If you are in the market for a Pug puppy, know that you are getting a very dependent breed of dog. Because of their unnatural squashed faces, Pugs tend to have a lot of breathing problems. Because of their wrinkly skin and squashed faces, they have trouble cleaning themselves. Because of their large eyes, they often get eye injuries. All Pug puppies are cute, but keep in mind you are getting a dog man designed, not nature designed.
If you are still in the market for a Pug puppy after considering all that Pug information, please go to an American Kennel Club licensed breeder or a Pug breed rescue group. At least you will have the healthiest and sanest version on this most unnatural dog possible. Since Pugs are so popular, you will be likely to find Pug breeders in most of the continental United States. But not all Pug breeders are alike.
The most important questions you should ask a Pug breeder might sound a little rude at first, but a good Pug breeder will not mind being asked. You need to ask if they ship their puppies. The answer should be no. You should ask if there is a contract to sign. The answer should be yes. You should also ask for references from other people who have bought puppies from them in the past.
Never buy a Pug puppy sight unseen. You need to not only check out the puppy, but the puppy’s mom and the kennel in which the puppy was raised. A good Pug breeder rarely has puppies for sale, only having a couple of litters a year, so you should be put on a waiting list. A good Pug breeder will be more than happy to have visitors to their kennel, or home (in most cases, Pugs are bred indoors and live in the same homes as their owners.)
You also need to ask the Pug breeder about why they are breeding Pugs, since it is such an unnatural breed. Hopefully, you will get answers from breeders hoping to promote healthier longer-nosed Pugs rather than one who win ribbons and trophies. Coupled with their Persian cat-like faces, Pugs also have incredible personalities. They might have just been enchanted more by the Pug’s companionship than their looks.
They also should be asking you lots of questions about your store of Pug information and any past Pug experience you may have. There should be a waiting period and a contract, which states very clearly what medical conditions the Pug puppy is warranted for. The final say as to who gets what Pug puppy is the Pug breeder’s – not yours. You should also ask if you could call for training advice in the future at no extra cost. Knowing all of this now, please reconsider a puppy and adopt an adult Pug from your local animal shelter.