Black Pugs

Pugs are a small breed of dog. These breed of dogs have been around for some time already and originated in China. There are many different colors for this breed of dogs. Fawn is the more popular color and black pugs come next to the most common color for these breed of dogs.

Characteristics

Physically, black pugs or any other color pugs basically fall under the toy breed category. The modern pugs now have the square body which was missing in the older days when pugs were lengthier and taller. Fawn was the traditional color for pugs before and black pugs or those of any other color were basically rare or not yet bred. These days, breeders and pug enthusiasts prefer the smaller but proportioned pugs to those with longer legs and bodies. Black pugs are also quite popular due to their traditional black color which is sometimes considered uncommon for pugs.

Pugs of any color, be they fawn or black pugs, should have straight legs with their dewclaws removed. The pug should have a well proportioned body and have a cobby appearance. The pug’s feet have a slight resemblance to that of a cat’s but the toes are well separated with black nails. The pug has a curly tail that may be tightly curled on its back, just around the hip.

The pug’s head is generally round with floppy ears. The dog’s muzzle is clearly one of its more memorable features. It has a definite blunt nose which looks like it has been pushed back up towards its eyes. The pug, regardless of it being a black pug or any other color, has slightly protruding eyes which make it look a bit funny or worried. In spite of their protrusion, their eyes are very expressive and kind. The pug can also be described as having a somewhat squat appearance.

The breed may look intimidating due to its aloof appearance but it is actually quite playful and very charming to both people and other dogs. They may have a bit of stubbornness in them but they are actually intelligent and can actually respond to training. These breed of dogs are very sensitive to the inflexions in a person’s voice especially that of their owner, which is why there is actually no need to raise one’s voice or berate it strongly. The pug’s color does not affect it’s temperament like some other dog breeds. Black pugs are not lethargic nor are they on the slow side when it comes to intelligence and obedience nor are fawn colored pugs more energetic than others. Pugs of all colors like to stay with their owners as much as they can and they can become stressed when they are away from their owners or if their owners ignore them for a prolonged period of time. They prefer to play with their human owner or human family than other dogs and they can be very patient with children as long as they are treated with respect. While some of the lighter colored pugs have the inherent black markings, the black pugs’ face mask is not visible since they are already black in color. Silver pugs have the black masks as well. While black pugs may lack the defining black mask that seems one of the things that one usually associates with pugs, their stature and other physical characteristics as a member of the dog breed are very easy to see.

Pug Health

The pug has a lot of health problems but then again what dog breed does not have numerous possible health problems? One of the more common problems that plague the pug breed is that of their ability to breathe. Due to their short nasal passage, some black pugs and all other colored pugs may be born with some difficulty in breathing. One other thing that is connected to their inefficiency to breathe properly is that they may overheat faster than other dogs due to the inability of their perspiration to go out of their bodies through their noses and tongues. Pugs need to stay in cooler places and should not be left in warmer rooms or locations without proper ventilation and water.

In all, the popularity of fawn and black pugs is quite high. This is also due to their exposure in many advertisements and media exposures which show them as what they really are, lovable dogs that adore their human families.

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