Breed Guide: Pug

About the PugHeight (to base of neck): 10-11″Weight: 14-18lbsColor: Fawn, apricot, silver and black. Black or dark ears and muzzle.Origin: AsiaCoat: Fine short double coat.Life Expectancy: 13-15 yearsEnergy level: ModerateExercise needs: Low to moderateIs a Pug the Right Dog Breed for You?Pugs have been bred solely for companionship and therefore are good family dogs.  They are lively and playful, and good with children.  They can possess an independent streak and are alarm barkers.  While they can be suited to rural and urban homes, they must be indoor dogs due to their intolerance of heat extremes.  They are moderate shedders, and have low grooming needs, but care needs to be taken to clean skin folds around the face daily.  Light daily exercise is recommended.5 Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the PugAccording to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount  Most Expensive Claim 
Ear Infection $264 $8,784
Skin Allergies $789 $10,930
Gum Disease $469 $2,134
Skin Bacterial Infection $160 $807
Corneal Ulcer $341 $2,798

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