Black Pug Owner’s Guide

By Tom •  Updated: 10/24/20 •  5 min read
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Are you thinking about adopting a Pug? This small pooch is popular and has a big personality. They make good family pets but it is important to be aware of their health conditions before you get a Black Pug. When you know a lot about this breed, you can make sure that they have the best life. So, let’s take a look at the facts about Black Pugs.

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What do Pugs look Like?

Pugs are instantly recognizable with their lovable big eyes and floppy ears. They have a stocky build and are small canines at around 10 to 11 inches in height, with a small muzzle. The Black Pug should weigh around 14 to 18 pounds. While you can get them in a black color, there are also other variations, such as tan. They are playful small dogs that can get make new furry friends and they are good with children.

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Do They Have a Good Temperament?

If you are looking for a family pet, you will be pleased to know that the Black Pug is perfect. They are very loving dogs that like to spend time with their pack. This is going to be ideal if you are someone that is home a lot of the day. alternatively, if you work a lot, they will need company during the day. You can take your pooch to a day care center to make new furry friends or get a dog walker.

But Pugs are known for being strong-willed and stubborn at times. This means that you will have to work hard during training to keep them motivated. Usually, fun and treats will do the trick. But you may have to keep training sessions short and snappy to make sure they stay engaged with you.

Do They Need a lot of Exercise?

Just as you would expect for a dog their size, the Black Pug does not need the same amount of exercise as a bigger pooch. In fact, since they were bred to be a lap dog and a good companion to humans, they do not have demanding exercise needs. However, this does not mean that they do not enjoy walking and running around. The Black Pug will enjoy going on short walks twice a day with their humans. This gives them the opportunity to explore the world around them and get some exercise. It can be easy for this furry friend to put on the pounds. Therefore, regular exercise is going to prevent this.

One thing to remember is that the Black Pug has a short muzzle. This means that you have to monitor their energy levels, as they will struggle to breathe properly when they are overexerted. Thus, ensure that you exercise your beloved companion in cooler temperatures. They are not going to do well with warm weather in the summer months. They are also not the best when it comes to swimming. So, they should be monitored around water or have to wear a life vest for safety.

Do They Have any Health Issues?

Unfortunately, there are some health issues that you will need to keep an eye out for when you have a Black Pug. Of course, they have large eyes. This can mean that they are prone to infection and damage. Their short muzzle means that this cannot protect them from branches or other objects that are in front of their face. In addition, you have to make sure that you clean the ears and wrinkles that are over the nose. This is going to also avoid infection.

Do They Need a lot of Grooming?

There is some great news about Pugs; they do not need a lot of grooming! While you can occasionally brush their short hair, there is very minimal shedding. They do not require trips to the groomer either. You should be aware that the Black Pug is not a hypoallergenic breed. Therefore, this is not going to be the right furry friend for anybody with allergies.

The one thing you should realize about the Black Pug is that they can be prone to allergies and skin disease. This means that this canine might need special shampoo when you are bathing them. In addition, it will be essential to clean between the skin folds, in the ears and around the eyes to prevent infection.

Where Can I Find a Black Pug?

Have you fallen in love with Black Pugs? They make fantastic pets and if you want to bring one into your family home, you are probably wondering where you can find your next furry friend. The best place to begin your search for a beloved companion is at your local shelter. There are lots of dogs here that are looking for their forever home. This can include a variety of Pugs. It is important to remember that a Black Pug has the same characteristics as other Pugs. Therefore, if you find a different color of canine in the local shelter, they are going to be just as loving.

You can also search online for a Pug rescue organization. These are caring charities online that can help you connect with your next beloved companion. They might be aware of a Black Pug that is looking to be adopted. You can travel and meet your pooch and feel satisfied that you are giving an adult dog a new home.

If you really want a Black Pug and would like to raise it from a puppy, you can also choose to go to a breeder. You will have to pay a lot of money to get a Black Pug and you will need to budget for this. Since they can have some health issues, you will need to be insured or prepared to pay for medical assistance too. Always ensure that you do your research when it comes to choosing a breeder. This is going to make sure that you receive a healthy Black Pug and support those who take care of their dogs.

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Tom

Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!

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