Pugs are the clowns of the otherwise ferocious canine world. And that’s not an offense.
Pugs genuinely have a good sense of humor. And therefore, they are known to have a light-hearted nature. These dogs are fun to be around.
But does that make these small, sturdy dogs the right breed for you? Is their sense of humor a good enough reason to adopt them?
Well, not quite. If you’re thinking of adopting a pug, you need to have a few more solid reasons and grounds to adopt a pug. And we aim to help you with the same concern in this post.
We’ll share five reasons why the Pug might be the right dog breed for you. If these reasons don’t ring any bells or fail to vibe with you, know that a Pug isn’t the best pick for you.
If you browse through these Fascinating Pug Facts, you’ll repeatedly come across three attributes of the pug breed. They are:
Although they are athletic, they are short. These dogs are so short they are classified in the toy group of canines.
Since these dogs are physically short and small, they also have minimal physical needs.
A pug consumes 1/2 to 1/3 cup of quality food three times a day. Also, they are relatively healthier and do not develop diseases and disorders as easily as other dogs.
You should expect to pay $80 to $120 per month to care for your Pug throughout its life, which is approximately 12-15 years. This price bracket includes food, insurance, vet expenses, and additional costs.
As for living space, they require minimal space to own and explore. As long as the place is interesting, you won’t find your Pug stressed in an apartment.
Good with kids and other pets
Pugs have an independent nature. As long as you’re showering them with ample attention and care, they won’t require a buddy. Their inquisitive nature will keep them busy, while your attention will keep them healthy.
However, if you already have pets, that wouldn’t be an issue either. Pugs get along well with most other pets, including cats, rabbits, fish, birds, guinea pigs, and other dog breeds.
Make sure you give your Pug enough time to familiarize yourself with the other pet before expecting it to bond and play.
Pugs are also a good choice for those who have young kids. And that’s because Pugs have kind and considerate natures. They are understanding, supportive, and even protective of kids and other people they recognize.
Easy to train
Pugs have an inquisitive nature. These intelligent dogs are super curious about everything. Be it:
- Where do you store their treats?
- Getting your attention?
- Getting something they want. And so on.
So, naturally, you’ll have to be a bit careful about what you introduce to them and what you don’t. But the upside here is that you won’t have to waste days and weeks repeating the same activity. They’ll learn your commands quickly.
Love to cuddle
Like cats, Pugs sleep more than 14 hours a day.
However, unlike cats, these dogs love to cuddle too. Whether they’re sleeping and you lift them off to put them in your lap, or if they’re running around and you calm them down, you’ll receive the same positive response to cuddling.
Pugs don’t need lots of outdoor walks
Pugs are low-maintenance dogs.
They don’t require loads of your time to exist happily and peacefully. They don’t demand long hours of outdoor walking, physical playtime, or exercise to stay healthy.
Instead, you can take them out for a 20-minute walk every 3-4 days. And that shall be enough! If you’re not an extrovert, it’s good. Isn’t it?
Final thoughts about Pugs
Pugs are an excellent choice for living in compact areas like an apartment. This breed is also good for introverts and people with other pets. The same applies to those living on a budget.
Arslan Hassan is an electrical engineer passionate about writing, designing, and anything tech-related. His educational background in the technical field has given him the edge to write on many topics.