Whether you are obsessed with pugs (like most of us reading this are), or not, you have to admit that the pug is a perfect animal to build a book around. They almost look like a mystical, make-believe creature. Yet, they exist, which makes pug books even better.
It's not only their looks, but also their personality that offers the writer ample opportunity to create a hilarious story line. They aren't known as the 'clown of dogs' for nothing.
Whether you're looking for a children's book, a cartoon or comic book, or an informational guide about pugs, you'll find it here. Check out our ultimate list of pug books!
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Informational Guides on Pugs
The Everything Pug Book
Pugs have a very long and rich history, but their most enduring legacy has always been their cheerful temperament and social personality. It's no wonder the Pug is still one of the most popular breeds today. With The Everything Pug Book you'll learn all there is to know about your best friend! From adoption methods and training techniques, to specific tips on diet, exercise, and basic care, you can anticipate your Pug's every need and be prepared for any situation.
Wonderful book replete with information about pug care, i.e. grooming, cleaning their facial folds and finger curling their doubly curled tails when they are still puppies.
You also get to read about training and breeding your pug and overall good dog care specific to this breed. You learn what words and short commands tend to work best for pugs and you and your pug can share in the rewards - limitless pug cuddles. You even get some humorous "pug tales" as well. Buy it HERE.
Pugs (Barron's Dog Bibles)
Each title in Barron’s brand-new Dog Bibles Series for dog lovers and prospective dog purchasers discusses a specific dog breed in detail, describes the title breed’s physical traits, history, and behavior characteristics, and instructs owners on training methods.
This is a highly-informative book, well conceived and well written. The photos are charming, and there is an abundance of very useful commentary. Readers will surely be impressed with Dr. Rice's compassion and feelings for the Pug -- which certainly is one of the most engaging, sweetest breeds that an potential owner could take home. I think any Pug enthusiast would be happy to have this book on his or her book shelf. Buy it HERE.
Pugs for Dummies
Pugs For Dummies is for anyone who is seriously considering owning a Pug—or who already has one and wants to obtain another. This friendly guide tells you exactly what you need to know before choosing a Pug and what you need to do to take good care of him from the very first day he enters your life.
This book is for all pug owners from the breeder to those who raise show dogs to the happy pet owner. A plethora of information about the breed as well as the specific care pugs require is included. Readers learn to clean the curly tailed dog's facial folds and to finger curl their tails when they are puppies. The list goes on! Buy it HERE.
Cute Table Top Pug Books
101 Uses for a Pug
Looking at them, you would never guess that pugs can be so useful and versatile. Yet, if you watch them closely, it s clear to see that these dynamic dogs perform scores of tasks. This book provides photographic proof of pugs functioning as car security systems, weed killers, moist towelettes, foot warmers, and more. In need of some minor garment alterations? Look no further than an industrious pug! A total of 101 uses for a pug reveal why these dogs are so lovable and popular.
"101 Uses For A Pug" is a small picture book that fits in the palm of your hand. It's like one of those small books that you'd find at a Hallmark store and is primarily for those people who are Pug lovers/owners. Most of the pictures are of Pugs in sedate poses (who'da thunk?). It's guaranteed to put a smile on the mothers and fathers of Pugs everywhere, and probably a few other faces as well. Buy it HERE.
Pugs in Costumes
From haute couture Oscar dresses and character classics, superheroes to inanimate objects, there isn't a creature on earth that can rock a costume quite like a pug. With over 100 full color, candid photographs of these adorable dogs in outfits ranging from adorable to hysterical to downright absurd, this book is a pure delight for animal lovers of all stripes.
What can I say? It's a book of pugs in costumes and every page will warm your heart. The perfect coffee table book. Buy it HERE.
Hug a Pug Coloring Book for Adults
The adorable pugs in this coloring book are seen dressed in costumes, napping with toys, eating ice cream and much more. Some dogs are decorated in adult coloring style designs as well. Whether you are looking for something for yourself or in search of the perfect gift this coloring book for grown ups could be just right!
Adult coloring books are so in right now. It's an awesome way to relax, all the while, tapping into the lost art of your childhood. And, you are coloring pugs so...AHHHHH. Buy it HERE.
Children's Pug Books
Pig the Pug
Pig is a greedy and selfish Pug. He has all the bouncy balls, bones, and chew toys a dog could ever want yet he refuses to share with his poor friend, Trevor. Little does he know, however, that being greedy has its consquences. Join Pig as he learns to share - the hard way!
This book is clever and hilarious. I love the way it teaches subtly why selfishness is bad while utilizing a cute pug and weiner dog as its characters. Your kids will ask for this again and again. Buy it HERE. Also available is Pig the Elf (a certain Christmas Classic).
The Adventures of Pug
Meet the brilliant, the wonderful, the courageous...Pug.
Pug is a fun, engaging character, while Lady Miranda is caring and will remind young readers of Fancy Nancy and Eloise. . . . Fans of dogs and animal adventures will have a hard time putting this series down. The Adventures of Pug includes Captain Pug, Cowboy Pug, and Safari Pug.
Ninja Pug: Series
For Hanzo, an old man and successor to a Japanese ninja clan, lonely days came to an end when he took in Jiro. Jiro is Hanzo’s only companion. They do everything and go everywhere together, but Jiro has a secret. Every morning when Hanzo trains using his ninja skills, Jiro watches him intently soaking in Hanzo’s every move and technique. When Hanzo is gone or asleep, Jiro practices everything he’s learned from Hanzo. The surprising twist is that Jiro is a dog, a small pug to be exact!
This is an incredibly fun and quirky series to read. There are three books in the mix, so be sure to read them all with you child. Buy them HERE.
Doug the Pug Coloring and Activity Book
Get in on the fun with the "King of Pop Culture" Doug the Pug as he eats his way around the world in this delightful coloring book, packed with dozens of illustrations and fun activities.
This is a coloring book of Doug the Pug designs and activity pages. Doug starts off with a whirlwind trip around the United States and then takes it to the next level by traveling around the world. The designs hark back to famous locations or items for which each locale is famous (coffee in Seattle, poutine in Canada, the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, etc.) Front and center, though, is the star of the book – Doug and Pug. Buy it HERE.
Pug Meets Pig
An unlikely pair—a pug and a pig!—realize that it’s better to be together.
Pug is a very happy pup. He has his own yard, his own bowl, and even his own cozy bed! That is, until Pig moves in and starts eating from Pug’s bowl, interrupting Pug’s routine, and, worst of all, sleeping in Pug’s bed. Will Pug and Pig ever learn to live together as friends?
With adorable illustrations, and an easy to comprehend story, Pug Meets Pig is sure to be an instant hit for readers of all ages. There's a wonderful message about friendship, kindness, acceptance, and learning to adapt to change. This book is great for sparking discussions about these kid friendly themes. This book also makes a wonderful read aloud. Buy it HERE. Pug and Pig Trick or Treat is also in the series.
Pug Joke Book
The Pug Joke Book is a super funny collection of Pug jokes accompanied by beautifully illustrated color artwork. This is the perfect novelty gift for any Pug lover! Want an unusual or weird gift for that special Pug lover? This is the book for you! The only book FOR and ABOUT Pug dogs!
So funny! A hilarious collection of pug jokes written by our good Instagram friend Momo. Buy it HERE.
Pugs in a Bug
Six pudgy pugs in a zip-zoom Bug. Beep, beep! Bow wow! Take a spin! Through country and city, from desert to beach, this rhyming, rollicking, chantalong book offers plenty of sights to see and count. Sheepdogs in their jeep, greyhounds in a bus, even bulldogs driving cabs! Award winner Carolyn Crimi and rising star Stephanie Buscema invite kids to read it loud, read it often, and read it silly.
Another cute Pug book to encourage young pug lovers to read and enjoy. Breed specific books are wonderful for the young and old alike that love their Pug. Buy it HERE.
Pugs of the Frozen North (A Not-So-Impossible Tale)
Far away, in a winter wonderland, an amazing sled race is about to begin. The winner can make one wish, and it will magically come true! Two friends, Sika and Shen, want to win more than anything. But all they have is a pack of yappy, yippy, pug puppies.
Pugs!! More pugs....what is not to love? This is a great book for younger and older readers alike. I loved the illustrations, the lessons and the mission of these Pugs. Great book to read during a snowstorm, for those of us who have to survive such weather! Buy it HERE.
Percy the Pug loves puddles—big puddles, small puddles, swamp puddles, stomp puddles. But no puddle is perfect . . . until he finds one with three friendly piglets. But protective Mama Pig says NO PUGS and chases Percy away! Irresistibly illustrated by Keika Yamaguchi, Kim Norman's tale about a persistent pug and his pursuit of friendship in puddle paradise brims with warmth and charm.
This book is adorable and full of fun pictures that go with a very cute story about a pug and making friends with pigs. The kids in my life loved this book and ask to read it before bed regularly! :) If you have a pug, you should get this book! :) If you don't have a pug, you should still get this book! Buy it HERE.
We hope this list of Pug Books will give you a great start if you are in the market for some more pug love in your life. Pugs make the ideal character for a book, and this list of pug books will capture that fact. Spread the pug life via gifts, holiday presents, or simply "treat yourself" moments. Happy Pug shopping!