The Pug is used exclusively as a pet. Its sociability, as well as its friendly and playful temperament, make it ideal for this role. It may live in an apartment, as it is not a very active dog and it is also of a very “handy” size. It loves and seeks human company, and it gets along very well with children. It has the tendency to be a hanger-on, and may even become jealous of a cup of coffee. It does not tolerate heat and humidity very well, so in warm climates it must be kept in an air-conditioned space.
The Pug is a small dog, since its height ranges from 25 to 30 cm tall and it weighs from 6 to 8 kilos. Its eyes are large and dark-colored. Its skin is loose and wrinkled on the head. Its coat-color can be either solid black or else fawn with a black muzzle and black ears.