Pug Dog Club of America
The Pug Dog Club of America (PDCA) is an excellent resource to learn more about the wonderful Pug breed. There are several Regional Clubs recognized by the PDCA. The PDCA, along with a given Regional Club, host the annual Pug National. The club also recognizes the annual accomplishments of individual pugs by offereing various awards for Conformation, Obedience, Rally, Agility, and so forth. Rankings are also maintained and are published regularly. Please visit the PDCA website for more information. Pug Dog Club of America
Seattle Pug Rescue
Have you considered a rescued Pug for your new companion? How about becoming a foster home for a pug in need? We encourage anyone wanting a pug to consider a rescue. Seattle Pug Rescue (not affiliated with any other Pug rescue organization) has many experienced rescue reps whom can answer your pug questions. Seattle Pug Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and placement of unwanted, abandoned, neglected, and abused pugs, giving each a second chance in a loving and caring forever home. SPR accepts pugs regardless of their age, temperament or medical condition. To learn more about the great work that Seattle Pug Rescue is doing, visit their webiste. Seattle Pug Rescue
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)
Many breeders feel that health screen tests are a critical part of their breeding program. The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, commonly referred to as OFA, is one of the primary health test organizations. The mission of the OFA is "to promote the health and welfare of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic disease." Remember to ask your potential breeder what health tests they do on their dogs. For more information about OFA and to research health tests on lines you are considering, please visit the OFA website.
Canine Health Information Center (CHIC)
The Canine Health Information Center (CHIC), is a "centralized canine health database sponsored by the OFA. CHIC provides a resource for breeders and owners of purebred dogs to research and maintain information on the health issues prevalent in specific breeds by establishing a recommended protocol for breed specific health screening and recognizing dogs tested in accordance with that protocol. CHIC also maintains a DNA Bank that collects and stores canine DNA samples along with corresponding genealogic and phenotypic information to facilitate future research and testing aimed at reducing the incidence of inherited disease in dogs." The Pug Dog Club of America recognizes those pugs whom have satisified the four base required health tests and have had the results publicly published on OFA's website. The four base tests are: hip dysplasia, patellar luxation (kneecaps), eyes (via OFA or CERF testing), and PDE (Pug Dog Encephalitis). Visit CHIC's website to learn more about what they are doing to help our canine friends. Canine Health Information Center (CHIC)
Pug Talk Magazine
"Pug Talk is the only breed magazine dedicated to pure-bred Pugs for 50 years." It is the "official" magazine dedicated to the wonderful world of Pugs. The magazine is published four times a year with special editions covering: Juniors/Seniors, Performance and Pedigrees Black Pugs and Top 25, and National Specialty and Holiday Greetings, as well as stories covering rescues, health, and training. If you love pugs and want to read more about this fabulous breed, consider a subscription to Pug Talk.
NW Pug Meetups
NW Pugs! is a community of Pug-Loving People who bring their furry kids to snort, run and play in the greater Bellevue/east side area. We are a pug/pug mix group that meets a couple times a month. NW Pugs! has been around since June 2006. You and your pug/pug mix will love frolicking around with their friends in a safe, fun environment. To learn more about this non-PSPDC affiliated group, visit: NW Pug Meetup.