To paraphrase the great Tupac, “I didn’t choose the pug life… the pug life chose me.”

Below we’ve compiled 21 of our favorite photos of pugs being pugs on 500px. With their adorably squished and surprisingly expressive faces, pug portraits run the gamut from entertaining, to cute, to pensive, to forlorn and back again.

Really, why wouldn’t we put together a pug life collection? Nope, we couldn’t think of a reason either…


I am 3 years old today by Zachary Voo on

Flower Power Pug by Bildglanz on

Bazyl by Iza ?yso? on

Shuna by Yoad Shejtman on

Percy the Pug by Ines Opifanti on

Hollywood Unique by Neil Kremer on

Pugs love colors by Bildglanz on

Alien Dog by Gabriel Aszalos on

to fall in love by Sabrina  on

Pug Life by Adam Jackman-Moore on

Please by Fabian Leitz on

"they say i am ugly..." (me heartbroken) by Zachary Voo on

Pug Face by Jamie Lawson on

Sleeping Beauty by Bobby Acree on

sand and paws by Izabela Mieliwodzki on

Runny Puggy by Ben Robson on

Peggy by Yannick D

Ballerina? by Iza ?yso? on

Portrait of Oscar  by Nancy Andersen on

Smug pug by Elke Vogelsang on

To see more awesome pug portraits, click here and scroll away. And if you have your own photos of pugs pugging around somewhere in your archives, upload to 500px and share a link in the comments!