A Pug is a small breed of companion dog that is characterized by its wrinkly, short-muzzled face, and curled tail. Although this breed of dog looks like a clown, it is a lively, playful and affectionate dog that likes to be close to human. Because of its small and compact size with low to moderate of exercise needs, a Pug is suitable to live in flat like in Singapore. If you're looking to buy one, we have a wide selection of Pug puppies for sale from ethical breeders that will make the perfect companion for you. All of our dogs are health checked, vaccinated and dewormed. By purchasing from us, you get a 1 month free of flee, tick, and heartworm prevention service. You will also get a free grooming for your pet before bringing it home for adoption. Below are the specific details about Pug:
Size: They are a small breed of dog, weighing between 6-8 kg (14-18 pounds) and standing about 10-14 inches tall at the shoulder.
Shedding: yes, They are known to shed heavily and they are not hypoallergenic.
Coat: They have a short and double coat.
Color: Pug comes a variety of colors, the two most common ones are fawn and black.
Body: They come with a small, stocky and thick body, characterized by their short and muzzled face with wrinkles.
Temperament: They are active, loyal and charming, playful and mischievous.
Trainability: They are friendly, intelligent and easy-to-train.
Exercise needs: Pug's exercise requirement is moderate. A 30-45 minutes per day exercise is enough to keep your furry companion happy.
Life span: A Pug can live up to 12-15 years if taken care well.
Apartment friendly: Yes, they can adapt to various living arrangements.
HDB Approved: Yes, Pug is HDB Approved due to its high trainability and small size.
Pugs were originally bred in China and was popularized in Western Europe in the sixteenth century. They are well-known for their muzzled wrinkly face with small compact muscular body. Pugs are known for being sociable and gentle companion dogs. The American Kennel Club describes the breed's personality as "even-tempered and charming". A Pug generally comes in 2 distinct shapes of their ears - rose and button shape, where rose ears are smaller than the standard size button-shaped ear. In Singapore, the standard button-shaped ear Pugs are more popular and what you can find in most of the pet shop. Talking about their health issues, This breed of dog is prone to brachycephalic airway obstructive syndrome (BAOS) which causes respiratory distress in short-snouted breeds. Due to this, they usually wheeze, snort and snore, loudly. Moreover, they are also prone to eye injuries because they are so prominent. Overall, a Pug may look scary and funny, but they are very loving, affectionate, playful and like to hang around human and children. Due to its short-muzzled face and prominent eyes, a Pug is prone to respiratory diseases and eye injuries. So make sure to play with your little kennel carefully and take it to the vet regularly for a health checkup.
How To Buy From Us
On average, a Pug costs between $4,000-$9,000 to purchase in Singapore. The price varies depending on the reputation of the breeder, the age of the dog and more. To buy a puppy from us, here are the brief steps:
Choose a wide range of Pug puppies collection available in our shop, both male and female through our Instagram page or visit us in-person to find the most suitable dog for you and loved ones. We have a variety of puppies to choose from from different range of age, starting from 3 months old up to 1 year.
Once you find your match, you can make the payment right then and there and bring home the puppy. Payment method available are cash, Paynow, Bank Transfer, NETS, or Credit Card (extra 4% charge)
Shipping option is also available in case of need through GrabPet! To book GrabPet, select Car in the Grab app home screen, input addresses and scroll down to select GrabPet under Value Added.
NOTE: We will register the dog license with NParks before you bring the dog home. It is done online where we will transfer the dog ownership to you. The cost of the license is only $13.5 a year for puppies below 5 months old. For older dogs, there is a lifetime license fee of $35 for sterilized dogs or $81 per year for unsterilized dogs.
Pugs are a playful and active breed of dog that require moderate level of exercise. However, due to its respiratory problem, you need to be careful when taking your kennel out to exercise and make sure to over-exercise it. We recommend around 30-45 minutes of exercise and mental stimulation to keep your furry companion happy and stress-free. A Pug enjoys a variety of activities, such as walking, fetching, digging and agility training. They can swim due to its instinct but we don't recommend you let it do so. This is because of their short snouts and legs that make swimming not suitable for this dog. It's also important to be careful with its eyes because a Pug can easily get eye injuries. In summary, a Pug needs daily exercise to maintain their health and wellbeing. They enjoy a variety of activities and benefit from a mix of physical and mental stimulation. However since it's not bred for active hunting and due to its physical limitations, you need to be careful with the amount of activity you give your dog. Also keep in mind that a puppy or young dog requires much less activity and stimulation than an adult.
Despite their short coat, Pugs shed a lot and the coat tends to hold in odors. Their wrinkles and skin folds can quickly develop a build-up of moisture and debris commonly leading to skin yeast infections, skin is prone to dryness, and fold-over ears can become dirty rather quickly. Therefore they require regular grooming, bathing and care for their coat and nails.
Here are some grooming requirements and recommendations for Pug:
Brushing: Regular brushing can help remove loose hair, prevent mats and tangles, and distribute natural oils throughout the coat, which helps keep the skin health. Use the deshedding brush to remove undercoat weekly.
Bathing: Because of the thick fur and hot weather in Singapore, Pugs require a regular bathing to keep them cool and stress-free. Generally speaking, once in every week is recommended keep your kennel clean. Use a mild dog shampoo (we recommend Silky shampoo) and be sure to rinse thoroughly to avoid any skin irritation. Lastly, remember to blow dry to make sure the skin is completely dry to prevent skin issues.
Trimming: They also require occasional trimming or clipping, particularly around the pads and between the toes to prevent overgrowth and tangles and maintain a tidy appearance. Bring your kennel to a professional dog groomer every 3 months for a full grooming service to get the best result.
Nail Clipping: The frequency of nail clipping depends on the surface where your dog mostly walk on. Otherwise clip your dog's nails once every 6-8 weeks are enough. But whenever you do, be sure to use a sharp, proper nail clipper and avoid cutting too close to the quick. Leave the cutting to the Professional dog groomer to avoid traumatizing the puppy if nails bleed during cutting (which is very common).
Teeth Cleaning: Regular teeth cleaning is important for your dog to prevent dental problems. Brush their teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and use a dog-specific toothpaste.
Ear Cleaning: Their ears can quickly accumulate dust and debris, making them easy to get dirty and lead to ear infection. So it's important to clean their ears regularly with a gentle, dog-specific ear cleaner to prevent buildup of dirt and bacteria in the long run.
Overall, a Pug is a high maintenance dog that requires regular grooming, bathing and cleaning to keep it cool, stress-free, and maintain a healthy skin and oral hygiene.