Pug Basics

Facts About Microchipping Your Pug

Even though your Pug is probably an inside dog, as most are, there are still plenty of good reasons why you should get him a microchip so he can "phone home" if anything should ever go wrong.

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Physical Characteristics of Pugs

It's easy to recognize the Pug: round head, distinctive pushed-in nose; large, expressive eyes; the wrinkled forehead. No other breed has the uniquely appealing look of the Pug.

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Why People Love Pugs

Why are Pugs so popular? Could it be their good looks or unmistakable charm? What is so darn irresistible about those Pugs? Ask anyone who has ever known a Pug and they will tell you there is no other dog that compares. But why?

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History of the Pug

Pug legend has it that the ancient Chinese were always looking into wrinkles, canine or otherwise, for patterns that resembled Chinese characters. The most revered wrinkle patterns where the three that formed the Chinese word for "Prince." Look at your Pug's forehead and you can probably figure out the rest. If three wrinkles were good, more were even better. So, the Chinese bred the dog to produce wrinkles and ? it worked.

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Grieving the Loss of Your Pug

Just as you first said hello, one day you will have to say good-bye. This is the heartbreak of loving a Pug. No one wants to think about this happening. But when it does, the emotions can be overwhelming.

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Pug Personality: The Joy of Being Owned By A Pug

If you're looking for the proverbial big dog in a small dog package, the Pug may just be the dog for you. Charming, mischievous, clever and cute, these little dogs have been beloved of emperors and royals for over 2000 years and they're one of the most popular dogs in America today.

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Health Benefits of Owning a Pug

If you love animals you probably already know that just being around a dog or cat can make you feel better. But there's a substantial body of research now that shows people who have pets tend to be healthier, both in body and mind, than people who are pet-less. Owning a Pug can actually improve your emotional and physical well-being.

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