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Square-proportioned, compact and of a cobby build, the pug is a large dog in a little space. Its gait is strong and jaunty, however with a slight roll of the hindquarters. Its unique expression is soft and solicitous. Its forehead has large, deep wrinkles. Its coat is fine, smooth and short.
A charming blend of dignity and comedy, the pug is an amiable, lively and confident companion. It can be stubborn and headstrong, however it’s pleasant and generally willing to please. It loves to cavort and show off.
- AKC Ranking: 12
- Family: Mastiff (Bulldog)
- Origin: China
- Original Function: lap dog
- Today’s Function: companion
- Average Size of Male Height: 10-11 Weight: 14-18
- Average Size of Female Height: 10-11 Weight: 14-18
- Other names: mops, Carlin