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Characteristics of a Pug

Pugs are adorable and provide dog owners with a lifetime of cherished memories and companionship. If you are thinking of welcoming a Pug into your home you will want to learn more about their traits and characteristics that make them so lovable. It will also help you understand their personalities which will help you get through the younger years and training sessions.

  • Energetic – Pugs are full of energy and ready to start their day with an abundance of enthusiasm. Be sure to provide plenty of toys for your pug to play with throughout the day.
  • Loving – Pugs are great companion and family pets that prefer to be side-by-side with their owners. They are often referred to as “shadows” due to their desire to watch, learn and participate in every activity their owner is doing.
  • Sedentary – While Pugs are filled with energy and quench for life, they also enjoy taking naps frequently to rejuvenate themselves for their next play session.
  • Comedian – Providing fun entertainment that makes their family laugh is part of a Pugs everyday life. You will find your Pug doing silly antics throughout the day that keep you laughing and in a cheerful mood.
  • Sociable – Good dispositions are well-known in this breed. Most Pugs are friendly to strangers, children and other pets. At times, early socialization is required to achieve a socially acceptable Pug.
  • Stubborn – That adorable little face and sweet personality can exhibit a stubborn streak. Sometimes Pugs just want to have things their way. But, the stubborn streak is not usually to an extreme. Proper training and patients on the part of the dog owner will help keep the stubbornness under control and balanced.
  • Clever – Intelligence is noticeable from puppyhood. Pug owners will realize from the beginning that they can train their Pug to do a variety of different tricks easily.
  • Charming – Sweet Pugs are capable of providing their family with compassion. There will be moments when a Pug can naturally sense the mood and energy level of their family members and match it perfectly.
  • Quiet – Pugs don’t like to yap or hear themselves bark for the fun of it. They are usually quiet and will only bark for specific reasons such as trying to get your attention, requesting food, drink or treats and during playtime.

A Pug is not a watch dog and owners should not expect them to behave in this manner. Pugs are more loving and playful, always looking for fun and a good place to nap, instead of confrontation. When choosing a Pug to welcome into your family you will want to observe the personalities of the litter and the mother. Avoid choosing a pup that is highly vocal, restless or scared and hiding in the corner. You will want to choose a happy-go-lucky, playful pup that is comfortable around humans and their litter mates. Welcoming a Pug into your home will bring you and your family companionship, laughter, entertainment and much more!

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