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The History and Origins of the Pug Breed


The Pug breed originated in China, specifically in the province of Fujian. They were kept by emperors and members of the imperial court as lap dogs.

Pugs were brought to Europe by traders during the 16th century and became popular in the Netherlands and England.


Pugs became popular with European nobility during the 18th century, including Queen Victoria who was known to have owned many pugs.


The breed was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885.

Pugs were used to develop other breeds such as the Miniature Pinscher and the Mops (Pug) in Germany.

The Pug is known for its distinctive wrinkled face, short snout, and curly tail.

Pugs are known for being sociable, loving and playful, making them great family pets.

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