Non-sporting Breeds

Pug

Pug
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 10-12 in (25-27.5cm)
Weight: 14-18 lb (6.5-8kg)
Coat: Fine, smooth, short, and glossy
Color: Silver, apricot, fawn, or black; black mask and ears and black trace along back

It is likely that the Pug originated in China, and it may be a greatly scaled-down relative of the Tibetan Mastiff. By the 1500s, it had been taken on trading ships to Holland, where it became popular with the royal family of the time, the House of Orange, and is otten referred to as the Dutch Pug. The breed is generally believed to have been introduced into Britain in 1688 by William, Prince of Orange, who became William III of Britain. During William's reign, the Pug is said to have enjoyed unrivaled status. By 1790, it reached France, where a favorite Pug of Empress Josephine is alleged to have bitten Napoleon on their wedding night. This happy, intelligent little dog is good with children, and requires only modest exercise, but the Pug should not be exercised in very hot weather. Daily grooming with a brush and a rub-down with a silk handkerchief will make its coat shine.
 
 
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