Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization,
Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Training: Previous owner, I haven't learned care / training techniques, Attended conferences / shows, Books
Posted February 27, 2013
I have seen several pugs come through the rescue, most of them end up getting adopted by their foster families. These foster families see many dogs every year, and they find a dog they can't let go of? These dogs must be something special!
Pugs are cuddle bugs. They were bred to be companions and their absolute favorite place in the world is in your lap. They are silly dogs, constantly playing and shuffling around. I have never met an aggressive pug. They get along well with children, strangers and other dogs. They would love a little yard to run in, but they would also do well in an apartment.
My one cautionary note is that, as with many purebreds, there can be health issues. I have heard many stories of pug owners racking up vet bills due to nasal problems due to the short snout of the breed.