Pugs - Personality and Temperament
It seemed like a good idea to search for "adjectives describing pugs" but, not so much. I'm not going to link the page here, you can search yourself. Pampered, definitely: overweight, often: villainous, perhaps but fat and fragrant, old fat, wicked little, are not what I would use.
Pugs are one of the most loving and non-agressive dogs you could meet. They are generally ideal for children and get on well with other dogs. Just because the name pug might have come from pugnacious doesn't mean they are belligerent and quarrelsome, no, better adjectives to describe a pug are: loveable, happy, contented, companionable, mischievous but of course they can be greedy and stubborn.
- According to Petplan in the UK pugs are"small, sturdy and very playful".
- Daily Paws under temperament describes them as "content snuggling up on your lap and lounging the day away". Don't we all enjoy that!
- PDWRA, the 'Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association', has great information under the heading So You Want A Pug?, where they have lots of info on pug puppies, house training, pug quirks and why pugs aren't dumb, in fact they are smart enough and stubborn enough to get their own way. They also have information on adopting, fostering and you can donate if you want to help the organisation.
- Want to know what it's like to live with a pug? According to "Pets 4 Home" it can be more like "living with a small child than a dog". They also describe them as clowns who love entertaining.
- If you like info in table form 'Dog Time' might have what you need on pug breed characteristics. This is followed by lots of other useful information including a section on "pug personality"
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