|Temperament||Friendly & laidback breed|
|Suitable||Loving breed who is very affectionate and adores being the centre of attention.|
|Health||Generally sturdy dog breed but may be prone to certain health concerns.|
|COMMON CLAIMS||MAXIMUM CLAIM|
|Anal Sac Disorder||$3,209.40|
|Neoplasia or Mass Lesion||$14,980.00|
|Skin Conditions Allergy||$2,587.22|
*Pet Insurance Australia Data 2022/2023
Bred primarily for companionship, the Pug thrives on human companionship. However, some have been known to be a wee bit stubborn when it comes to training. This is where your creativity and dedication are very important. They are naturally inquisitive dogs so persistence and enjoyment are vital for success. However, do not give up, training is very important to keep your Pug safe and happy. Training needs to begin as soon as possible. So, plan before you bring your bundle of fur home regarding rules, regulations and manners that everyone expects around the home. Bad habits are much harder to out-train, so prevention is key. Positive reinforcement is the only way to train your pug (and any breed for that matter) so keep it happy and fun. They simply love to make their owner smile and will do anything for the right pet parent. They have been known to be difficult to housetrain in some situations so researching crate training for this purpose is a good idea. But due to their smart natures, once they learn something, they never forget! Some pugs are very food motivated while others are all about cuddles, so finding the right motivation to suit your dog is important.
Pugs have a double coat that will require attention, particularly during moulting season. Regular brushing is a must to help control shedding. It’s also a great way to check that your pug’s coat is in good condition. Regular bathing is also required (every month) or more often if your little friend has found something particularly smelly to roll in. The folds on your pug’s face do entail some attention to guarantee they do not become overloaded with nasty bacteria that can lead to infection. A gentle wipe with a wet cloth every few days will ensure they are kept healthy, also make sure you dry their folds after each bathing session. Wet wrinkles can lead to infections.
Your pet’s health is priceless. Don’t leave it up to chance.
Pugs are adorable and very affectionate dogs, but like all breeds, they can also be prone to certain health issues.
Pugs don’t need endless amounts of exercise however, they are a very energetic and playful breed. But don’t have too much expectation when it comes to games like fetch. Like all dogs they will benefit from a daily walk and play session. This breed loves to eat, so ensuring they are kept at their correct weight is important to prevent future health problems. Keep feeding to the correct amounts and maintain daily exercise to keep your pup in tip-top condition. Being a companion breed they don’t like being left alone for long periods. Keeping up with boredom-busting ideas and daily exercise will help.
Despite some believing this breed is not very smart, many owners will beg to differ. Pugs can be a challenge to train so understanding your dog’s driving forces is important. Some will love food while others will love cuddles. They are a loyal loving breed that is super-playful making them one of the best companion dogs around. Socialisation from a young age is important, so enrol your beloved pug in a puppy preschool class and consider group obedience training.
Pugs are super family-friendly and thrive in a busy household full of those who want to cuddle and play. This makes them a wonderful choice for families with children. However, like with all breeds, ensure you teach your children how to correctly handle and play with a Pug.
Pugs have been specially bred to be a companion and won’t be happy unless they have your complete devotion and lap! Making them the ideal indoor dog. Due to their short-noses, the breed will struggle in the heat. Understanding this and adjusting their environment to suit is vitally important. If you suspect your pug is struggling in the heat, veterinary advice is recommended.
It is very important to only source your new Pug from a reputable breeding establishment, to ensure your puppy is healthy. It’s important to ask important questions about hereditary problems and if possible, view Mum and Dad. Contact your local breed club and research your chosen breeder. Your breeder should have paperwork and documentation to prove that they regularly test their dogs for genetic diseases. This process might take a little more time than a quick online purchase, however, it will save you and your family from unimaginable heartache caused by a sick puppy or dog.
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