Pugs are always touched only by their appearance. And after talking with these animals, it is impossible not to fall in love with them. The flattened muzzles, large begging eyes, and the perky tail ring make this breed very attractive for lovers of compact dogs. In addition, they are ideal for keeping in urban apartments, as they do not take up much space and do not require extensive maintenance.
Pugs were bred in ancient China and were then called the “imperial” dog. At first, the pets lived with Tibetan monks and were real hunters for rodents and small furs. Subsequently, due to the folds on the forehead, which formed a figure similar to the imperial hieroglyph, the doggie moved in the ruler’s courtyard and became just a decorative breed.
Important! At that time, there was no clear division of breeds such as Pekingese and Pug. There were short-haired and long-haired representatives of the same breed.
Subsequently, pugs became exclusively decorative dogs. They were available only to noble citizens, as they cost fabulous money. Later, doggies were brought to the European continent and also gained popularity among noble ladies and gentlemen.
Grey Pug Dogs
The main feature of the animals of this breed is their flattened muzzle with a nose recessed in the folds, as well as a tail twisted in one or two circles. The pet’s body is muscular, stocky, but rather nimble. The breed is prone to uncontrolled eating of any delicacies and, as a result, obesity.
A plump dog with short, muscular legs, it has an incredible look with round dark brown eyes. In such a look, it is easy to get lost and give the pets everything that he asks for. The ears of the pet are small, curved towards the muzzle, standing at the base of the cartilage.
The lower jaw protrudes slightly forward, but the incisors are straight and everything looks pretty attractive. The tail is set high and curled in two or more often in one ring. The coat has a dense undercoat, smooth and short, rather stiff.
The grey color of the pet is not standard. It is a dull silver shade that vaguely resembles the silvery color of dogs considered to be the accepted standard in the United States. However, in our country, such puppies are considered a defect by color and do not have the opportunity to build an exhibition career.
Grey Pug Dog: Temperament
Regardless of the color, the pug breed has a very friendly and docile nature. They get along well in families with small children, arranging naughty games with them. A companion dog is ideal for people with limited activity. Pugs do not require long walks and intense outdoor play. They can easily walk the streets of the city and then lie imposingly on the pillows in front of the TV.
Any upbringing and training of a pug are quite successful, but there is one negative trait in the character of pets – stubbornness. If an animal wants something, it will definitely achieve it. Therefore, it is imperative to protect your pet from dangerous undertakings.
Standard Colors of Pugs
Among the colors recognized by the cynological communities, only 4 are distinguished, which can participate and win at exhibitions, as well as participate in the further selection. Puppies are carefully selected for a variety of traits, including the color and structure of the pet’s coat.
The recognized colors include:
fawn (the most common creamy beige shade, the muzzle, and nose are always black);
apricot (beige with a slight shade of apricot on the back of the animal, the muzzle is also coal-black);
black (completely charcoal, a very rare species of pugs);
deer in the moonlight (a very unusual silvery brown with an admixture of apricot hue, only recently recognized as a standard).
Any representative of the breed, with proper education and training, will be an excellent pet. It is necessary to strictly monitor his diet and avoid overeating. Then the animal will be healthy and cheerful, delighting all the household.