According to the American Kennel Club, pugs grow to a height of 12 to 14 inches and a weight of 14 to 18 pounds. Full-grown female pugs are typically on the lower end of those ranges.Continue Reading
Recognized by the AKC in 1885 as part of the toy group, pugs are one of the oldest dog breeds. Originally from China, pugs were pets to Tibetan Buddhists.
Described as "a lot of dog in a small space," pugs have good temperaments, loving dispositions and playful personalities. Popular as companion dogs, pugs thrive on human interaction. They require minimal exercise and little grooming.Learn more about Dogs
Pug breed dogs do shed, although the black-colored pug sheds less than the fawn-colored pug. This breed sheds a lot, and requires frequent brushing to prevent a buildup of hair. The thickness and texture of a pug's fur is similar to cat hair and sticks to furniture and clothing.Full Answer >
Pugs are pregnant for an average of 63 days, according to Pet Pug Dog; however, a normal pug pregnancy can last anywhere from 60 to 65 days. Pugs that are pregnant for longer than 67 days need medical attention.Full Answer >
Pet MD states that the average lifespan of pugs is 12 to 15 years. Pugs sometimes suffer from necrotizing meningoencephalitis, which is a condition that causes inflammation of the brain and meninges. Pugs that are susceptible to the condition experience symptoms within 6 months to 7 years of age.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the average cost to purchase a purebred pug puppy is between $900 and $1,500. However, this price range can vary from breeder to breeder and from state to state, so researching thoroughly before purchasing is recommended.Full Answer >