Dogs 101: Pugs Most Popular Small Dog Breeds – Animal Facts

Pugs. It’s easy to see why people love pugs. They’re social, quirky, intensely loyal, and
incredibly cute — making this bug-eyed dog a popular dog breed around the world. Short, stout, smooshed faces making funny
noises – what’s not to love? The Pug is a playful, confident, and friendly
companion that is willing to please his human family. No real Pug fanatic can go without knowing
some interesting Pug facts. Therefore, we have put together a list of
10 facts about this cute dog breed. I’m Leroy and I’m Rosie and this is Animal
Facts. Let’s get started. But, before we start, take a moment to like
and subscribe for more fun, fauna facts. Let us know about your doggy in the comments
below. 10. This unique dog has been around for thousands
of years, charming Chinese emperors to French Royalty. The Pug (or at least a pug-like dog) is a
very old breed. indeed. We can trace his history back to China between
700-400 B.C.E., but details about the breed’s development are lost to time. Emperors of China kept pugs as lapdogs and
treated them to all the luxuries of royal life. Often, the pampered pooches were given their
own guard detail and mini palaces. 9. The Pug made his way to the Western world
in the 16th century, when he was imported from China primarily by Portuguese and Dutch
traders. Later, when King William III and Queen Mary
II took the English throne in 1689, they brought the Pug with them to British shores. He soon began replacing the then popular King
Charles Spaniel, as the favored comfort dog, as well as being bred with them to produce
the puggier version of King Charles we know today. Victorian England took on the Pug as the latest
rage in canine fashion and many Pugs can be spotted in paintings of that era. 8. The Pug probably gets his name from a monkey. Marmosets, small New World monkeys, were kept
as pets in the early 18th century and were called Pugs. The name made the jump to the dog because
the two animals shared similar facial features. The word “pug” is thought to have come
from the Latin pugnus, meaning fist and attributed to his clenched fist like head. The breed has answered to various names throughout
the years, including Mopshond in Holland, Chinese or Dutch Pug in England, Mops in Germany,
as well as the Dutch Mastiff. 7. By 1790, the Pug had made its way to France. Anecdotally used by Josephine, wife of Napoleon,
her pug, “Fortune,” carried secret messages under his collar to Napoleon while she was
confined in Les Carmes prison. 6. Here’s a fun fact. A group of pugs is called a grumble.Who needs
one Pug, when you can have a GRUMBLE of Pugs?! Look at them grumbling! 5. The Pug is certainly no stranger to the limelight. He’s found his way into the homes of many
an A-List celeb including, Jessica Alba, Gerard James Butler, Billy Joel, Dennis Quaid, Kelly
Osbourne, Italian Fashion Designer Valentino, Paris Hilton, Tori Spelling, Amber Rose, George
Clooney, Rob Zombie and the late great Robin Williams. 4. He’s the giant among the toy breeds. Kennel clubs assign the Pug to the toy group. Although “toy” is not a precise classification,
this group is made up of the smallest breeds of dogs. Of these small breeds, the Pug is the largest. So among small dogs, he’s very big, but
he’s still pretty small. His weight range is between 14-18 pounds and
is 11 to 12 inches tall at the whithers. Pretty small for a breed once called the Dutch
Mastiff. 3. He is a fairly laid-back dog, not usually
given to extensive barking, digging or chewing. The Pug tends to get along well with other
dogs and is sturdy enough to get along with children. He enjoys company and can be quite affectionate. True to his grouping, he is a companion dog. Because of his small size, he can happily
adapt to both apartment living and a suburban environment. 2. Pugs are known for their curly tails that
curve up towards their bodies. According to the AKC, “the double curl is
perfection.” 1. The Pug was the chosen symbol for the Order
of the Pug. The Order of the Pug was a fraternal lodge
that was formed after the Catholic Church banned Freemasonry. Apparently, they picked the Pug for their
symbol because of his loyalty and trustworthiness. Want more fun, fauna facts? Go ahead and smash that subscribe button and
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14 Responses

  1. Animal Facts says:

    Let us know about your pug 🙂

  2. Jezabel says:

    You should make a video about St. Bernards

  3. CC says:


  4. Animal Facts says:

    LEt us know about your small doggy? What breeds did we miss?

  5. TAMS S says:

    I have pug named chubby"""" he's tan. Black face and cute as a button….he loves good nap,,,baths,,,he's so gentle with kids,especially babies,,they guard the baby,,,my chubby gets into mischief when we're not home he says heck no,,,,I'm having my own house party. 😊he brings in all the shoes,sandal,slippers he can find,lol. They say my chubby looks identical to men in black pug….lol. He loves carrots,treats,and good walk,, he will literally jump up into a seat at the dinner table with us,,,,enjoys sitting with the family,,,caused know he is our Loyalty,,for sure,,,and you missed few facts,,they. SNORE. LOUD!! And love a good walk,, love to play with other pugs,,😊they hate going to vets,especially when shots and trimming there nails…lol. Very cute video….the little girls the cutest part😊

  6. Noah Johns says:

    I subscribed

  7. Noah Johns says:

    I have a pug named Macy and she is nuts

  8. SAD EGG says:

    my pug Jake is extremely loyal and protective. He is also very clever and will get into mischief every once and a while. They are very caring too, we rescue kittens a lot and he will act like a momma cat to them. they're really good dogs I've never seen him be aggressive to anyone. Though, there is health issues to be aware of. expect to complications for eyes and folds on the face. I'd say perfect for apartments and people with kids.

  9. Prixie Pets says:

    Very informative! We do pet care tips and product reviews – lets link up!

  10. Paul Rowe says:

    I have a jug, pug x Jack Russell. and she's having babes sometimes next week the father is a pomsky though. Has anyone ever see this type of cross before as can't find nothing on the internet

  11. Oko Mono says:

    Love your videos however not sure if anyone has mentioned this already, but that wasn’t a picture of George clooney! Lol btw I’m thinking of buying a pug some time next year! Absolutely love this breed 😍😍😍

  12. Jamie Buscemi says:

    Pugs are needy and don't know the meaning of space… My aunt's pug is so spoiled and not trained to do anything… He will follow you anywhere and if he can't he will cry or bark

  13. Lambinroz Rozario says:

    Can pugs play fetch? My brother has a pug which doesn't fetch at all he doesn't even chase anything

  14. Liz Mowrey says:

    They're precious. Definitely gonna be my next dog

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