The highly intelligent Pug gets easily uninterested with routine exercise and training. It carries a laid-back attitude, though requires a good amount of attention from its handler, otherwise it gets jealous. It is a good watchdog and loyal companion. Pugs tend to be quite clean and affectionate, though have the habits of wheezing and snoring. Nevertheless, they are quite lovable and well behaved around children and strangers, other dogs and pets.
Regular exercise and occasional vigorous games will keep this breed mentally and physically healthy. It will also enjoy short walks in temperate weather. However, its wheezing should be taken as a signal to discontinue exercise and give it a break.
Apartment living is suitable for the Pug, as it is easily affected by the humidity and heat, nor is it well suited for the cold weather, of the outdoors. It does well without a yard, as it should be kept under a comfortable atmosphere. It is fairly sedentary when left indoors.
The Pug’s facial wrinkles should be cleaned and dried down on a daily basis. Occasional brushing of the coat will do to remove dead hair. Also, the Pug needs to be thoroughly dried after a bath to avoid chills.
The Pug is prone to colds and allergies, as it is easily affected by extreme weather conditions. Breathing problems are also common, due to its short muzzle. It also has sensitive eyes and skin and is prone to hip dysplasia. Also, the owner needs to be careful in feeding it, as a Pug tends to become obese with uncontrolled feeding.