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    Pug |China|

    Pug |China|

    The Pug has often been described as multum in parvo, meaning “a lot in a little,” which is an appropriate description of this lovely little breed that is packed with personality and charisma. Pugs have a lively, gregarious nature and make superb companions. They are renowned for their sense of humor and are guaranteed to make people laugh. As much as they love to clown around, they can also be dignified and rather regal, depending on their mood. They are eager to please, intelligent, and playful. On the downside, they can be stubborn and are prone to snoring and wheezing.

    History

    The Pug is an ancient breed that traces back to at least 400 BCE. Chinese philosopher Confucius (551–479 BCE) wrote about “short-mouthed dogs” thought to refer to the Lo-Chiang-Sze or early Pug types. Pugs were the preserve of China’s elite and were treated with lavish care. The breed arrived in England in 1688 and quickly became fashionable among the aristocracy; the dog’s popularity then spread to France and Russia. The first Pugs are thought to have arrived in the United States in the mid 1860s and, after a slow start, became popular companions there.

    Pugs love to get on furniture. If you want a dog that doesn’t sit on your sofa, a Pug probably isn’t for you.

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    From Dogs Unleashed, Copyright by Tamsin Pickeral, licensed through ContentOro, Inc and used by arrangement with Thunder Bay Press

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