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What Do You Call A Group Of Pugs?

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If you’ve got more than one pug, or you see a group of pugs out walking, you might be wondering – what do you call a group of pugs? Is there a collective word for a bunch of pugs when they’re together?

what is a group of pugs called


What is a group of pugs called?


As with many other animals, there is a word for a group of pugs. The commonly used term is “a grumble of pugs” or the less common collective noun “a grumbling of pugs”.



Why is a group of pugs called “a grumble”?


So why is a group of pugs called a grumble? We’ve done our research and there doesn’t appear to be any specific origin for this term!


what is a group of pugs called


Our best guess is that this term would have come about just listening to a group of pugs together. Pugs tend to make a lot of grumbling, snorting, sniffing, sneezing sounds as they go about their day, which could be construed as grumbling noises – especially if you have more than two pugs in the same place.


Collective nouns for other dog breeds


If you thought a “grumble of pugs” was weird – here’s some collective nouns for other dog breeds that you might not know!

  • A chatter of chihuahuas
  • A barrel of pit bulls
  • A puff of pomeranians
  • A feast of labradors
  • A rumble of shar-peis
  • A snuggle of golden retrievers
  • A sovereign of schnauzers


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Rachael is the co-founder and editor at Pug Facts. Owner of one elderly Pug, she’s dedicated to helping other Pug owners create healthy, happy, lives with their furry best friends.

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