Not all Pug breeders are alike
If you are still in the market for a Pug puppy after considering all that Pug information, please go to an American Kennel Club licensed breeder or a Pug breed rescue group. At least you will have the healthiest and sanest version on this most unnatural dog possible. Since Pugs are so popular, you will be likely to find Pug breeders in most of the continental United States. But not all Pug breeders are alike.
You should also ask your potential Pug breeder about how long they've been breeding Pugs, what their show records are and what they strive to produce in their Pug puppies. If you are contacting a website of a Pug breeder, ask if the Pug puppies are from European bloodlines. Usually the site will say. If there is any mention that all of the puppies are from Europe, run away. You are not dealing with a legitimate Pug breeder, but a puppy broker who serves as a middleman for puppy mills of America and Europe. Never buy a puppy sight unseen.
The most important question you can ask a Pug breeder is when can you visit them and visit the puppy's mom. If they say you cannot visit, say goodbye and move on. You are talking to a puppy mill or a middleman for puppy mills (called a puppy broker) who is masquerading as a breeder. Puppy mills not only treat their dogs inhumanely, but they often are not purebred.
And a good Pug breeder will shower you with questions, as well. If you meet the Pug breeder through his or her website, then you will be required to fill out a lengthy application about your history with dogs and your knowledge of Pug information.
After all of this, you are still not guaranteed a puppy. The ultimate decision comes down to the breeder. A good Pug breeder will consider the Pugs they breed their grandchildren.
They also should be asking you lots of questions about your store of Pug information and any past Pug experience you may have. There should be a waiting period and a contract, which states very clearly what medical conditions the Pug puppy is warranted for.
You won't get your money back, but you will know your Pug will have a good home. That knowledge is priceless.