Everyone loves reading the Social Pug Profile interviews with pugs from the social media scene. Well now it is time to put the pug parents in the spotlight to answer some questions about what it is like to own a pug in the Pug Parent Profile. Get to know the humans behind the pugs you love and pick up a tip or two for life with your pug. This week we are getting to know the humans of Biscuit & Pikelet, Emma & Alex.
Name: Emma and Alex
Where do you live? Sydney, Australia
How many pugs do you own? Two!
What are their names? Mr Biscuit and Pikelet
Is your current pug/s your first? Biscuit and Pikelet are our very first pugs!
Do you think your pugs personality matches yours?
Yes! Both of our pugs are very energetic and enjoy swimming, running and, of course, dining! We all like to walk together twice each day – every morning and every evening.
What did you expect a pug to be like before you got one?
We expected that pugs would be a bit more restful and low maintenance than our two – we were delighted to find out that this was an incorrect assumption! We love our insanely energetic pugs. They were a great choice of dog for our lifestyle and our family.
What was different to your expectation once you got a pug? As above.
What would be your number 1 tip for new pug parents?
A pug needs lots of attention, love and importantly exercise. Don’t get a pug if you can’t give it the companionship it craves. Also don’t feed them too much!
What do you hate most about having a pug?
‘Hate’ is a strong word but the shedding is definitely not the best part of owning a pug.
What do you love most about having a pug?
Their little personalities (Biscuit is a ham and Pikelet is such a sook!), how funny they are, how silly they are, their great little solid cobby shape and the way they play by holding onto each other’s neck rolls, their expressive faces, how good they are with children, other dogs and kitties…. the list goes on and on!
What has been your biggest fear about owning a pug?
Health problems as these can be an issue with pugs, as well as with other breeds of dog.
Have you experienced any of the typical pug health problems? If so, how have you overcome them? If not, what precautions have you taken to prevent health problems?
Our pugs have not had any breathing problems thus far because we exercise them twice a day and feed them healthy food in moderation, keeping their weight under control. Our two will eat all day if allowed to, so limiting their food is always a challenge. When pugs become overweight they can start to experience increased health issues, so trying to keep their weight under control through a healthy diet and adequate exercise has been a priority for us.
Why did you choose to start a social media account for your pug/s?
We started our instagram account because mum was flooding her own facebook with too many puppy pictures and her friends were getting sick of pug puppy spam! We kept going with our instagram because it is such a great community and we get to follow wonderful accounts from all over the world.
Where can we follow your pugs adventures?
@mrbiscuitthepug on Instagram.
I hope you enjoyed getting to meet the humans of Biscuit & Pikelet and picked up a tip or two about owning a pug.