Hair: Their hair generally short and needs brushing twice a week. Though daily brushing makes them feel nice and cuddly for you to play with them. Shampoo once a week keeps them fresh and disinfected. Use shampoo suggested by a veterinary doctor only.
Teeth: Their teeth need to be cleaned by the brush every week.
Nails: Trimming once a month should keep them good. Just make sure they do not have sharp edges so that they do not hurt you when you keep them in your lap you play with them.
Ears: Check ears regularly for any debris or infection.
Eyes: Regular cleaning of eyes will keep their eyes healthy.
Recommended daily amount: 3/4 cup
What food to choose: they should have a balanced diet of vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Include egg, chicken, beef, oats, and rice in their meal.
How to keep good shape: Half an hour of physical exercise or playing is sufficient to keep your dog healthy.
How many times to feed your dog: Three times daily.
Avoid overfeeding them. They tend to gain weight and become lazy due to less activity. Though the amount of food will change with age and weight, consult a veterinarian.
Jugs inherit the breathing problem from their parent breed of pugs. Though their snout is shorter than the pug they may still face breathing issues when they grow old.
Treatment: Proper medication and regular exercise can help in treatment.
They have protruding eyes as they age and this may at times cause a few infections.
Treatment: Keeping eyes clean regularly can avoid the problem and otherwise medication is sufficient to treat them.
Jugs tend to have little dog syndrome and feel like pack leaders at times. They need to be handled firmly and patiently as punishment does not help. They are smart and intelligent and follow orders well. They are very quick learners as they like to please people with tricks. They need to be trained to maintain low noise and not bark unnecessarily. They have to be properly introduced to all family and friends as they tend to bark at strangers. They also need to be taught the difference between friends and foe so that they do not bark at anyone they come across. They need to be trained to behave well and softly with kids. They need a proper leash as at times the hunting instinct may take over and they just might want to chase a bird or any other animal.
The jug is an active dog and very intelligent. They like to play games. Indoor activity insufficient for them but they would love to go out in the open for a walk. You can also take them out in open spaces and let them run for a while. A minimum of 30 minutes of good exercise is needed daily but not too vigorous as it may lead to breathing problems.