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?
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!
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
About the author
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.