Sturdy, stable and always amiable, the Pug is a favourite dog breed for Australian households. Their large, expressive eyes and wrinkly forehead gives them a pensive, even innocent expression. Needless to say, with the proper Pug Pet Insurance, this is a breed that will complete your household.
The first pugs were bred as companion dogs for ruling families in China. Some of these early pug ancestors were imported to Europe in the 16th century, and a new line of globe-trotting, aristocratic dog was born.
Pugs were quite popular at European courts in the 16th and 17th centuries, and the breed flourished in 19th century England under the patronage of Queen Victoria.
She kept many pugs of her own, and general involvement with dogs and breeding helped to establish the first Kennel Club.
Today’s enthusiastic owners eager to take out the best Pug insurance for their dog are by no means the first to feel that their pug is in a class of their own. Suffice it to say, owner enthusiasm is as much a trait of this breed as any of their other characteristics.
Female: 25-30 cm
Male: 30-36 cm
Female: 6-8 kg
Male: 6-9 kg
Quiet, clever, docile, playful, stubborn, sociable and attentive
Cheyletiella dermatitis, Pug dog encephalitis, epilepsy, nerve degeneration, corneal ulcers
Requires moderate exercise, such as a daily walk, to overcome potential problems with obesity.
Short and smooth double coat
Black, fawn, silver fawn and apricot
A low-maintenance breed, but a shortened snout and protruding eyes means they require special care in terms of temperature regulation and protection from injury.
Centuries of selective breeding have created an unmistakable physical profile for the pug. This is a small dog with a short, flat coat and moderate grooming requirements.
They are the archetypal lap dog.
But the real standout feature of this breed is the head and face. They feature a distinctive, short muzzle and protruding eyes that – it should be noted – are prone to injury because they are poorly protected by the brow.
While colouration varies from one pug to the next, all of them feature naturally floppy ears, a dark face mask (except in the case of black pugs) and a tightly curled tail.
It should also be noted that pugs defy many lap dog stereotypes and come across as more serious than fun-loving.
If you would like to learn more about the possibility of taking out pet insurance for a Pug, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with PIA. We offer a range of coverage options, including accidental injury cover, illness cover and major medical coverage. Apply today and see to it that your pug remains healthy and protected throughout their life.