5 Things About the Pug Life
Before you bring a pug into your life there are a few things you may want to know about them first:
A pack of pugs is called a Grumble.
Their wrinkly faces need to be cleaned regularly – those wrinkly faces are their trademark, and need a bit of care. The wrinkles need to be cleaned regularly to prevent infection and bacterial growth.
Pugs run at an average speed around 3-5mph – small bursts and tire easily
Pugs have a shortened nasal passage and upper respiratory system that causes breathing difficulties and snorting and may be triggered from allergies. This irritation is the most likely cause of what is known as reverse sneezing.
Pug lifespan is 12 to 15 years
The pug is a breed of dog originally from China. Physically distinctive features include a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. In the 16th century Pugs were brought from China to Europe by traders. In Western Europe the House of Orange of the Netherlands, and the House of Stuart popularized the breed.
Pugs were introduced to the United States after the Civil War, and the breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885. At first, Pugs were very popular, but by the turn of the century, interest in the breed waned. A few dedicated breeders kept breeding and, after some years, the breed regained popularity.