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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.

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...

Features and Misconceptions

Purebred pugs feature a stocky physique and are typically low to the ground. Protruding eyes and condensed snout are their major facial features. They do not shed as frequently as long-haired types of dog and their hair is short, but they still undergo hair shedding all year round. In terms of body weight, pugs are mostly less than eighteen pounds. The colors of their fur can be fawn, black and white. Although pugs are generally smaller breeds, they still have More...

Considerations before Buying Pugs

Having pugs as pets can be a stress reliever especially when you always have fun playing with them after a long day at work. But before you even buy or adopt a pug, you need to consider different factors. The most important consideration is definitely your financial capabilities. Owning a pet means you need to spend money on providing food and other basic needs to your dog. Daily ration of food for your pug is only one of the many More...