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The Pug (Chinese: 哈巴狗 Hǎbagǒu) is a dog breed available in Nintendogs and Nintendogs + Cats.

Breed Information

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 is caused by its "pushed in" snout. Perhaps one of their best features is their adaptability: Pugs can learn to love any lifestyle.

In-Game Description

Official artwork of the Pug

  • 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

In Nintendogs

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.





Nintendogs + Cats


  • 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.