Do Pugs Shed? – How to Resolve the Pug Shedding Nightmare
“Pugs shed a lot”, say most pug owners. This is something that I heard from many pug owners before I became a pug owner myself. If there was one piece of information that has been truer than ever, this is it. In fact, pugs shed more than a lot. They shed tons. If you read or hear anything to the contrary, you’re either getting misinformation, or the input of someone whose Pug is a rare exception to the norm. If you get a Pug, you’ll have fur all over the place- on every piece of furniture, on all your clothes and in your car. You don’t even have to put your Pug in the car, the fur will just be there…and everywhere else.
I take my pug to a pug meet-up every month and leave it looking like a pug myself. For about 2 weeks, I let the pug on my bed and ended up looking like a pug-junkie. I was covered with pug hair and so were my white sheets. It is incredible how much of my black pug hair I had to remove from my white sheets. We used up half of a lint remover JUST cleaning the bed. We then decided the pug does not go on the bed but are not sure how long this will work (since we love him so much) and how effective this will be (since he knows how to climb the bed).
There is a myth in the pug world that fawn pugs shed more than black pugs. This is believed to be true because fawn pugs have a double coat (One layer makes up the Pug’s top coat but there is also another shorter layer underneath) while black pugs only have one coat. It makes sense that pugs with a single coat would shed less. At the same time, I do not believe this is always true. My black pug puppy did not seem to shed much when we first got him (in the summer). It is now autumn/almost winter and he has been shedding all day, every day without any breaks. Wherever he goes, there is a mass of pug hair. Therefore, although people tend to say that one way to control a pug’s shedding is by getting a black pug, I think that is NOT true given out experience with our little pug. While doing my extensive research on pugs, I have come to the realization that how much does a pug shed really depends on the pug that you are talking about.
While there is no way to prevent a pug from shedding, there are a couple of often-tried methods to control the excessive shedding of pugs.