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Origin

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.

Height and Weight

The pug has a very distinctive appearance of robust and square-like body. The coat is shiny and smooth and usually in colors of fawn, apricot, silver and black. When you look at the pug’s face, you can see intense seriousness because of its dark, sharp, bulging eyes and snooty black muzzle. The velvety soft and rose-shaped ears are common to all pugs while the moles in their cheeks seemed to be their beauty spots. The tails are either in double More...

Breeding of Pugs

The breeding of pugs is not as easy as it sounds. There is already an issue of dog overpopulation today and the continuous breeding of dogs does not help alleviate this problem. But there are those pug owners who really would like to breed their dogs especially if their dog is of exceptional quality. Before even starting the breeding process, the pug owner must first do extensive research on how dogs are bred and the prerequisites in dog breeding. The More...

Pugs

There are numerous dog breeds from all over the world but in the United States, pugs are probably one of the top choices of dog breeds for the past several decades. These dogs are in fact one of the determined dog breeds by means of DNA evidence. There are also proofs that pugs could have been existed since 400BC. Originally, pugs were bred during the Yang and Tang Dynasties by the Chinese Royalty at the Forbidden City. In the US, More...