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Choosing A Pug

Jul 19, 2008
Pug dogs are such an excellent breed that many Pug owners choose to keep more than one. Although, as with all dog breeds there are the exceptions for when a Pug isn't right for everyone and every household. So while you want to look at the positive aspects of the breed it is also a good idea to consider the negative aspects of Pug dogs as well before you make the final decision over whether or not they are the right dog for you and your household.

By properly selecting a breed that will work with you then you can make sure you have a positive experience. By doing your research and considering the negative aspects of a Pug dogs you will be able to determine if the personality and lifestyle of a put will fit with you and your household.

So consider the negative aspects of Pug dogs in order to make sure their personality and lifestyle will fit in with your household. It is important that you carefully and seriously consider the nature and characteristics of the Pug breed before making a final decision. The most difficult areas for the owners of a Pug include health issues, shedding and housetraining. Each of these areas will be discussed in a little more depth in the following article.

When it comes to health, Pug dogs are likely to get many genetic health issues. As a result the Pug dog will require more veterinary care than the average breed of dog. While this won't happen with all Pugs, you should be prepared to spend a lot of time and money at the vet's office. So if you don't want to make this twelve plus year commitment then you may want to consider another breed.

Another common problem with Pug dogs is shedding. They will shed more than other breeds even with a short coat. So if you don't want to deal with fur all over your house, car and clothes then you might want to consider another breed. You will just have to deal with the shedding of a Pug since there isn't much you can do to reduce the shedding. The only way to keep the hair down is with regular cleaning in order to keep your house, car and clothes looking presentable.

Housetraining is the last issue you will want to consider with Pug dogs. The Pug isn't the easiest of breeds to train. Their small size makes them more difficult to train than larger breeds, which have a greater capacity to hold.

But size isn't the only obstacle owners face, as there is also the issue of the Pug dog's stubborn nature at times, which make them less cooperative to train than other breeds. Training of Pug dogs can happen within three months of adding the dog to your household if you have owned Pug dogs before or if you have a skilled training system in place from owning previous dogs.

However, for most people the housetraining of Pug dogs will take at least a year or longer. So if you aren't prepared to deal with an un-housetrained puppy for a few years you likely don't want a Pug.
About the Author
About the author: Jenny Donaldson is an avid lover of the Pug and has a popular website that can teach you how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Pug. Among other topics there, you will find out more about Pug puppy choice plus a whole lot more.
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