Pug Puppies for Sale in California
These charming puppies make perfect companions for those looking for a pet that will provide them with endless entertainment and affection. Small and sturdy, these little guys can be mischievous and adoring in equal measure and are suitable for all ages. They’re adaptable little pups that take well to city environments as well as the countryside. Whether you’re looking for an apartment pooch or a lover of the outdoors, a pug puppy could be the dog to complete your family. If you’re looking for a pug puppy for sale in California, keep reading to learn more about these little charmers.
What to Know About Pug Puppies
This miniature miracle is thought to go back around 2,000 years. As with other toy breeds, such as the shih tzu and Pekingese, they were originally bred for the delight of Chinese aristocracy. These puppies were treasured by the ancient Far East and didn’t make their way west until the 1500s. Dutch traders who had sailed to China returned with precious few of these little pups.
Legend has it they became the royal mascot for the House of Orange after a tenacious pug signaled an incoming attack by barking, saving the life of the Prince of Orange. When the family arrived in England as British monarchs, they brought the breed with them. Ever since, the English have adored them. Together with the Dutch, they brought the craze for these cute doggies over to the US.
Personality and Temperament
If you choose this breed, you’re opting for a keen and happy-go-lucky puppy that will keep you laughing all day long. Pugs are intelligent and sensitive, with emotions as real as their lovable facial expressions would have you believe. They will be incredibly loyal to their family members and intuitively know when you need comfort or attention. They don’t yap, but they’re great watchdogs and quickly gain an understanding of the hierarchy in the house.
This high level of intelligence means they need plenty of training and stimulation to keep them occupied. As they are so sensitive to the tone of your voice, you never need to be harsh to get your point across. The most effective methods of training are consistency, persistence and, of course, delicious treats to reward good behavior. Be careful with feeding your little pup, as they will often demand more food than is good for them. Learning to resist those puppy dog eyes is a must!
Caring for Your Pug
Pugs have naturally short fur and a double coat, so they DO shed but require minimal grooming. A bath and shampoo with an oat-based product once every three weeks, paying careful attention to drying their wars afterward, is perfect. You will need to gently clean their facial folds with a cotton swab or baby wipe every few days and then moisturize them with petroleum jelly.
Grooming is a great opportunity to bond with your canine pal. Equally, they will love going with you to a doggy spa to get pampered. Always make sure the little rascal knows who’s in charge. When it comes to their health and happiness, you know what’s best.
Breed Standards for Purebred Pugs
- Short legs in proportion with their stocky body
- 14 to 18 pounds
- Curly tail
- Strong legs
- Glossy coat
- Velvety ears
- Large, round shining eyes
- Coloring should be fawn, black or a mixture of the two
- Even-tempered, charming, dignified and playful
How Much Do Baby Pugs Cost?
The price of pugs can vary significantly depending on lineage. For a show-quality specimen or a male pug with breeding rights, you’ll pay around $2,000 to $4,000. A ‘regular’ pug with official papers usually costs between $800 and $1,500.
If you’re ready to get yourself a spunky little pug playmate, we’ve got a selection of playful pups you can choose from. Call 619-922-1062 or fill out our contact form to book a delivery or visit the California Puppies Online center.