Pros & Cons of the Pug Breed

Learn the pros and cons of owning a pug from dog expert Julia Szabo in this Howcast video.

I’m Julia Szabo, also known as a Pet Reporter, and I am the ""Living with Dogs"" columnist for dogster.com. I’ve actually written 6 books and I’m hard at work on my next one. It will be about about dogs — that’s as much as I can say right now. I love dogs and I think nobody’s life is complete without one. So I’m here to tell you about a variety of different dogs breeds that might suit your lifestyle. I hope you’ll adopt one soon.
The Pug; is one of the most fetishized breeds of dogs, ever. Um, they, they’re reproducing little figurines and um, ah, in paintings and sculpture and they’re just incredibly appreciated.

Some very, very, famous people have owned these little dogs, um, whom of course both come in tan and black. Everyone from Josephine, um, like Napoleon painting, to um, the Dutchess of Windsor, and the Duke of Windsor, were both very huge pug people.

I mean Victoria had numerous pugs and loved them so much, and, um, and in fact they were, you know, when she was on her death bed she kind of patted the bed, because she wanted her doggie next to her.
Um, so, you know, their just very enduring, adorable, little creatures. They can be very strong willed though, so, they don’t make a mistake us, because their very small and portable that their pushover’s. Ah, so they need to be trained the same way as any other dog does; also, they have very sensitive skin, so you want to use only, you know, chemical free, nice sensitive shampoos on them, because otherwise their going to develop itchiness and you know, skin itch, irritation, that will, you know.

A lot Americans love them, and it’s not the royal aspect, because of the movies, Men in Black, um, ah, those movies really sort of made a huge superstar out of ""Frank"" the talking pug. And, um, you know, it, I think the expressiveness on the pug’s face really lends itself to a movie like that, and, um, and it, its a part of why those movies were so successful.