Tibetan Pug Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Tibetan Pug so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginChina flagChina Tibet flagTibet
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Tibetan Pug Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Tibetan Pug puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Tibetan Pug?
Unavailable
Unfortunately the Tibetan Pug is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Tibetan Pug? How many Tibetan Pug are there in the world?
Average: The Tibetan Pug is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Tibetan Pug Size

Size
Is a Tibetan Pug small, medium or large dog?

How big do Tibetan Pug get?

Small
Weight
How much does the Tibetan Pug weigh? How much should the Tibetan Pug breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Tibetan Pug?
Male: 13-20 pounds (6-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Tibetan Pug?
Male: 16.5 pounds (7.5 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg)
Height
How tall is the Tibetan Pug? Tibetan Pug height:
Male: 12-14 inches (30-36 cm), Female: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Tibetan Pug?
Male: 13 inches (33 cm), Female: 11 inches (27.5 cm)

Tibetan Pug Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Tibetan Pug have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
FineSilky
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Tibetan Pug's coat?
FawnBlackCreamRedSilverSableTanGoldWhite
Grooming
How to groom the Tibetan Pug and how often?
Easy to groom: The Tibetan Pug doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Tibetan Pug is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Tibetan Pug dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Tibetan Pug?
Tibetan Pugs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Tibetan Pug need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Tibetan Pug every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Tibetan Pug Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Tibetan Pug have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AffectionateCourageousIntelligentGoingLoyalCheerfulGentleFriendlyPlayfulAloofIndependentAssertiveHappyWillful
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Tibetan Pug? Is the Tibetan Pug breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Tibetan Pug ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are Tibetan Pug dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Tibetan Pugs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Average: Tibetan Pugs, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Tibetan Pug sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Tibetan Pugs don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Tibetan Pug a good family dog?
High: Tibetan Pugs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Tibetan Pug need? Tibetan Pug social needs:
Tibetan Pugs need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Tibetan Pug dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Tibetan Pug bark?
Average: The Tibetan Pug barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Tibetan Pug good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Tibetan Pugs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Tibetan Pugs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Tibetan Pug dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Tibetan Pugs are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Tibetan Pug bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Tibetan Pug? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Tibetan Pug? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Tibetan Pug has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Tibetan Pug has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Tibetan Pug? How much bite force does a Tibetan Pug have?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Tibetan Pug bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.

However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Tibetan Pug do?
Tibetan Pugs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Tibetan Pugs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Tibetan Pug to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Tibetan Pug roam?
Tibetan Pugs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Tibetan Pug have high prey drive?
Tibetan Pugs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Tibetan Pug good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Very house-friendly dog the Tibetan Pug breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Tibetan Pugs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Tibetan Pug be left alone?
Tibetan Pugs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Tibetan Pug Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Tibetan Pug temperament with other people:
Tibetan Pugs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Tibetan Pug dogs get along with other pets? Are Tibetan Pug dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Tibetan Pugs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Child Friendly
Are Tibetan Pug dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Tibetan Pug temperament with children:
Tibetan Pugs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Tibetan Pug dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Tibetan Pug breed live with a cat?
Tibetan Pugs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Tibetan Pug good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Tibetan Pug dogs get along with other dogs?
Tibetan Pugs are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Tibetan Pug can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Tibetan Pug breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Tibetan Pug breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Tibetan Pugs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Tibetan Pugs good office dogs? Do Tibetan Pugs make good office friendly dogs? Can Tibetan Pugs be office dogs?
No
Tibetan Pug is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Tibetan Pug dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Tibetan Pug temperament with senior people? Are Tibetan Pug dogs good for elderly owners?
Tibetan Pugs are usually recommended for elderly people.

Tibetan Pug Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Tibetan Pug dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Tibetan Pugs are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Tibetan Pug breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Tibetan Pug breed? Most common health risks of Tibetan Pug:
AllergiesCheyletiella DermatitisCorneal UlcersDemodectic MangeDistichiasisDry EyeEntropionEpilepsyHemi-vertebraeHip DysplasiaLegg-perthes DiseaseNerve DegenerationPatellar LuxationProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)ProptosisPug Dog EncephalitisStaphylococcus InfectionVaccination SensitivityYeast Infection
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Tibetan Pug breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Tibetan Pug see the vet?
Rare
The Tibetan Pug should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Tibetan Pug dogs live? How old can a Tibetan Pug be? What is the age limit of the Tibetan Pug? How many years can the oldest Tibetan Pug live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Tibetan Pug?

11-15 years
The average lifespan of Tibetan Pug: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Tibetan Pug breed hypoallergenic?
No
Tibetan Pugs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Tibetan Pug have? What is the activity level of the Tibetan Pug?
Tibetan Pugs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Tibetan Pug need? How much exercise do Tibetan Pug dogs require per day?
Tibetan Pugs exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Tibetan Pug breed need?
Tibetan Pugs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Tibetan Pug need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Tibetan Pug breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Tibetan Pug? How much food should I feed my Tibetan Pug?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Tibetan Pug risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Tibetan Pug's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Tibetan Pug's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

High 🔼

The Tibetan Pug has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Tibetan Pug drool?
The Tibetan Pug is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Tibetan Pug could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Tibetan Pug.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Tibetan Pug As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Tibetan Pug be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Tibetan Pug is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Tibetan Pug be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Tibetan Pug be an emotional support animal?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Tibetan Pug breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Tibetan Pug be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Tibetan Pug is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Tibetan Pug be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Tibetan Pug is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Tibetan Pug be a boat dog?

Not really

Tibetan Pug breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Tibetan Pug be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Tibetan Pug is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Tibetan Pug dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Tibetan Pug Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Tibetan Pug pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Tibetan Pug breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Tibetan Pug: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Tibetan Pug have in a litter? How many puppies can the Tibetan Pug breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Tibetan Pug have? How many puppies can a Tibetan Pug give birth to?
3-6 puppies

Tibetan Pug Recognition

AKC Group
Is Tibetan Pug recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Tibetan Pug recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Tibetan Pug breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.

Tibetan Pug Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Health Issues: Tibetan Pugs are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Tibetan Pug breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Tibetan Pug doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Tibetan Pug is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Tibetan Pugs are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Tibetan Pugs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Tibetan Pugs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Tibetan Pugs are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Tibetan Pugs are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Tibetan Pugs are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Tibetan Pugs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Tibetan Pugs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Stinkiness: The Tibetan Pug has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Tibetan Pug's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Tibetan Pugs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Tibetan Pug is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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