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Although the exact origins of the pug are shrouded in antiquity, most authorities agree that the breed probably came from China. The pug next appeared in Japan and Europe, where it quickly became a popular pet to royalty. In Holland, for example, the pug became the official dog for the House of Orange when one of its breed saved the life of the Prince of Orange, William, by warning him of the approach of the Spanish in 1572. Pugs were first brought to England in 1860 following the British sacking of the Imperial Palace. The first pug was registered with the American Kennel Club in 1885, and since then has become one of the most popular pedigree breeds in the US.
Although the pug is an extremely compact dog, this does not in any way diminish its spirit, which is that of a larger dog. The pug has a head that is big in comparison with its body and has soft eyes and a solicitous, sometimes inquisitive expression. There are two types of pug ears – the rose and the button – with preference being given to the latter type when it comes to pugs bred for show. The pug’s face is characterized by deep wrinkles and has a short, blunt muzzle. The coat of the pug can be either black or fawn, and the fur is fine and glossy. Its tail is short and terminates in a double curl.
Despite its size, the pug is one of the most spirited breeds, with an even-mannered temperament and lots of energy. They are extremely attached to their owners, to the extent that they are known as ‘shadows’ since they virtually stick themselves to their masters’ sides, staying with them at all times. Their stout nature makes them the ideal pet for households with children, particularly since they are not known to be aggressive. Pugs thrive when they can be given plenty of attention which they, in turn, will reward with heaps of devotion for their human families. Despite their high energy levels, they do not require a lot of physical activity and a daily walk is enough to meet their exercise requirements.
Like all small dogs, some pugs can be excessive barkers, but this can be corrected with early training. When playing with children, they should also be discouraged from jumping from high places such as sofas, since this can result in joint damage.
The pug is an ideal companion pet, since they can thrive in homes with limited living areas, such as apartments. Their limited exercise requirements also make them good companions for the elderly.