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Breed Standard for the Pug

 

 

General Appearance:

Square-proportioned, compact and of a cobby build, the pug is a large dog in a little space.

 

 

Head:

Slightly undershot; short, square muzzle; large, prominent eyes; massive, round head; thin, small ears, either rose or button.

 

 

Color:

Silver, apricot-fawn, or black, with black muzzle or mask, ears, cheek moles, and trace down back.

 

 

Gait:

The gait is strong and jaunty, but with a slight roll of the                         hindquarters.

 

 

Size:

Weight is 14 – 18 pounds; height is 10 – 11 pounds.

 

 

Temperament:

A delightful blend of dignity and comedy, the Pug is an amiable, playful, confident companion.  It can be stubborn and headstrong, but it is pleasant and generally willing to please.


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