5 Star Breeders
We only work with Pug breeders who pass our 47 breeder standards. Here are a few of them...
About Uptown Approved Breeders
No puppy mills. No scams. We thoroughly vet all breeders based on our 47 Breeder Standards. When you find a puppy at Uptown, you're not just getting a dog--you're getting peace of mind that your new best friend is coming from an experienced, ethical breeder who loves dogs just as much as you do.
Questions & Answers
As dog lovers ourselves, we support reputable shelters and encourage everyone to think carefully when buying a new dog to decide exactly what they want. With that said, there are some advantages to buying from Uptown-approved Pug breeders. For example, they'll be able to provide more health and behavior history on each puppy to help you choose the right pup.
They certainly are. In fact, they have two main advantages that make them great for apartment life. Firstly, they're small, so they don't need lots of space and won't feel cooped up in a little home. Secondly, they're pretty lazy! Pugs really have quite low energy levels and exercise requirements, so they don't need lots and lots of exercise.
When you look for Pug breeders online, you can find all kinds of sites and services. What makes Uptown different is our dedication to quality over quantity, and our support for ethical breeding. We vet every breeder that applies to join us and only approve the top 10%, without any puppy mills or scammers in sight.
In recent years, we've seen the rise of some new designer dogs and mixes involving Pugs, such as the Daugle or Pom-A-Pug. You can find many examples of these kinds of puppies from Uptown's listed breeders and businesses, giving you even more amazing options to choose from when looking for your new best friend.
The Pug is a toy breed that was first found in China, later crossing over the continent into Europe and becoming particularly popular with the Dutch royal family. Other nobles and royals began to fall in love with Pugs in the years that followed, and the breed became more widely accessible to the general public afterwards. Pugs are known for their friendly, people-loving nature and adorable appearances.
The Breeder Pledge is a list of 47 key principles that all Uptown-approved breeders and businesses must comply with in order to become a part of the Uptown family. It's basically a list of the ethical standards of breeding and raising animals that we expect of the people we work with, helping to make Uptown one of the safest and most trusted places to find a new pet.
You sure can, and the process is 100% free, but you'll need to take our Breeder Pledge first! Read through the pledge and see if you can comply with all 47 of its listed points. If that all sounds good to you, make an application and we'll get back to you. Once approved, Uptown's listed breeders get their own Profile pages and the option to add our Five-Star Breeder Badge to their sites.
It's highly likely that there are some Pug breeders in your area, or at the very least in your home state, as Pugs are massively popular all across the US. Even if you can't find a Pug breeder nearby, there's no need to worry, as many of the listed breeders and businesses on Uptown will happily arrange travel for their dogs to an airport or location near you.
We understand the concerns many people feel when looking for puppies online, and we know that many true dog lovers want to support ethical breeding and buy from sellers they can trust. That's why we only work with the most honest, transparent, professional breeders and businesses. They'll keep you updated every step of the way and will always be available to answer questions and provide information.
Once you've selected a Pug from a Pug breeder on Uptown, you'll be able to start focusing on bringing it home. While you get ready for the big day by preparing things like food and toys, the seller will organize a health check for your furry friend and make arrangements with you to have the pup transported conveniently to an airport nearby or even direct to your home in some cases.
Looking for the cheapest Pugs can be quite a risky move, as it's often the case that the most unethical breeders – like puppy mills and backyard breeders – tend to have the lowest prices. They tempt people into buying unhealthy, mistreated animals with these low prices, but buyers usually have to pay lots more money later on in veterinary treatments and behavior training, so it simply isn't worth the risk. You'll find fairly priced pups from trusted sellers on Uptown.
The Pug is a pretty lazy breed that will usually prefer to be napping rather than running around, but it's important for Pug owners to remember that these little guys still need at least some exercise. A daily walk is essential for every dog, and Pugs that stay cooped up all day and rarely go outside may start gaining weight and suffering from health issues. Never forget: a tired dog is a happy dog!
3 Steps to Get Listed
Step 1: Apply
Do you meet the 47 Standards outlined in our Breeder Pledge? If so, just click below to apply, and get started right now!
Step 2: Badge Placement
We’ll walk you through the super-simple steps needed to place our 5 Star Breeder badge on your site for potential families to see.
Step 3: Profile Buildout
We’ll build your own personal breeder profile to show our millions of yearly visitors just how awesome you and your pups are!
We’ve been looking for amazing breeders just like you—and so are our visitors. It’s time to start getting the recognition you deserve! Apply to get listed today.