Popular Dog Breeds

All about the Pug

A Pug is an affectionate, loving, spirited and happy dog that loves to play and will give its owner great affection.

These are a highly intelligent breed of dog that can get bored quiet easily and so constantly need variety in its life. Pugs get along very well with other dogs and pets and are one of the best dogs around children.

They are a very wilful dog that can sense if its owner is being lenient and will try to take advantage of this.

They are however, very sensitive dogs that will react badly to harsh punishment so they need their owner to be calm yet firm when training them. They are good watchdogs that are devoted to their owners and will always try to protect them.

Grooming a Pug

Hair type: Pugs have a short coat that is soft, fine and smooth.

Daily coat care: The smooth, shorthaired coat is easy to groom. Brush and comb with a firm bristle brush and shampoo only when necessary. Dry thoroughly after a bath so the dog does not get chilled. The creases on the face must be cleaned regularly. This breed is a seasonally heavy shedder.

Recommended groom frequency: Pugs should receive a professional grooming every 4-6 weeks.

At Petmania Grooming Studios we have a full range of treatments available for your Pug. If you get a puppy, we recommend our Puppy’s First Visit at around four months, once your puppy has received all his vaccinations.


Depending on the size and age of your Pug, you will need to feed between 114g and 150g of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.

Our pet advisors in-store can help you find the most appropriate food for your dog, while you can find out more about the different dog food brands we stock here.

Activity Level

Pugs are strong dogs with short, straight legs. They need to be taken on daily walks. They enjoy energetic games and will keep in better health if given regular exercise. But be careful not to overdo it, especially if you see them start to wheeze or get short of breath. They also require a lot of mental exercise as they can get bored very easily and this can lead to destructive behaviour.

Where to get a Pug

There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland, but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100’s of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home and would be delighted to introduce you to them.

However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.