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Also referred to as Mopshond or Mop or Carlin

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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All About Pugs

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Average Height & Weight

The Pug is considered a SMALL dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 10 to 11 inches.

Weight: 14 to 18 pounds.

Females – Height: 10 to 11 inches.

Weight: 14 to 18 pounds.

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Typical Coloring

Pugs are commonly fawn, silver fawn, apricot fawn or black. They have distinctive black “masks” on their muzzles.





Pugs have an outsized confidence and often act as comic relief with their curious, stubborn natures. They are friendly but often headstrong. They are also loving and constantly seeking the approval of their owners.




Activity Level

Pugs aren’t well-suited to intense bouts of exercise. They have a tendency to wheeze and don’t catch their breath easily, and they prefer a slow walk or a lazy game of fetch to intense activity.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 15 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concern for Pugs is skin fold dermatitis, which develops if its wrinkles are not cleaned and dried regularly. Elongated palette, stenotic nares, patellar luxation, Legg-Perthes and entropion are less common but still occur within the breed, while epilepsy is seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Pugs have a low tolerance for hot climates and should not go outdoors in hot, humid weather. They have a medium tolerance for cold climates.





Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Pugs make natural playmates for children. They love to play and show off. They are friendly toward other dogs and other household pets.




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