Never had a Pug, but have a Puggle and he sheds! Only had him not quite a month, he is 5 mths. (rescue). We have a burgundy carpet and even though I vaccuum every day it is covered with little fawn colored hair. Hope it is temporary.
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Black Pugs are no different than fawn. And because of their colour, you think they shed ten times more. Their hairs are like tiny little needles, so where ever you sit, you'll feel them poking you. And they will never come off. It's been 6 years since I had my Pug, and there are still hairs in the backseat from him. They shed a ton, regardless of colour. But black is a lot more noticeable.
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As the greatful owner of 2 pugs I can tell you that they shed A LOT. Hair everywhere. They shed like a cat when they are excited. The leather interior of my car is downright furry after a car trip. The hairs also tend to go up the nose quite frequently. Makes great dental floss when chewing on one... Also adds extra protein to your food.
I have two pugs and they do shed a lot but if you take them to the dog groomers and have them shaved it cuts down on the shedding tremendously!!! And, you can't really tell they've been shaved. I take mine 2-3 times a year.
You dont want to shave Pugs down. Or any breed for that matter. A double coat serves a purpose, it is a type of insulation. The undercoat helps to keep them cool in the hot months and hold heat in the cold months. Shaving ruins this, and therefore can make them more prone to overheat. Not sure why people think they have to shave down every dog regardless of breed. Lazy way of grooming I guess. A shed raking each day and a brush will cut the hair way down.
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I have the puggle. I can't taking him to a groomer to be shaved. His hair is so short now. However, good point. He does shed like crazy when he gets excited. The first few days we had him, every time we spoke to him, he shook.
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<<<<<<<<<<<<<I have two pugs and they do shed a lot but if you take them to the dog groomers and have them shaved it cuts down on the shedding tremendously!!! And, you can't really tell they've been shaved. I take mine 2-3 times a year.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
That's horrible! If you can't take five mins every other day to brush your dogs you have no business owning them.
Shaving ruins coats over time and makes shedding worse, as all shaving does is remove the outer coat, and to compensate the dogs hair grows in thicker, but once that outer coat is gone they grow undercoat... and that is what sheds.
Trust me, I got my start in dogs working at a local groomer.
A cat by any other name... is still a sneaky little furball who pukes on the sofa.