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Pug Senses and Traits

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Good day and welcome everyone!

This is Sharda with another Pugs newsletter.

Today let’s learn about Pug senses and traits!

The Pug’s temperament is probably one reason why he is so sought after, this is why it is difficult to imagine he presents his owners with any behavioral problems.

Usually friendly and outgoing, Pugs love everyone and everyone loves a Pug.

Still, it is best that as a prospective owner of a Pug you be prepared for some regressive behavior that would otherwise knock you back in shock.

Dogs and your Pug too see things differently from human beings though they share the same basic senses with us.

Like us, they too can see, hear, touch, smell and taste.

But the difference lies in our levels of senses being different. This is an important distinction between them and us and is particularly applicable when you’re trying to see what your pet is up to.

HOW YOUR PUG SEES:

There was a time when it was thought that dogs were color blind—that they could only see shades of black and white with some gray, though that is now no longer true.

It is now believed that dogs can see in a range of colors—blues, greens, grays, crèmes, and of course, black and white.

DOGS BEAT US IN THE AREA OF DETECTING MOTION:

We now know that your pet will be able to see a cat up a tree much, much farther off than you can. Their night vision too is better than ours.

This is due to the additional reflective layer in the eye called the tapetum lucidum, whose duty it is to reflect light back into the receptor cells of the eye. This layer not only increases their night vision but also gives dogs a spooky appearance in their eyes that glow in the dark.

HOW YOUR PUG HEARS:

Does it bother you when your dog barks in the middle of the night? Do you turn in your bed assuming that he’s just lonely and needs a female companion?

However, that’s not true. Perhaps he is listening to a sound you can’t hear that upsets him, considering dogs can hear up to four times the distance humans can. So, perhaps he can hear a burglar breaking into your home.

Besides, their ears are specially designed to accept more sound waves. They have 15 different muscles that move their ears in different directions, besides also moving one ear at a time, and independently of each other so as to take in more information.

HOW YOUR PUG HAS A SENSE OF TOUCH:

Your Pug, you will notice, also has a heightened sense of touch. That’s not surprising if you consider that at birth, pups have sensory receptors in their faces by which they locate their mothers, just in case they are separated at birth or before they can open their eyes.

All over their bodies too, they have a fully developed sense of touch, just as we do.

HOW YOUR PUG SMELLS:

In their ability to smell, pugdogs are leaps and bounds away from us, with an estimated capacity of smelling over 100,000 times more powerfully than us.

If we have 40 million olfactory receptors, your Pug has two billion! That’s what makes them such good trackers and can easily trace scents despite all kinds of distractions such as dense forests or roadways.

To your Pug, his sense of smell is also a means of communication–right from running around the park with their noses to the ground to sniffing everything at home or out in the yard. They need to recognize people and things by their scent.

HOW YOUR PUG TASTES:

Pugs are instinctively attracted to nasty smells and will eat anything that smells bad. Your Pug will eat anything they see before giving themselves time to taste it.

I hope that you learned a lot from today’s Pugs newsletter

All the best and take care

Warmly,
Sharda Baker