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Brown (Chocolate) Pug: Pictures, Facts, & History

Patricia Dickson

By Patricia Dickson

Height: 10 to 14 inches
Weight: 14 to 18 pounds
Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
Colors: Brown (Chocolate)
Suitable for: Families, singles, or anyone looking for a small dog with a huge personality
Temperament: Loyal, loving, confident, more than a bit stubborn

Pugs are adorable, wonderful small dogs that love to be around their human parents, and the Brown (Chocolate) Pug is no exception. The Chocolate Pug is a color variation of the Pug and is a bit rare. Still, like every color of Pug, they grow to be between 10 and 14 inches in height, top out at 14 to 18 pounds, and have an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years.

This dog is perfect for families, singles, or anyone looking for a small dog with a huge personality. The Pug can be dignified one second and clowning around the next. In the article below, we’ll discuss the earliest records of the Chocolate Pug, whether it’s AKC recognized, some additional facts, and more about the adorable Chocolate Pug you will want to know.

The Brown (Chocolate) Pug has a brown or chocolaty coat color and originated in China. It is a color variation of the Pug breed that is harder to find than the more common colors. It’s one of the rarest colors in most countries, including the United States.

Brown (Chocolate) Pug Breed Characteristics


The Earliest Records of the Brown (Chocolate) Pug

While Pugs, including Chocolate Pugs, were thought to have originated in China, there are no clear records to let us know exactly where the Pug dog breed originated from. This is because Emperor Qin Shi Huang destroyed any official records pertaining to the breed between 221 and 210 B.C.

However, there are several records and paintings depicting Pugs as lapdogs sitting with Chinese Emperors as far back as the Chou Dynasty. These adorable dogs were first transported to Europe sometime in the 16th century, and that’s when they began to take hold and become popular everywhere.

Today, you can see Pugs on the laps of pet parents in all countries, or at least cuddled up beside their owners, sleeping soundly. However, there are no records of when the Chocolate Pug first appeared on the scene.

How the Brown (Chocolate) Pug Gained Popularity

The Pug first became popular when it was transported to Europe in the 16th century. The adorable, squat, likable dog quickly became famous for its loyalty and love of its pet parents. However, it was Queen Victoria’s appreciation of the breed in the 19th century that convinced average citizens to bring Pugs into their homes.

The Chocolate Pug is popular due to being a rare color variation that is hard to get ahold of, meaning it’s quite expensive. According to the AKC, Pugs are the 28th most popular dog breed with pet parents. Pet parents love their Pugs, regardless of the color, for their undeniable charm and good looks.

If you want to adopt or purchase a Chocolate Pug, remember that they are extremely rare, and you may have to go through a breeder to get one. Shelters and rescue organizations are unlikely to have one, but it’s worth calling a few places to check before contacting a breeder.

Formal Recognition of the Brown (Chocolate) Pug

The only two colors recognized by the AKC are black and fawn for show dogs. The World Canine Organization recognizes silver, apricot, fawn, and black Pugs. The rarer colors, such as the Chocolate Pug, are not recognized by any of the organizations, as nine times out of 10, these markings and colors mean that the dog is not a pure breed but is a result of interbreeding.

That doesn’t mean that the rarer colors, such as the Chocolate Pug, don’t make excellent pets, just that they aren’t formally recognized and cannot be registered for dog shows.

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Top 4 Unique Facts About the Brown (Chocolate) Pug

Now that you know a bit about the breed and the Chocolate Pug, we’ll give you a few unique facts about them below.

1. Pugs Love Paper

The Pug loves to play with paper. For example, it’s not just your cat that you have to keep the toilet paper roll away from. Your Chocolate Pug puppy will pull on the roll, swat at and tear up tissues, and destroy your newspaper if you let them.

2. The Breed Is Food-Driven

Pugs love to eat. The best way to get a Pug to do anything you want is by offering it a snack. However, it’s important to note that your little Chocolate Pug is very smart. Once it realizes it can get a snack for doing things, it may become fixated on getting rewards.

That’s why it’s best to give out the snacks sparingly, so your Pug doesn’t start to ignore your commands and you in general.

3. The Pug Doesn’t Like the Rain

Pugs don’t like the rain. You might find that you have to force your Chocolate Pug to go out in rainy weather to use the bathroom. So, even if your Pug is housetrained, it may be tempted to use the bathroom indoors on those rainy days.

4. Pugs Are Particularly Nosy

You can expect your Chocolate Pug to want to be right in the middle of everything. They prefer sticking to their owners, and many are fond of sleeping on their pet parents’ beds rather than in dog beds.

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Does the Brown (Chocolate) Pug Make a Good Pet?

Yes, the Chocolate Pug makes an excellent pet for someone who doesn’t mind the dog being up under them all of the time. However, if you travel a lot or have a job where you’re gone all of the time, it might not be the best choice of pet for you. They love being around their pet parents constantly and become quite attached.

They do well with children, even small children, because they’re calm and tolerant. They also do well with other pets if they are trained and socialized as puppies. However, as with any breed, it’s best to supervise your Chocolate Pug around small children and other pets, just in case something happens, and one of them becomes injured.

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Brown (Chocolate) Pugs are adorable dogs that love to cuddle and play with their pet parents. While they aren’t formally recognized, they still make great pets for families and anyone else who wants a constant companion.

Chocolate Pugs are a rare color variation, so they might be hard to find and are going to be a bit pricey to purchase. However, their loyalty, calm temperament, and goofy behavior may convince you that the Chocolate Pug is worth every penny.

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