Pugs, Rayman’s Best Buddies
We have Pugs in our home, three to be exact. Baby was our first, then came Ozzie (the crazy one), and Dolly, Ozzie’s sister. They very protective, a little stubborn, and need to be with one of us all the time. It’s funny, they can hear a leaf fall outside the house, but fall asleep when I’m blasting rock n roll throughout the house. I’ve included some history on the pug for those who are looking for pet. Pugs are great companions, great with kids too.
The breed is often summarized as multum in parvo (“much in little”), describing the pug’s remarkable personality despite its small size. While the pugs appearing in eighteenth century prints tended to be long and lean, modern breed preferences are for a square, body, a compact form, a deep chest, and well-developed muscle. Pugs have two distinct shapes for their ears, “rose” and “button”. “Rose” ears are smaller than the standard style “button” and are folded with the front edge against the side of the head. The legs are very strong, straight, of moderate length, and are set well under. The shoulders are moderately laid back. The feet are neither so long as the foot of the hare, nor so round as that of the cat; well split-up toes, and the nails black. The lower teeth normally protrude further than their upper, meeting in an under-bite.
Coat and color
Fawn pugs and black pugs are similar in every way, except the color of their coats.
Their smooth, glossy coats can be fawn, apricot fawn, silver fawn, or black. The markings are clearly defined. The tail normally curls tightly over the hip.
Strong willed but rarely aggressive, the pug is suitable for families with children. The majority of the breed is very fond of children and sturdy enough to properly play with them. They can be quiet and docile but also vivacious and teasing depending on their owner’s mood.