Pug puppies: how to choose? Recommendations of a specialist!
So, you have decided to get a dog and want to immediately start choosing a pug puppy. There are several ways to get a dog. You can find an ad on the Internet, in a newspaper, call the club, look after the parents of the future pet at exhibitions, or come to acquaintances whose dog has recently brought offspring.
In the photo: pug puppy
The option with the exhibition looks the most rational. Even better if you can see the grown puppies of pugs of previous litters. But this option may be the longest, since it is quite possible that the puppies of the dog you like will not be soon.
However, not many choose this path. Most acquire a pug puppy through advertisements. It is better to focus on those kennels about which it is easy to make inquiries, see the dogs of their breeding.
If you decide to buy a pug puppy through the club, then at least you can be sure of the legality of the documents issued. In addition, they will help you to contact the veterinarian, offer masters in preparation for exhibitions and a trainer, provide information on exhibitions, etc. However, all this you can get from a knowledgeable breeder from a good nursery.
If you buy a pug puppy with a pedigree, then you will be given a puppy card when you purchase. It contains the date of birth of the puppy, the names of his parents, the address of the breeder, as well as your last name, first name, middle name and address.The nickname of the puppy also fits in there, the details of the club are put down. Then the puppy card is exchanged for the pedigree. Information from the puppy card is transferred to the pedigree, as well as the origin of the puppy's parents up to and including 4 knees and the numbers of their pedigrees are indicated. The pedigree serves as a kind of "passport" of the dog throughout its life.
When inspecting the litter, pay attention to the following points: the convenience and cleanliness of the situation, the condition of the mother and puppies. Everything should be kept clean - both the room and the animals. Some bitches lose weight during maternal duties, others do not, but most of them have a “shabby” look from below. This is to be expected. However, they should be clean, with shiny hair, smart, alert, just like puppies. They should not be thick - "fat balls" - or skinny, like plucked chickens. The pug puppy should be pleasant to the touch, the coat should be clean, without adhering pieces of food or excrement. Otherwise, serious doubts arise about hygiene and business management in general.
Little pug puppies are all charming, but each one already has its own character. Someone is independent, and someone is affectionate and playful. Think who would suit you more? Ask the breeder in detail. He watches the kids every day and probably knows the features of each. Most people choose the puppy that they liked in temperament, stubbornness, impudence or attractiveness, and they are ready to put up with flaws in the exterior, coat, and movements.
Who to choose - male or female? Bitches are more tender and calm, more obedient. They are preferable for training competitions and are usually much more docile males. In addition, the bitch’s passion for the opposite sex is limited only by estrus periods (twice a year), in contrast to the male, who is always concerned about this issue. But many people prefer the dog society and get more joy from his more active attitude to life. Males are stronger, more independent, require a serious business approach. Each is good in its own way, so the choice is yours.