This is an even-tempered breed, exhibiting stability, playfulness, great charm, dignity and an outgoing, loving disposition, The Pug’s reason for living is to be near their people and to please them, and their sturdiness makes them a family favorite. They are comfortable in small apartments since they need minimal exercise, however, Pugs can easily adapt to all situations. Although Pugs do shed, their short coat requires little grooming. The Pug is one of the oldest breeds of dogs and has flourished since before 400 B.C. Most researchers agree that the breed comes from Asia, due to its similarities to the Pekingese. China is the earliest known source for Pugs where they were pets of the Buddhist monasteries in Tibet. The breed next appeared in Japan and Europe, becoming popular when Prince William II became the King of England wherein he owned Pugs and they became the fashionable breed for generations. The Pug is "a lot of dog in a small space." They are recognized for their even-tempers, playful personalities, and their outgoing, loving dispositions. Pugs comes in several colors including fawn, silver fawn, apricot fawn or black with a well-defined "mask" on the muzzle. A popular companion dog, the Pug also excels in the show ring. AKC registration site Pugs are cute - if you love them, you think they are the cutest breed around. People who consider them ugly just don't see the beauty in the breed.
Are you looking for a dog that will make you laugh? Then a Pug may be good for you - they are natural clowns and show offs. Are you looking for a dog that is good with children? Then a Pug may be good for you as they seem to consider children to be "Pug-sized" people. Although Pugs are fun loving addition to a family, they are not typically an outside dog. Most Pugs requires air conditioning in the summer as they do get hot and don't enjoy extremely hot climates. Do you want a small watch dog for an apartment situation? MAYBE a Pug can work - but it's not usual. Most Pugs won't know a stranger in their entire lives, let alone recognize a burglar. Do you want an easy to train dog? Pugs don't normally fall into that category in general - because usually they want very much to please you, but sometimes it takes a Pug longer than other breeds to understand what you want (or maybe, longer for you to understand what they're going to do!). Do you want a dog that's almost human-like in personality? Then consider a Pug, as Pugs have more personality than they know what to do with!