Please note that this breed is not meant for everyone. This breed is prone to many health issues, including but not limited to breathing issues, skin and food allergies, extreme sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures, weakened immune system, eye issues and even brain swelling around the age of 2-3. Please fully educate yourself about the Pug prior to considering one for your family to ensure you are able to provide life long physical and financial care for your your addition. This breed requires a proper fitting harness and leash, or properly fenced in area when outdoors at all times. This breed is known for being "deaf" while outdoors and not listening to his or her humans.
All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”.
The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.