Pugs are actually relatively expensive. One will cost you about $600 to $1500 from most breeders. However, it is not uncommon to find breeders selling them for $1900 to $6000.
Despite the controversy behind their development and sale, they are still quite popular. Here are a few more reasons why they are so expensive to buy and have.
Accessory doggies have been the trend for the last couple of decades and it does not seem to be letting up. Pugs in particular are popular for their small but stocky build. This makes them small enough to carry around but not so small that they are fragile.
However, for people really into tiny doggies there are some breeders who develop teacup pugs.
The first thing you will notice on a pug is their weird, flat face. For many people, this is not flattering but pug enthusiasts find it heart-meltingly cute. This has actually contributed a great deal to their demand among dog owners who want the flat-faced aesthetic.
Pugs are generally good dogs to own as pets mainly due to their personalities. These little doggies are quite sweet and docile and fit in perfectly in any home.
Numerous health issues
Maintenance for a Pug is about $1100 to $2800 which is one of the reasons why you shouldn’t buy a pug. This is largely due to their health issues caused by their flat facial features as well as their small build.
In terms of general care, Pugs are high maintenance dogs with their special grooming and dietary needs. They may therefore not be the best dogs for first time dog owners.