The original appearance and unusual color of the pug literally attract the attention of others. A black mask on a short and dull face, at first glance, causes fear of being bitten.
But in fact, the pug is very benevolent and, one might say, loves children to the point of folly.
With them, he himself becomes like a child and is very happy that everyone around him gives pleasure and causes smiles on the faces of people who are watching his gay games with children.
Pug is unusually sociable, playful. When you observe how he rushes for leaves driven by the wind, or, falling on the front paws, trying to catch ice-spinning snowflakes, you see how the dog is transformed, and involuntarily there is a comparison with a small gay spark that escaped into the sky from a large fire.
Pug looks pretty cool to strangers, looks closely at them, and then, weighing all the pros and cons, decides - to make the stranger happy with his benevolent attention and allow himself to stroke, or sniff, snort and leave with an independent look.
Pug loves to insist on his own. If he plays with the dog and can not catch it, he will run after her with a squeal until the partner in the game succumbs. Then he will come up and humorously rub off behind the ear or the withers, while making a sound - something in between a cat's meow and a dog growling. Amazing is the ability of this dog to show what she wants, so much so that the host immediately understands this!
When a pug begging for something from the table (and this is his favorite occupation), you can not pretend that you do not notice - the front paws, resembling a catlike flexibility, will immediately begin to scratch you, large, slightly bulging eyes will be unblinking to look at you With a plaintive air; At the same time there will be a grimace on the face, or even a semblance of a smile.
If you like this behavior, you can give him a piece, but if you do not - you will have to stop the unwanted actions by training. Pug is very fast and even willingly gives in to "learning". But he can not stand it when they shout at him or raise his voice too much. He looks like he was beaten, or he is completely deaf.
Dogs of this breed can be quite aggressive. They are so selflessly defending their master and his family that, for all their kindness, they can very sensibly bite the offender. It is because of the propensity for aggressiveness not to zealously piss out the pug, because, firstly, attacks of rage lead the dog to suffocation, loss of consciousness and heart attacks, and secondly, the angry pug then brings a lot of troubles and inconveniences.
Still, the main thing in the character of a pug is good-naturedness, affection.
He can not be left alone for long in an unfamiliar place and with people he does not know. All the time, while he is in such a situation without his beloved master, he misses, sits with a misty look, thinking about something. But it is only necessary to appear to the owner - and there is no limit to the joy! Begins running, jumping into hands, licking hands and faces, followed by a squeal.
After scrambling, a reprimand will follow: "Why have I been alone for so long? I was so bored! "The pug loves the order in everything, so that everything lies in his usual places. If something is not right, or something unexpected happens, there is only one reaction: a fighting stance and a loud, guttural barking. Yes, such that in the whole district will be heard. After the order is restored, the dog sneezes, yawns and, by the way, retires to his favorite place, pleased with himself.
Because of its propensity for obesity, a pug needs a constant diet. If you want to choose the optimal pug feed, read the section: Dog food . If you do not limit it, it very soon turns into a column of fat, snoring and snoring on the couch. He, lost interest in games, communication. Of course, pug needs a daily exercise. Contrary to the popular belief that the pug has a bad breathing apparatus, it tolerates all loads well, it feels great even after two or three hours of walking and running around. Maybe because the pug simply does not know about human prejudices?
Pug is full of self-esteem. He is not bought neither on affection, nor on sweets. He chooses whom to treat with sympathy, and to whom with indifference. Pug has such incredible intuition that his masters can rely entirely on their dog to decide which outsider deserves credit and who does not. From the above, we can conclude that the pug has a very peculiar character, more human than animal. The reason for this should be found in his many years of stay with a person to whom he became physically and even more psychologically.
A significant humanization of this breed, but not completely crossed out its dog essence. Pug kept an increased sense of schooling and a sense of hierarchy. In houses where several individuals live, young people honor and respect the elders, even if they do not show their authority.
After weaning, that is, at the age when the puppy gets to the new owner, all the most serious problems are already behind. However, his health continues to require some attention. Like the molasses of larger sizes, the pug very quickly builds up muscle mass, which, however, still rests on a fragile, not fully ripe bone. At this age it is very important to control the calcium phosphorus balance and not to make mistakes in the diet.
Having reached the age of one year, the pug becomes an ideally healthy dog and causes absolutely no worries. The only weak point is the eyes, which, being large and bulging, can easily become inflamed. This problem can easily be solved by daily rinsing the eyes with tea tea leaves. Puppy should not be overly physically active. Its development should be gradual. An adult pug on the other hand can move as much as he likes, even if his capabilities are severely limited in this. Usually he prefers to laze around at home next to the owner and is not particularly inclined to frolic in the fresh air.
Pug is unpretentious, but nevertheless needs care. Once a day you have to walk his wool with a cloth or a hard brush, wipe his eyes with a cotton swab soaked in spilled tea. Ears need to be cleaned regularly, free from accumulated sulfur in them. Particular attention should be paid to a large skin fold above the nose: it can cause diaper rash, wetting wounds, from which the dog is very afflicted.