Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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Pug Puppies

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Anna Olson
Mar 30 ·

If you know you want a pug, your next step is figuring out how to choose the new addition to your family. This is an exciting time, but there are unique stresses to choosing pug puppies. Thankfully, we have five tips to help you choose your next pet.

Pug Puppies – Choosing Your Pug

Pugs are a unique and fun breed. Because of their short muzzles, puppies may be born with breathing issues. You will also want to keep an eye out for any early signs of hip and joint issues. Here are five tips to help you choose the right pug puppy for you.

1. Research Your Breeder

Finding a responsible pug breeder may take a lot of research. There are quite a few dog breeding scams posing as legitimate online. Make sure to call around and ask plenty of questions. A breeder certification from the American Kennel Club (AKC) is usually a good sign for a responsible breeder.

2. Meet Your Pug’s Parents

Looking at your pug puppy’s parents is a good way to predict how your dog will grow up. Since puppies inherit everything from their parents, their behavior, color, and overall health will be good indicators. You should also ask for any genetic screenings your breeder has performed on this litter’s parents.

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3. Check For Breathing Problems

Hold a pug puppy up to your ear. If you hear rasping or rattling, it may be a sign of breathing problems which will need to be corrected with surgery. Most new owners are not prepared for a surgery that early in their dog’s life. The same is true if the puppy needs to breathe through its mouth.

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4. Check For Walking Problems

Some puppy wobbling is normal. Your pug will still be learning to walk at this stage, after all. However, if a puppy is limping, or you hear a clicking sound as they walk, this may signal hip and joint issues, which will get worse later in life.

5. Pug Puppies – Ask For Vet Records

Your breeder should have vet records for their puppies, and the parents if requested. A responsible pug breeder will take their puppies for their first vet checks and vaccinations at around 6 weeks of age.

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Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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