We have wanted to adopt another dog for close to a decade, since the passing of our last family pet. Because of lockdown travel restrictions we only searched for dogs available for adoption in our town. The closest to us was a 9 month old pug. His ears have what looks like cradle cap on them. They are not sore, dry, hardened or otherwise problematic. If anything, the cradle cap is soft and slightly greasy looking. My main concern is that small clumps of fur can literally be pulled off with no force, even stroked off. Only in some areas on the ear though, mainly the ends. Another concern I have is that his tail is very short furred and has a small bald patch. This could be because the sellers other dog was a bit rough with him, hence their rehoming him. We have never had a pug, or even a KC pedigree. The vets have said what we are describing is not an emergency and that they are currently only dealing with emergency appointments. They have advised gently washing the ears and continuing an improved diet to benefit fur growth. Is he perhaps losing puppy fur? Are pugs ears supposed to be furry or bald? He is otherwise a very happy puppy. He has 24/7 attention and lots of exercise. He eats 200g of high end pedigree food a day (sometimes more). He sleeps well overnight. His bowels are fine and he's a healthy weight. Thanks. UPDATE: It has been confirmed that his hair loss was due to stress. In only a week his ear fur is returning and is now soft and velvety. He has gained weight and is now 11lbs. He wasn't fond of Royal Canin so we allowed him to taste test vet recommended food, to which he settled on Butcher's wet food (Pets At Home) and Bakers/Iams dry food. He has separation anxiety but I work from home so he has company 24/7. He's also completely besotted with my cats. They play with him, wash him, cuddle him. He's very loved and is doing very well. He has 4 dog beds and 2 blankets but he's currently sleeping on my double bed with me and the cats. I've got puppy steps so he can climb up and down with ease, although he's able to jump. I've replaced his harness and lead because the ones given were far too tight. He knows how to play now. His favourite toys are currently a plushie bunny, a pen light and a dental chew toy. I've taught him to pick his harness up and fetch it to me when he wants walkies. He gets walked 9 times a day for 15 minutes at a time. He tends to miss the cats after 15 minutes and wants to go back inside. I cast ambience to the TV overnight for the cats, mainly birds, sometimes chakra music. Which stops them rioting overnight. The cats are very playful so it winds them down. He seems to really appreciate the Chakra music, sends him off very quickly. He's extremely well behaved. I'm training him with positive reinforcements rather than "no" or shouting. I find my animals respond best to positive reinforcements. He comes to me when I call him, he's now potty trained, he sits, kisses, cuddles and jumps on demand. He doesn't bark at my neighbours anymore and he doesn't hide under the furniture thank God. It breaks my heart when our rescues hide under furniture. Thank you for your help, everybody. It's really appreciated!!