QUESTION: Do pugs have a proclivity for hearing loss? I have two pugs and they have both gone deaf around their 11th birthday. Does the breed have a unique genetic disposition towards deafness? It’s just odd that both of mine went deaf around the same time.
ANSWER: While there is nothing definitive – it does not appear that it is a recognized congenital defect in the breed. However I did find several entries where rescue organizations indicate there seems to be a higher than average incidence of deafness in Pugs. Sorry that’s all I could find.