Dog Pug: traits, characteristics and origin

Pugs were brought from China to Europe in the sixteenth century and were popularized in Western Europe by the House of Orange of the Netherlands, and the House of Stuart. Pugs remain popular into the twenty-first century, with some famous celebrity owners. A Pug was judged Best in Show at the World Dog Show in 2004.


CategorySmall breeds: < 20 lbs
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Other namesChinese pug, Dutch bulldog, Dutch mastiff, Mini mastiff, Mops, Carlin

The Pug is a breed of dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. The breed has a fine, glossy coat that comes in a variety of colours, most often fawn or black, and a compact square body with well-developed muscles.


The early history of the Pug is not attested to in detail, it is accepted that modern Pugs are descended from dogs imported to Europe from China in the 16th century. Similar dogs were popular in the Imperial court during the Song Dynasty. In nineteenth century England, the breed flourished under the patronage of Queen Victoria. Her many Pugs, which she bred herself, included Olga, Pedro, Minka, Fatima and Venus. Her involvement with dogs in general helped to establish the Kennel Club, which was formed in 1873. Queen Victoria's passion for Pugs was passed on to many other members of the Royal family, including her grandson King George V and his son King Edward VIII. Pugs arrived in the United States during the nineteenth century and were soon making their way into the family home and the show ring.


The breed is often described as multum in parvo, or "much in little", alluding to the Pug's remarkable personality, despite its small size. Pugs are strong willed but rarely aggressive, and are suitable for families with children. The majority of the breed is very fond of children and sturdy enough to properly play with them. Depending on their owner's mood, they can be quiet and docile but also vivacious and teasing. Pugs tend to have a lazy nature and spend a lot of time napping. They are often called "shadows" because they follow their owners around and like to stay close to the action.


A Pug is an ideal companion for those who love dogs. They are small, friendly and have a great sense of humour. But they do require some special attention and care. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of having a Pug. Firstly, make sure you give your Pug plenty of exercise. Although they are small, they need regular walks and playtime to keep them healthy. Also, make sure you feed your Pug a balanced diet. Pugs are prone to weight gain, so it’s important to provide them with the right nutrients to maintain a healthy weight. In addition, be sure to groom your Pug regularly. They have a thick, double coat that needs to be brushed often to keep it clean and healthy. Finally, it’s important to provide your Pug with plenty of love and attention. They are social animals and need your companionship to stay happy and content. With a bit of care and attention, your Pug can be a wonderful companion for many years to come. Just remember to give them the love and attention they deserve and they will be your loyal friend for life.


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