This video from Racadox is hilarious and totally worth hanging in there to see the astonishing ending. Guaranteed laughs! 😀
When a Pug is serious about his duty to watch out for exciting things to happen, he should definitely fight off the sandman… I guess. Sleeping upright to not miss anything is hard, and most of the time drowsiness wins the fight and knocks even the most energetic dog when it hits. Dexter, a cross between a pug and a Chihuahua, shows us in a video his first-hand experience of falling asleep upright. He may not snore as loud as other dogs (according to his owner), but try as he might to stay awake, there’s just no way he can he resist the urge to close those eyes and fall asleep. Hilarious how this sleepyhead tries nonetheless!
On average, your pug can sleep for an amazing 14 hours daily. Yes, you got that right. 14 hours, and there’s nothing wrong with that – if with a decent amount of regular exercise of course. The majority of pug owners are already aware of this and have accepted it unconditionally, but for the would-be pug enthusiasts, here’s a bit of friendly warning: pugs tend to snore very loudly when asleep throughout the night. This comes as a consequence of them being “brachycephalic,” or short-nosed, dogs. For some, this is one aspect of pugs that make them all the more adorable. For others, it’s like having a roommate with a bothersome talent for sawing logs. Snoring may not be a health issue to be concerned about. However, when it gets very excessive, your pug should be brought to your vet to let it undergo a series of examinations that would rule out an elongated palate or stenotic nares (or pinched nostrils). When a pug’s soft palate becomes abnormally elongated and blocks a part of the dog’s airway opening, pugs gasp for breath while at complete rest. Surgery is recommended to shorten the palate and correct this breathing problem.