lo-sze (china), mopshond (Holland),
carlin (France), mops (Germany)
Country of Origin:
The pug's progenitors probably
originated in China more than two thousand years ago. From there the breed made
its way to Tibet and Japan, probably as royal gifts or objects of barter, and
eventually to Europe in the sixteenth or seventeenth century. It was first known
outside China in Holland, where it was extremely popular. IT first came to the
U.S. in the nineteenth century.
The pug is a square, short, and
stocky dog with straight legs. The head is large and round with a heavily
wrinkled forehead. The muzzle is short and wide with an undershot bite. Its
large prominent eyes are dark and set wide apart and its small, thin ears are
rose or button. The tail is tightly curled. It has a short, single coat with
smooth, glossy hair that may be silver, apricot fawn, or black, with a black
mask an ears.
10 to 11 inches
14 to 18 pounds
The pug is a loving, affectionate
dog. It is eager to please and enjoys the company of children. It is also
intelligent and can be stubborn. It tends to snore.
The pug is extremely adaptable, doing especially well in an apartment.
Avoid strenuous exercise, protection
from heat, wrinkle cleaning.
source: dog bible