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History of the Pug breed

History of the Pug breed.

Pug – an ancient Chinese breed. In early Chinese manuscripts referred to “square, low dog with short snout”. In China, there were dogs “Ha Pa” and “Luo Jie.” These two species are very similar and differ only in length coat. “Ha Pa” were longhair. Perhaps the ancestors of the pugs were “Luo Jie”, they were like Pekingese, but had short hair. Pugs were dogs of the nobility and lived in wealthy homes. In those days it was still pugs are not as deep wrinkles, but a clear pattern of folds on the forehead and was manifested similar to hieroglyphics. That is why the wrinkles on the forehead pug named Imperial sign. Pug came to France with the Turkish fleet in 1553. Later, the breed became a favorite in the Netherlands, where its color likened colors of the ruling House of Orange. When William III of Orange became the English king, he and his wife Maria II in 1689 brought pugs from the Netherlands. This breed was very popular about two centuries. But gradually it became less pugs. In 1864, for the British Queen Victoria, who wishes to have around this breed, hardly spotted a dog. After 20 years, the first club was established pug lovers, and because of it the breed began to improve and acquire those standards, which are still regarded in these dogs. The first wife of Napoleon, the Empress Josephine, was beloved pug named “Fortune”.
Pug – little lapdog, which has long been held to know. A dog with a lively, cheerful and with a balanced character, noble and affectionate to the master. Pugs live 13-15 years.

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