About The Breed
The Kennel Club Breed Standard
The breed standard is the 'blue print' for each breed of pedigree dog, describing in detail the desired physical and temperament characteristics.
Decidedly square and cobby, well knit proportions and hardness of muscle, but never to appear low on legs, nor lean and leggy.
Head and Skull
Head relatively large and in proportion to body, round, not apple-
Dark, relatively large, round in shape, soft and solicitous in expression, very lustrous, and when excited, full of fire.
Thin, small, soft like black velvet. Two kinds – ‘Rose ear’ – small drop-
Slightly undershot. Wide lower jaw with incisors almost in a straight line.
Slightly arched to resemble a crest, strong, thick with enough length to carry head proudly.
Fine, smooth, soft, short and glossy.
Silver, apricot, fawn or black. Each clearly defined, to make contrast complete between colour, trace (black line extending from occiput to tail) and mask. Markings clearly defined. Muzzle or mask, ears, moles on cheeks, thumb mark or diamond on forehead and trace as black as possible.
Ideal weight 6.3-
If you are purchasing a pug puppy for the first time please remember an overweight puppy leads to an overweight and unhealthy adult.
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