppies
Puppy Prices

Average $800 - $1500 USD

Usually, the average price of a Pug puppy from a reputable breeder is between $800 and $1,500, while a top-quality Pug puppy can cost as high as $3,000 and upward. Their price depends upon the pup’s age, sex, quality, pedigree, and breeder’s location.

Breed Characteristics


5 stars

Apartment Friendly

5 stars

The Pug is good for apartment life. It is relatively inactive indoors and will do okay without a yard. Cannot withstand hot or cold weather and should be kept indoors at a comfortable temperature.

Barking Tendencies

3 stars


Cat Friendly

5 stars

Child Friendly

4 stars

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Dog Friendly

5 stars

Exercise Needs

2 stars

Pugs are strong dogs with short, straight legs. They need to be taken on daily walks. They enjoy energetic games and will keep in better health if given regular exercise. But be careful not to overdo it, especially if you see them start to wheeze.


1 stars

Low Maintenance: Grooming a Pug’s coat is easy. Brush his smooth double coat weekly with a rubber curry brush to remove dead hair. And you will remove lots of it, because Pugs shed. Bathe the Pug as needed. With the gentle dog shampoos available now, you can bathe a Pug weekly if you want without harming his coat.

Health Issues

5 stars

Hypoallergenic: No


4 stars

Ranking: #57 Full Ranking List


3 stars

Shedding Level

4 stars

Constant Shedding: Expect this dog to shed frequently. Be prepared to vacuum often. Brushing will reduce shedding as well as make the coat softer and cleaner.

Stranger Friendly

5 stars


3 stars

Moderately Easy Training: It is necessary to be gentle when training the Pug, as it is very sensitive to the tone of is master’s voice. Pugs are sometimes stubborn but do well with obedience training.

Watchdog Ability

3 stars

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Pug Puppy (Fawn, Face)
Fawn, Face

Pug Names

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
01 Charlie Daisy
02 Buddy Millie
03 Bo Ella
04 Brody Lady
05 Ace Penny
06 Oliver Piper
07 Hank Cookie
08 Baxter Shelby
09 Louie Sadie
10 Rocco Minnie
100 Cute Puppy Names ›


Square-proportioned, compact and of a cobby build, the pug is a large dog in a little space. Its gait is strong and jaunty, but with a slight roll of the hindquarters. Its distinctive expression is soft and solicitous. Its forehead has large, deep wrinkles. Its coat is fine, smooth and short.

The Pug breed is often described by the Latin phrase multum in parvo, or "much in little" or "a lot of dog in a small space", alluding to the Pug's remarkable and charming personality, despite its small size. 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.


There are various theories regarding the origin of the Pug breed, but the most generally accepted is that they originated in the Orient, and are a smooth-coated, longer-legged type of Pekingese. They have been well known in Europe since at least the 16th Century. After gaining favor with Royalty, the breed became very popular and even more well known. The AKC recognized the Pug in 1885.

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