Pug Life Canberra

Jenny Tiffen 17 July 2015


It’s tough to be a pug. Incessant snoring, wrinkled face with bulging eyes and a short, stocky frame….. sounds like your perfect mate, right? These traits might seem unappealing when looking for someone to settle down with – but for a pug this makes them perfect in every way!

Pug Life

Pugs are great pets for families and single people; and due to their stature, require very little space making apartment living ideal, as long as you take them for a daily walk to maintain their muscular figure.

These charismatic companions thrive on human affection and are generally friendly towards all humans. Some might even say they lack judgement so probably not the best guard dog on the market. Although my pug will try and protect our place with her cute squeaky noise. She looks and sounds like a toy.

Punky the Pug

With pug dogs on trend right now the time was right to promote this quirky breed at A Pooch Affair on Saturday 18 July (tomorrow!). Pugs are invited to attend Pug Hour at 11am, exclusively for pug dogs, hosted by my own dog “Punky the Pug”.

Pug Hour gives pugs (and their like-minded owners) a chance to mix and mingle and make new friends. People who just like to watch pugs interact and giggle at their heavy breathing and inquisitive nature are invited to come along and watch them play.

General Manager of Territory Venues Liz Clarke says A Pooch Affair is all about diversity and appealing to a wide audience of dog owners.

“Pug Hour seemed like a great way to demonstrate a very sociable breed enjoying being dogs and playing together,” she says.

Pugs have been a highlight of the social media campaign in the lead up to A Pooch Affair and the images of pugs posted have attracted high attention and engagement.


Norman pictured here at the July Pug Picnic, Yarralumla Dog Park.

Internet sensation Ref the Pug (pictured first), will be making his way to Canberra this weekend to join Punky at Pug Hour.

Event Details

Name: A Pooch Affair
Date: Saturday 18 July 2015
Time: 10am – 4pm (Pug Hour is at 11am).
Venue: Exhibition Park. Held in the Budawang & Coorong Pavilions

Pug Picnic Canberra

July Pug Meet hosted by Pug Picnic Canberra at Yarralumla Dog Park.

If you can’t make it along to Pug Hour tomorrow, I host a regular pug meet in Canberra on the second Sunday of every month. All pugs and their humans are welcome along. You can find out more on the Pug Picnic Canberra page.

Jenny Tiffen

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