The Pug first originated in China around the time of the Shang Dynasty, around 400 BC, and was later popularized in the Netherlands. The wrinkles on its face that give it a cute appearance to some but an ugly appearance to others are caused by its "pushed in" snout. Perhaps one of their best features is their adaptability: Pugs can learn to love any lifestyle.
- Nintendogs: "This puppy originated in ancient China. The wrinkly face and curly tail are its cutest features."
- Nintendogs + Cats: "This breed originated in ancient China. Its wrinkly face and curly tail are its identifying features."
Unlocking the Breed
|Chihuahua & Friends||Obtain 35,000 Trainer Points|
|Labrador & Friends||Obtain 2,000 Trainer Points|
|Dachshund & Friends||Starter Breed|
|Dalmatian & Friends||Obtain 16,000 Trainer Points|
|Best Friends||Obtain 14,000 Trainer Points|
|Chihuahua & FriendsJA||Obtain 4,000 Trainer Points|
|Shiba Inu & FriendsJA||Obtain 25,000 Trainer Points|
|Dachshund & FriendsJA||Starter Breed|
Nintendogs + Cats
|Toy Poodle & New Friends||Obtain 600 Owner Points|
Play for 5 days in a row
|Golden Retriever & New Friends||Starter Breed|
|French Bulldog & New Friends||Obtain 7,400 Owner Points |
Play for 25 days in a row
Pugs have three different color options in Nintendogs: Black, Apricot Fawn, and Silver Fawn.
In Nintendogs + Cats
In Nintendogs + Cats, Pugs come in Silver, Black, and Apricot. If the player chooses "Surprise me!" they may find a grey-and-white pug or a pure white pug. Oddly enough, when the player chooses "Black", some of the pugs may be an extremely dark brown.