THE PUGIllustrated Standard
(AUSTRALIAN BREED STANDARD EXTENSION)
GENERAL APPEARANCE CHARACTERISTICS TEMPERAMENT HEAD AND SKULL EYES EARS MOUTH
NECK FOREQUARTERS BODY HINDQUARTERS FEET TAIL GAIT/MOVEMENT
COAT COLOUR HISTORY ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Decidedly square and cobby, it is 'multum in parvo' shown in compactness of form, well knit proportions and hardness of muscle, but never to appear low on legs.
The pug is a well-balanced dog. The two key words here are SQUARE and COBBY! The expression "Multum in parvo" - "much in little" or a big dog in a little space! The term Cobby means short in body, thickset, square, and compact with firm musculature, but definitely not fat.
Although the Pug Standard does not differentiate between male and female the dogs should appear masculine and the bitches appear feminine.
Great charm, dignity and intelligence.
TemperamentEven tempered, happy and lively disposition.
When assessing the Pug the standard for Characteristics and Temperament should be read together! When they have this combination, plus a self confident and cheeky nature, the Pug is sure to command attention in the ring!