There are countless reasons for wanting to get a Pug, but it's important to consider the reasons for not getting a Pug. Those of us who truly love the breed wind up thinking of a Pug's quirks as part of their charm, but some people might not find their behavior so charming.
Top Reasons For Not Adopting A Pug
Not all Pugs have gas and some of the gas can be stopped by a change in diet, but Pugs are definitely prone to breaking wind. Their short muzzle causes them to swallow air when running and playing and that air will eventually come out. This is low on the cute scale.
Most of my crew sleeps downstairs in crates. The snoring can be heard through out the house every night. It sounds like a roofing crew is working. My gang puts reality to the old saying, "sawing logs." Most people consider this cute when they're awake.
There are plenty of people who will shield their children from your "killer beast." It's actually kind of funny to see the fear of death look in a person's eyes as they cower from one of the most loving dogs, but then it's sad because your little buddy really wanted to meet them.
Some people are under the misconception that Pugs don't shed...wrong! Pugs do shed quite a bit and generally need to be brushed every week. I tell everyone that puggie hair is a condiment in my house. This may not be much of a concern for most people, but if having a breed that doesn't shed is high on your list, a Pug isn't for you.
While they're in your lap looking you in the eye, expect a little snot to be blown in your face. Not big snot, mind you, but more of a fine mist, like a sneeze. This isn't so cute, but it still makes me smile for some twisted reason....you gotta love 'em.
This is definitely not cute. Though not common, due to a Pug's shortened muzzle, the need for a costly, corrective surgery to widen the breathing passages might be needed. Because of their incredibly cute smooshed in muzzle appearance, they may also need to have surgery due to Elongated Soft Palate. There is also growing concern for the protection of the eyes since they protrude more than other breeds and they do not have a longer muzzle to help protect them. While some of these things are not always common, it's also not uncommon to occur. We strive our best to breed Pugs that do not have congenital or genetic defects. We will do our best to educate you in what we have learned from our breeding experiences in hopes that you will have a long lived, healthy Pug puppy.