I’ll be picking up our pug puppy in two weeks. At that time he’ll be 8 weeks old.
I think we’re getting the puppy with the yellow ribbon around his neck in the upper left corner. The breeder sent me this photo yesterday; they all look well-fed, healthy, alert and have classic pug markings.
There are 7 puppies in the litter. These are the five males. I think I mentioned in a previous post that I requested a male puppy (we’ve always had male dogs).
-Pugs live for their owners, love to cuddle and will shadow you.
-Pugs are all around happy and affectionate dogs and are extremely loyal with charming personalities. They’re intelligent and sociable too.
-Pugs can be willful and owners have to be patient and diligent with training.
-Pugs are for people who can be with them for most of every day. They’re not suitable for people with 9 to 5 jobs with a house that’s empty and quiet for most of the day.
-Pugs have breathing issues and do not fare well in hot and humid conditions. Central air conditioning is necessary or rooms with window A/C units–they absolutely need this. They can easily die if overheated.
-Pugs shed like CRAZY. So if you need to be turned out for your job in a nice suit or dress and don’t have the time about worrying where you last left the lint brush, then don’t get a pug. I permanently keep a lint brush in my car so when I show up at work I do a final brush off outside my car. Actually packing tape does a better job but that can get pricey considering how fast I can go through a roll.
-Pugs will demand to sleep in the bed with you and under the covers. They jump on furniture and will demand to lean on your leg or sit in your lap each and every time you sit down. They can’t comprehend it if you say, “no.” They simply aren’t wired that way. They’re sole job is to be with their owner(s) at all times and they’re goal is to please. They love to have fun and love to be around kids playing in a yard.
-Pugs can live a long time. It’s not uncommon for a pug to live to 16 years of age.
-To sum it up, pugs think they own you.
What I’ reading now: The Secret Language of Dogs by Victoria Stilwell