USD $300-$500 Price Avg.

Companion Dogs



Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Companion Dogs
Popularity/Rank 31
Origin China
Other Names Carlin, Chinese Pug, Dutch Bulldog, Dutch Mastiff, Mini Mastiff, Mops
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $300-$500
How much does a Pug cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $300 to $500 on your Pug if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Pug from a shelter.
Size Small
Weight Male: 13-20 pounds (6-9 kg),
Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg)
Height Male: 12-14 inches (30-36 cm),
Female: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed. And FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section.
Purpose Companion
Date of Origin Ancient Times
Ancestry Bulldog, French Mastiff, Pekingese

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Fine
Coat Colors Black, Fawn
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Fawn
Coat Length Small
Coat Density Sparse
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Scissors, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Brave, Caring, Cheerful, Courageous, Daring, Delicate, Friendly, Gentle, Going, Intelligent, Loyal, Playful, Sportive
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Yes
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Allergies, Cheyletiella Dermatitis, Corneal Ulcers, Demodectic Mange, Distichiasis, Dry Eye, Entropion, Epilepsy, Hemi-vertebrae, Hip Dysplasia, Legg-perthes Disease, Nerve Degeneration, Pate
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness High
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 5 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 40 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Cups Per Day 1 cups
Daily Cost $1.00 - $1.20
Monthly Cost $25.00 - $36.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Pug have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 2-4 puppies (Once a year.)


The Pug is a small, compact, and muscular dog breed that has become increasingly popular in recent years. They have a unique appearance with their large eyes, short muzzle, and wrinkled face. Pugs are known for their friendly and playful personalities, making them great family pets. In addition to their charming looks and personality, they also have a long lifespan of 12-15 years and come in a variety of colors including fawn, black, apricot-fawn, silver-fawn, and brindle.

Pugs typically weigh between 14-18 pounds and stand between 10-13 inches tall at the shoulder. They have short coats that require minimal grooming but do shed quite a bit so regular brushing is recommended to keep shedding under control.

Pugs are known for being friendly and affectionate dogs who love spending time with their owners. They are also very social animals who enjoy playing with other dogs as well as children. Pugs tend to be quite tolerant of other animals such as cats but may bark at strangers or unfamiliar animals if not properly socialized from an early age.

The temperament of the Pug is generally laid back but they can be quite energetic when playing or going on walks with their owners. They are intelligent dogs who can learn basic commands quickly but may become stubborn if not given enough mental stimulation or exercise on a regular basis.

The health of the Pug is generally good although they can suffer from certain health issues such as eye problems due to their protruding eyes or breathing difficulties due to their short muzzles which can make them prone to heatstroke in hot weather conditions. Regular vet checkups are recommended for all breeds of dog including the Pug in order to ensure any potential health issues are caught early on before they become more serious problems later down the line.

The adaptability level of the Pug is high which makes them suitable for most living environments including apartments or houses with yards provided they get enough exercise each day either through walks or playtime indoors/outdoors depending on where you live geographically speaking (i.e., colder climates). The benefits of having a Pug as a pet include its loyal nature towards its owners along with its intelligence which makes it easy to train basic commands such as sit/stay/come etc., plus its small size means it doesn’t take up too much space inside your home!


Pug dogs are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, and they have a long and interesting history. Pugs were first bred in China, and they were the favorite dogs of the Chinese emperors. The Pug breed almost became extinct during the reign of the emperor Yongzheng, who banned all dogs from his palace except for Pugs. However, the Pug breed eventually became popular again, and they were brought to Europe by Dutch traders in the 17th century.

Pugs quickly became popular in Europe, and they were especially favored by Queen Victoria. Pugs were also popular in America during the Victorian era. The Pug breed has a long and fascinating ancestry, and they are recognized as a distinct breed by most major kennel clubs. Pugs are still one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, and they are loved for their unique appearance and friendly personality.

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