The Pug is a breed of dog available in Nintendogs and its 3DS sequel.


3DS: "This puppy originated in ancient China. The wrinkly face and curly tail are its cutest features."

DS: "This breed originated in ancient China. Its wrinkly face and curly tail are its identifying features."

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.

Unlocking the Breed

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.


Two of your neighbors own Pugs. They are:



  • Pugs are brachycephalic, which means they have an abnormally short snout. This is also consistent in other animals in the games, such as the French Bulldog and Longhair Pointed Cat.
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