Choosing a Pug Puppy should never be a rushed task, you should consider doing your homework first. We’ve compiled the main factors for you so you know what to do when you are ready to Choose a Pug Puppy.
Pick a Breeder
If you’ve decided that a Pug the right dog for you and your family, It’s time to start looking at breeders in your local area. You will need to ensure that you find a reputable breeder, there are many ways you can go about this.
- The Kennel Clubs Assured Breeder Scheme – The Scheme promotes good breeding practises throughout reputable breeders. The Kennel Club is the only organisation accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to certify dog breeders, under the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme.
- Champdogs.co.uk – Allows breeders to setup their own pages to advertise their litters.
- Pugdogclub.org.uk – A committee who promote The Pug Dog Club Puppy Scheme.
- Newspaper adverts/social media – Pugwear does not recommend finding a reputable breeder via these methods, but more often than not you will find breeders who promote best practises, are Kennel Club assured and have all relevant documentation for their litters.
Meet the Breeder
Once you’ve done your research and you have a list of breeders that you would like to visit. There are things you need to see or must have before you go ahead and buy a Pug Puppy. These are the basic “Must-haves” which you are entitled to have when choosing a Pug Puppy.
Health Certificate –
De-Working and vaccination Records –
Sales Contract –
Mother of the litter –
Freedom to look around –
Time with Pug Puppies –
Questions for the Breeder
You of course have the right to ask the Breeder any and all questions that you feel are relevant. These are some quite common questions that you may ask and you feel are relevant
- Do the Puppies come with their health certificates?
- Do your Puppies come with de-worming and vaccination records?
- May I spend time with the mother? (And father if available)
- Can I spend time with the Puppies?
- Do you mind if I have a look around your premises?
- Do you breed any other breeds of dogs?
Choosing a Pug Puppy
With any luck you have overcome the above and you are finally set on a litter, but you simply cannot decide which Pug Puppy from the litter to pick. You are free to choose yourself but we have some guides. Many people say that the Pug chooses the owner, that’s what happened our case anyway, the Puppy came to us, gave us attention and made us fall in love with him.
There are three types of puppy which you should watch out for, this will play a key part of choosing the right Pug Puppy for you.
The Curious investigator is the Puppy that runs right over to you, excited and cheerful. These are typically well adjusted puppies who are curious about everyone and everything. This is usually a good indication that they are healthy, this a good sign if you have a home with children or other pets as they won’t run or hide from anything that moves.
Timid and Cautious
The puppies that may be timid and curious about your arrival, will eventually come over to greet you, but they will approach with caution. These Puppies are best suited to homes without children or other pets, they’ll find it easier to adjust as they know there wont be anything they’ll need to be cautious about.
Shy and fearful
The shy and fearful puppies probably won’t come over to check you out, they’ll most likely spend most of the time avoiding you and trying to hide from you. This behaviour shows that they are poorly adjusted and didn’t get enough attention during the socialization process. This doesn’t mean that the shy of fearful puppy should be avoided, they’ll need to be helped along by an owner who has lots of time and patience for the puppy. These puppies are best suited to homes where there will always be someone at home, such as someone who has retired.
I hope you have found this information helpful in your quest in choosing a Pug Puppy.