Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Barking: barks when necessary
Trainability: responds well
Energy: medium energy, somewhat active, not exactly athletes
Temperament: Affectionate, Charming, Courageous, Gentle, Intelligent, Friendly, Outgoing, Playful, Loyal
Health: generally a healthy breed
Grooming: short coat requires little grooming
Square-proportioned, compact and of a cobby build, the pug is a large dog in a little space. Its gait is strong and jaunty, but with a slight roll of the hindquarters. Its distinctive expression is soft and solicitous. Its forehead has large, deep wrinkles. Its coat is fine, smooth and short.
A delightful blend of dignity and comedy, the pug is an amiable, playful and confident companion. It can be stubborn and headstrong, but it is pleasant and generally willing to please. It loves to cavort and show off.