Before, there were different theories with regards to where the dog breed Pug really originated. Some believe, the breed came from the Far East while others said, it developed in Europe. However, after long years of debate, it is now accepted that the pug origin started in China then reached Japan and later spread in Europe.

It was said that the pugs were bred to sit on the Chinese emperor’s lap because the dog resembled the dragons. The short haired pug was originally named lo chiang-sze then later shortened to lo-sze. During the Yuan Dynasty, it was part of the custom to parade all the animals of the emperor. Following the lions are the so-called "golden-coated nimble dogs”, which were believed to be the pug breeds. They were later bred in Tibet by monks, after which it reached Japan and Europe and after the Civil War, it also reached the United States.

The Pug Kennel Club was established during the 19th century in the United States, and in 1885, it was recognized by American Kennel Club. All over the world, the pug was given different names. In Holland and Germany, for example, the pug is called Mops, Carline in France, and Mopsi in Finland.

Physical Features of Pugs

Pugs are definitely among the popular dog breeds that are found in many households across the country today. If you ask pug owners on why they initially chose this breed over the other dog breeds for households, they will tell you that the appearance of the pug is a contributing factor to their decision. But how do dogs in this breed really look like compared to the other breeds? The pug is considered as a short dog and they generally More...

Training of Pugs

Pugs are considered to be dogs that have very strong personalities. Although they are fun and loving to the families who have taken care of them, they can be very self-willed because of their playful attitudes. This is the reason why training a pug is not as easy as it may seem. Some dog breeds are very keen at getting and understanding instructions but this breed will require a lot of patience and endurance to let the pug know what More...

Games for Pugs

Pugs are definitely playful and they like to have fun. They can easily get bored too so playing different types of games with them will not only help them have fun but it will also help them develop certain skills needed to become more developed and exceptional pets. The games that you can play with your pug can vary from simple ones that you can do in the living room to complex ones that you can do at a dog More...