Height: 10 to 14 inches at shoulder
Weight: 14 to 18 pounds
Coat: short and smooth
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
Pugs often are described as a lot of dog in a small space. These sturdy, compact dogs are a part of the American Kennel Club's Toy group, and are known as the clowns of the canine world because they have a great sense of humor and like to show off. Originally bred to be a lap dog, the Pug thrives on human companionship.