India may have many things. Rich culture, tradition, world’s biggest democracy and all that. But we are still in the developing phase as a result of which being able to spend a huge amount of money on pets is usually met with a dead end in most middle class Indian families. Pet lovers or in this case dog lovers coming from a humble family will always try to go for such a pet that is not as expensive and therefore maintaining a balance between “desire for a pet dog” and “family”. In India, there are a handful of dogs that are the most popular and easily available in the market as well. The famous “Vodafone Wala Dog”, the Pug is one of them. Skyrocketing to popularity ever since Vodafone used this dog as their lead in advertisements, Pugs have never been off the market, instead we have seen them rising in popularity with every passing year. And now they’re one of the most popular and in demand dogs all over India.
Do you know what’s the origin of this little pooch? Allow us to enlighten you. Pugs, originally hailed from China and were brought to Europe in the sixteenth century and soon became a popular breed in the Western world. Another name for them is Dutch Bulldog. The eighteenth century Pugs were shown to be lean and long, a stark difference from the modern day Pug which has a more compact form. The most distinctive features of a pug are their short muzzled face and wrinkled nose.
As we can deduce from the above paragraph, Pugs are a dog that comes with a number of benefits and pros. But don’t let that distract you from the disadvantages they bring along as well. They suffer from a number of health problems because of the structure of their face and smaller airway. But let us keep that aside for now. What we should focus more on now is the price of Pugs in India. From this point onwards we will be discussing the pricing of Pugs of India alongwith with their dog food expenses, vet and vaccine charges, insurance policies and many more in detail. So hold on and sit tight!
|LIFE SPAN||12 to 15 years|
|LITTER SIZE||4 to 6 puppies|
|COAT||Shiny and glossy|
|COLOR||Black, White, Fawn, Tan, Gray, Brown, Red|
|TEMPERAMENT||Gentle, friendly, intelligent, loyal, docile etc|
|HEIGHT||30cm to 36cm for males and 25cm to 30cm for females.|
|WEIGHT||7kg to 9kg for males and 6kg to 8kg for females.|
|Pug Price In India||10,000 to 30,000 INR|
Pug Dog Price in India
Compared to breeds like Siberian Husky or even Chow Chow, Pugs cost considerably less and should be a good fit for families who are humble and willing to spend the least possible amount of money on their Pug while also providing the best they can for them all the while maintaining their budget.
There are several reasons that affect the pricing of Pugs in India but we will discuss them a bit later. For now, we will take a look at the price list of different cities, you can adopt your Pug from.
PRICE CHART OF PUG DOGS IN DIFFERENT CITIES OF INDIA
|CITY||PRICE OF BREED (₹)|
|MUMBAI||15,000 - 30,000|
|DELHI||13,000 - 24,000|
|KOLKATA||14,000 - 21,000|
|PUNE||14,000 - 21,000|
|JAIPUR||16,000 - 19,500|
|KERALA||11,500 - 16,000|
|AHMEDABAD||15,000 - 21,000|
|HYDERABAD||12,000 - 19,400|
|MAHARASHTRA||14,000 - 19,000|
|TAMILNADU||13,000 - 19,500|
|RAJASTHAN||13,000 - 19,000|
- PRICE IN MUMBAI – Pugs can cost you around 15,000 INR to 25,000 INR for a single coat and 27,000 INR to 30,000 INR for a double coat.
- PRICE IN DELHI – Single coat Pugs will cost around 13,000 INR to 24,000 INR and double coat Pugs are 18,000 INR to 28,500 INR.
- PRICE IN KOLKATA – Pugs with single coat fur cost around 14,000 INR to 21,000 INR. For double coats, the price hikes up to 20,000 INR to 30,000 INR.
- PRICE IN PUNE – Single coat Pugs cost around 14,000 INR to 21,000 INR. For double coats, it’s around 23,500 INR to 29,000 INR.
- PRICE IN JAIPUR – Pugs having single coat fur, will cost you 16,000 INR to 19,500 INR. On the other hand, Pugs with double coated fur will cost you 20,000 INR to 27,000 INR.
- PRICE IN KERALA – Pug dogs having a single coat in Kerala will charge you 11,500 INR to 16,000 INR. In case of double coated Pugs the price rises up to 20,000 INR to 26,000 INR.
- PRICE IN AHMEDABAD – Charges range from 15,000 INR to 21,000 INR. Double coat Pugs are costlier and charge around 23,000 INR to 28,000 INR.
- PRICE IN HYDERABAD – Basic price for single coat Pugs start from 12,000 INR to 19,400 INR. Double coat charges from 20,000 INR to 27,600 INR.
- PRICE IN MAHARASHTRA – Single coat Pugs can cost you 14,000 INR to 19,000 INR. Whereas double coat Pugs can cost you 20,000 INR to 28,000 INR.
- PRICE IN TAMILNADU – Breeders will charge you around 13,000 INR to 19,500 INR for single coat Pugs and 20,000 INR to 26,500 INR for double coated Pugs.
- PRICE IN RAJASTHAN – They cost around 13,000 INR to 19,000 INR for single coat Pugs and 20,00 INR to 30,000 INR for double coat Pugs.
- PRICE IN HIMACHAL PRADESH -Pugs in cold regions like Himachal Pradesh cost around 12,000 INR to 19,000 INR for single coat and 20,000 INR to 25,000 INR for double coat.
- PRICE IN MADHYAPRADESH – Price of Pug dogs in single coats in MP is around 16,000 INR to 20,000 INR and for double coats it’s 21,000 INR to 30,000 INR.
- PRICE IN KARNATAKA – Price of single coat Pugs in Karnataka cost around 11,000 INR to 15,000 INR. For a double coat it exceeds the price tag of 18,000 INR to 24,000 INR.
- PRICE IN CHENNAI – Pugs with single coats in Chennai come for 15,000 INR to 20,000 INR and for double coats it’s around 21,000 INR to 30,000 INR.
Please note that this is just a list based on how much breeders usually charge for Pugs. There are bound to be differences as the price is susceptible to vary from one breeder to another even in the same state. This is just an average price range that we could come up with after comparing prices in different states.
As we mentioned earlier, there are a number of factors that influence the price of Pugs in India. We will now be discussing those factors in brief.
Location – Location plays a vital role in determining the price of dogs in India. Being the huge peninsula India is, there is bound to be differences when it comes to pricing of utilities and things including dogs. Since there is no fixed price set for breeders, they are free to charge how much they see fit for your Pug. Adopting your Pug from an out of state breeder will cost you much more than adopting it from your own state. But then again, the price of Pug in our own state might be more compared to the other states. Getting a dog is not a small investment and no matter how hard you try to keep the expenses at minimal they will cost you a few thousand bucks at least. Adopting one is just the beginning of it.
Quality – Quality is also one of the four important factors that determines the price of Pugs. Pet quality Pugs cost significantly less than both KCI or the Kennel Club of India registered Pugs and the show quality Pugs. If your Pug is from a litter whose previous puppies were part of any National Level Dog Show, then you can expect the price of your Pug to be more than regular ones. Not all pups in a litter are of show quality. There is hardly one in every 6 pups, sometimes even one seems too far fetched. So do not let your breeder fool you by making you believe that your Pug is of show quality and charge you more. However, it is advised to go for pet quality or basic quality Pugs when adopting one as very few Pugs are used for dog shows because of how lazy they usually are. Pugs are domestic dogs through and through, so adopting a pet quality one is the best option.
Breeder – Every individual breeder will charge you differently. The price of Pugs is more susceptible to change depending on the reputation of the breeder. You may use a broker while trying to get in contact with a reputable breeder. But do not make the mistake of adopting directly from the broker themselves. Their connections may help you reach a good breeder, but brokers are only ever good at that. Breeders have a more profound knowledge on the subject as that is their field of expertise, so always out breeders before any broker. Same goes for dog mills. Avoid dog mills at all costs. The price may be less there but the quality will fall with it as well. So breeders are always the best choice.
Color, coat, age, fur – Difference in color and other characteristics influences the price of dogs as well. Common colors like fawn and brown cost less than rarer ones like black. If the fur is of double coat it will cost more than the single coat. Younger Pugs cost more than older ones.
Hence, all these factors combine to determine the price of Pugs in India. It is not just about Pugs though. These factors are present for almost every dog causing the fluctuations in price all over India.
DOG FOOD EXPENSES FOR PUGS
Pugs have a shiny cost that is prone to shedding twice a year during the shedding season. Therefore, they need a healthy diet that would help prevent the shedding even by a little amount. There is another important matter that should be kept in mind when buying dog food for your Pug. Pugs are genetically very lazy and spend close to 14 hours a day sleeping. This makes them prone to being obese. As a result, when getting food it should be kept in mind that the food is not very fatty that would cause your Pug to fatten up. But make sure that it has the amount of calories and protein needed so that you don’t end up with an undernourished Pug.
Good quality dog food will mostly cost you around 2,000 INR to 4,000 INR.
Vaccination for Pugs starts from 1,200 INR and reaches upto 2,000 INR at most. Deworming should never be skipped. A relief to say that deworming medicines don’t usually cost more than 1,000 INR. Overall your monthly vet visits may end up costing you around 1,500 INR without the vaccinations and around 3,000 INR to 4,500 INR with the vaccination.
Pugs are susceptible to suffering from breathing problems because of their smaller airway. It might get serious if taken lightly in the early stages and turn to needing surgery. Pugs also end up injuring their cornea because of their facial structure. Pug owners are therefore advised to keep a keen eye on them.
GROOMING AND MAINTENANCE EXPENSES
Thankfully Pugs do not need much grooming except for a regular nail trimming and shower accompanied by lotions and powder to keep their fur shiny and retain their gloss. Pugs tend to shed a lot so most of your grooming cost might end up going to keep their fur on their body. Hair care and skin care products together will cost you around 3,000 INR.
Being the lazy dog they are, Pugs will spend most of their time sleeping or laying down. They spend at least 14 hours sleeping. But to prevent them from getting bored the remaining time they are awake, getting them balls to play with and toys to chew on might be a good idea. Teething is a common problem in dogs, toys might help lessen than a bit.
Good quality leashes, belts, kennels, food and water bowls also fall under accessories and will probably charge you around 2,000 INR.
By now you already are aware of the fact that Pugs are incredibly lazy dogs, but it is also because of this fact that they are easier to train. They are good at following orders and will follow everything to just get the training over with so that they can go back to lazing around. Most owners don’t even go to profesional trainers and train their Pugs themselves. But it might be a better idea to seek a professional trainer out simply for the sake of better training and also to prevent your Pug from suffering from obesity. Annual training packages mostly charge you 20,000 INR to 25,000 INR.
Pugs are very good domestic dogs and as research tells us in most cases are the first option for first time dog owners. They come with both pros and cons but are definitely easier to care for.
Take care of your Pug and they will bring you ten folds of happiness in exchange for it!