QUESTION: What is the sign that your pug is a very good breed? I just wanted to know how good breed my pug is. He is 2 years old and gonna turn 3 years in 3 months. He has 2 curls in his tale and has a very cute face. Not at all stern. He does not have a pretty long tongue and is white.Not FULLY Snow white. A bit light yellowish white.
ANSWER: Here is the standard: http://www.akc.org/breeds/pug/ I can tell you right now that your dog is NOT that well-bred or at least hides it well because he is a non-standard color – only solid black and fawn with a black mask are standard all others are disqualifications in the AKC standard and while maybe your dog could possibly be classified as ‘apricot’ or ‘silver’ as allowable under the international standard http://www.fci.be/uploaded_files/253g09-en.doc they both still require a distinct black mask which it sounds like your dog is lacking.Also compare to these photos/video of Pugs that have won major shows: http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/2011/photos/breed/TR72573802.jpg http://video.westminsterkennelclub.org/breed_judging/toy/2011_4/pug/v1293213http://crufts.fossedata.co.uk/crpix/2011_PUG_BOB.jpghttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-e1TfXnSn4BM/TfZP2KmkzXI/AAAAAAAAMvs/rMJkcDxyta4/s400/GCHCHCaper%2527sSiriusEndeavor3.jpg Enjoy.