Kentuckiana Pug Rescue wants you to have the answers to all the
questions you may have about Pugs. We want you to be well
informed when you are making the decision of whether or not a Pug is
the right dog for you and your family. Here are answers to
some frequently asked questions. We hope you find this
information helpful. Also, please be sure to check out
Caring for a Pug,
as it is loaded with lots of great info!
Do Pugs really snore?
Answer: Yes! Almost every
Pug snores. Some can even be loud enough that they are
mistaken for a person snoring. Pugs also will
snort, snuffle, wheeze, and grunt. To
some, these sounds are sweet and cute, but to others they may be
Question: Do a Pug's wrinkles
require any special care?
Answer: A Pug's face wrinkles
should be cleaned and checked regularly. If not, they can hold
moisture and dirt which can cause the area to become raw, sore or
even infected. To clean the wrinkles, most Pugs simply need
them wiped with a tissue. If you notice a foul odor coming
from your Pug's face, or he/she seems to be bothered (rubbing their
face on things or digging at their face), you will want to have your
vet check it out.
Why can't Pugs stay outdoors?
Answer: Pugs cannot tolerate
high heat and humidity. Dogs cool off by panting and their long
tongues and noses give them more cooling area. Pugs have virtually
no cooling area for their bodies, so they can (and will) literally
over heat and die in less than 30 minutes outdoors in high heat
Question: Does a male or a female
Pug make the best pet?
Answer: All Pugs, whether they
are male or female, will have different personalities. Some
people will swear that male Pugs are more laid back and loving,
while females are more independent and active. However,
you will find just as many people who feel that the opposite is true
and will tell you stories about their sweet, cuddly girl Pug and
their boisterous boy. That is why it's important to spend time
observing the Pug(s) that you are considering making part of your
family and be sure to ask the owner/foster parent/rescue lots of
Do Pugs get along with other animals?
Answer: Pugs are generally very
friendly, and easy going. That is not to say that Pugs will always
get along with other animals. A lot will depend on the
personalities of both animals, also their age and size. It's
important to be aware that cats can cause permanent damage to a
Pug's eyes with their sharp claws - the same with birds and
Do Pugs make good watch or guard dogs?
Although some Pugs may alert you when someone is at the door or bark
when they hear a car pull up, they would not be considered good
How long do Pugs normally live?
Answer: Being a small breed,
healthy Pugs normally live from 12 to 14 years. A Pug is a long-term
Question: Are Pugs clingy dogs?
Answer: Of course, there will be
exceptions, but the answer to this question is almost always Yes.
Pugs, by nature, love people. They love to be with their
people and are therefore usually found at your feet, in your lap or
by your side at all times. If you want an independent dog, a
Pug is not for you.