During the Shang Dynasty (1751 to lll l B.C) the first dog judge had actually divided the dog breeds into 3 groups, based upon quality and certain attributes. The 3 classes were, water dogs, hunting dogs and edible dogs. Yes, I stated edible dogs. Thank goodness the pug was categorized as a hunting pet dog at this time, as he might not have been around today if he was labeled an edible canine. Oh, pass the pug just doesn’t sound best for supper, does it? Sorry, that was just wrong!
Something all researchers do concur on is that it came from in 400BC someplace in Asia. The name Pug originates from the Latin word “pugnus” which implies fist. Since the pugs head appears like a clenched fist. Another theory is that the name comes from the pug monkeys that looked like the little pet.
The pug is one of the earliest types of pet dog. Their are 3 theories relating to pug ancestry.
1. Some believe they are a smaller version of the French Mastiff.
2. Others believe it is a shorthaired Pekingese or another Oriental type.
3. And the last is an offspring of a small bulldog.
Among the most well-known stories that surround the pug is between the Emperor Ming and his better half, Yang Kwei Fei. One day Ming was playing chess with a prince. The Emperor Ming was losing. His spouse Yang, saw that he was losing and came over to the table and dropped her family pet pug on the board. All the pieces went flying and game was messed up. This naturally, made Emperor Ming very delighted.
After this, “pug causing flying chess pieces” episode, pugs were reproduced by the eunuchs and for the emperor and other high authorities. These cute little guys were safeguarded and had servants to take care of there every impulse. Wow … they came a long way from almost being consumed!
Another story worth mentioning is how the pug ended up being the main canine of your home of Orange. It has actually been stated that a pug saved Prince William’s life. The pet started barking and woke Prince William up. The pug notified him of approaching Spanish soldiers. The pug has been a family pet in lots of countries by a range of individuals — from Buddhist monks in Tibet to European royalty.
Pugs have one of those faces that you simply have to enjoy. The wrinkle above his nose looks like the sign for Prince, in China. This is one of the reasons they are popular in China. He has fine smooth short glossy hair, “rose ears” and large shiners. His brief thick body, with a high set tail, that curls over his back makes him a sassy little creature. His colors are silver, apricot, black, or fawn with the black mask and ears and black trace along his back.
Typical Size of Male and Female have to do with the same: Height: 10–11 inches, Weight: 14–18 pounds. (No Denise, your pug needs to not weigh 30lbs!)
The pug is a delighted and smart little man. I make certain Billy Joel, believes his Sabrina is a happy little woman. They are great with kids and need just modest workout. (This should because they had servants early on in his ancestry:-RRB- A day-to-day walk will do. If you are trying to find a workout pal, this guy is not for you, especially on a hot day. Pugs do not like heat, and can end up being overheated fairly simple. One idea for the pug owner is to rub down his coat with a silk scarf and it will make his coat very glossy. (Again, they should have made the servants do it.)
The pug is a caring, faithful little lap dog. He is a great buddy, and with that clown like face, he will make you smile each day. He is wise, easily trainable and loves kids.
Great option in Pets Billy Joel!
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