Pugs are sweet, adorable, and also quite a peculiar breed. After you’ve brought one home and fallen in love you want to know absolutely everything about your new little friend. So what are the best books to learn more about your Pug? Today we will discuss some great options to learn more from a book about your Pug and it’s character.
A brief history on Pugs
Adorable little clowns and one of the best choices (if not THE best!) for a lapdog-companion, this breed originated in China and dates back to the Han dynasty (206 B.C. to 200 A.D.). Originally the pet of choice for Emperors, it would not be until much later (between 1500-1600 A.D.) that the breed would make its way to Europe’s shores by the means of Dutch traders. Favored by many as one of the kindest and most companionable breeds, the Pug does require a measure of special care in order to maintain good health which we ill briefly address.
Pug health concerns
Getting to know your Pug is especially important due to health concerns which are associated with this breed, so you will definitely want to find a book which will covers these. ALL of the books on our list have a great amount of information in regards to health and for things which you can do to help avoid some of these issues. Some examples of ailments which are common to our small furry friends are as follows::
- Elongated palate
- Canine Hip Dysplasia
- Pug Dog Encephalitis
- Breathing issues
Selecting the right book for you
We’ve narrowed the list down to four books which we think that you will find the most informative and useful. Some of them will include fairly generalized information for those of you who are very new to the world of Pugs while others are going to be much more specialized for those who already know the basics but wish to take their knowledge to the next level. So, without further ado, here are the books!
The everything Pug book : A Complete Guide To Raising, Training, And Caring For Your Pug
Our first entry, ‘The everything Pug book’, is a great starter book that covers a bit about the history of your furry friend as well as a number of useful topics, such as:
- Encouraging proper socialization with your Pug
- Common ailments which Pugs can suffer
- How to care for an older Pug
- The right way to discipline your dog
- Pug Grooming
Overall, we found this an excellent book for beginners and we really enjoyed the Pug history as well. This book is definitely worth a look.
Pugs – The Owner’s Guide from Puppy to Old Age Choosing, Caring for, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding Your Pug Dog or Puppy
If you want something that is incredibly comprehensive, then ‘Pugs – the owners guide’ really delivers. This book contains information compiled from 37 Pug breeders as
” This book contains information compiled from 37 Pug breeders”
well as Trainer input to give you just about anything you might want to know about the breed. We highly recommend this one as the best ‘all about Pugs’ books that packs a lot of data in a pretty small package.
PetPugDog’s GIANT Book of Pug Care
Our third entry is a compilation of Pug-related information from the website ‘PetPugDog’. It includes historical information, healthcare tips, grooming, and other topics such as:
- Travelling with Pugs
- Issues specific to Female Pugs
- Pug training
At a whopping 380 pages, this one is definitely the most comprehensive, so this is a perfect Pug book if you really, really want to know everything that there is to know about the breed and frankly, we can’t recommend it enough.
The Complete Pug Handbook: The Essential Guide For New & Prospective Pug Owners
This book is only a modest 272 pages but they are very good ones. Some of the topics that you will find in ‘The Complete Pug Handbook’ are as follows:
- Crate training techniques for housebreaking your Pug
- Creating a bond with your young Pug
- Tips for finding a Pug breeder
- Obedience training
- Pug socialization
- Exercising your Pug – frequency and examples
We really liked this one, This is a great book for tips on training your Pug puppy and provides some highly specialized information condensed well so that you don’t find yourself reading a lot of ‘filler’.
So which book did we like best?
While you really can’t go wrong with any book on this list, our favorite selection as far as sheer data was PetPugDog’s Giant book of Pug care, We found this book as one of the most useful because it is a compilation of info collected by a website specific to Pug aficionados’. This gives it a very practical aspect that is really hard to beat. Our second place choice was ‘Pugs – The owners guide’ due to the fact that it compiles data from 37 breeders of Pugs and that also provides an expertise that is hard to find in any other book.
Pug health concerns are a subject which you really want to make sure that you become aware about, whether you are a potential Pug owner or if you currently have a Pug at home. While these tiny little clowns are full of pep and vigor (and so much love!), they are fragile and learning more about this can help to extend the life of your furry friend immensely. If your Pug is well cared for then they will live an average of 12 – 15 years, so don’t neglect your Pug education. As many Pug owners can attest, despite their health concerns a Pug is a fantastic companion and the odds are you’ll never want a different breed of furry friend once you’ve met the Pug. Just use our tips to find a good book and we wish you and your new friend the best!