Is Black Pug the right pet for you? Or you are still wavering between the two basic color: black and fawn pugs? We are going to look at everything you need to know about this breed to help you make the right decision. They can also be found in a silver and apricot color but I just make a comparing the black and the fawn because they are the most popular.
Both Black and Fawn Pugs originated in China and were pets of the Buddhists in the Tibetan region. The only difference is the color between the two breeds. Both have a gentle and loveable demeanor and are great with people of all ages.
Fawn colored pugs a distinctive black marking around the ears that cover the face. They are also more common and the most preferred of the breed. That’s why you don’t see that many Black Pugs as often as you do the fawn colored ones. This is because there are fewer ones and that is what makes them rare.
The black pug dog is completely black and may have some white markings on their body. These markings are known as a “mismark.” Now let discover our Black Pug to know what you should prepare before getting one as your favorite pet.
Getting a Black Pug Puppies
Your new Pug dog will be ready to leave his mama’s side when they are eight weeks old. However, most breeders won’t allow new pet owners to take them home until they are eight weeks old. Once you bring your new pup home, you’ll want to savor the time with them. They are only considered a Pup for the first year of their life. At one year of age, they are already considered an adult.
With their dark coat, Pugs will suffer from several issues and will not be able to tolerate the heat very well, especially, as they age. They are a brachycephalic breed, which means that they shorter-nosed dogs with a flat face. They have a shortened skull compared to other dog breeds. Being their owner, you’ll want to know these problems are so you can take to protect them and improve their life expectancy.
- Breathing Problems: Pugs get hard breathing due to their flat face. It isn’t much noticeable when they are young, but as they get older it will be a trouble. The snorting usually occurred after exercising or physical activity. If you are going to take them for walks, make sure that you don’t do it in the middle of the day when it’s really hot.
- Eye Problems Brachycephalic dogs are also known to suffer from eye problems. Their skull structure, causes their eye sockets to be shallow, which makes their eyes bulgy. The young pug has no eye issues, but when they get older, they may have cataracts which caused them to lose their eyesight.
- Intolerable to Heat: As I mentioned above, the heat is terrible for this breed. If you do have them outside during the middle of the day, make sure that they have plenty of cold water to drink. We also used to cool the deck with a portable fan if we were all sitting outside. Just do everything you possibly can to keep your dog comfortable.FoodYou may have to check with your veterinary to see what types of foods are good for Brachycephalic dogs. Don’t forget to check out these Pug puppy foods that will ensure your dog gets all the vitamins and nutrients they require. Some Pugs may have a hard time getting their big heads into the bowl and reaching the food.
SheddingJust like most dogs, the black Pug does shed a moderate amount. As long as you properly brush it at least once a week, you will be able to control the amount that they shed. You might also consider taking them to a groomer to get them bathed and trim their nails. You should purchase a set of dog trimmers and trimmed their nails to made it so easy to trim nails without making bleed.
Getting Along With Others
It’s important to socialize your pet with other pets by getting them involved with doggie daycare or a dog park. Normally, black pug get along well with other dogs without a problem.
The black Pug can either be a lazy dog and just chill and watch television with you. Or you can take them for walks on a daily basis. I’ve put together some of the best harnesses for Pugs that are perfect for brachycephalic dogs. They do have short legs, so you can’t expect them to be able to exercise as much as a breed that has large legs. Walking is a good exercise but you should take care of their feet if you do walk with them for long-distance since their paws can be bleeding.
The Pug temperament is one of being stubborn. They are easily distracted and don’t tend to want to listen at times. I had the most challenging time leash training my pug before when she was a puppy. For some reason, all she wanted to do was sit down when I put the harness on her. She eventually picked up on the training and we went for some great walks together. If you do get one I recommend training them as soon as possible.
Do you due diligence and decide the pros and cons of owning this breed. If you are ready to take on the responsibility of owning a black Pug, then I have no doubt they will make a great addition to your family!