History of the Pug
08 30th, 2009 |
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It is widely held, that the Pug is one of the oldest breeds of dogs, and has flourished since before 400 BC. Yet, there is still much discussion and debate regarding this lovable breed’s origin. Most researchers agree that the Pug breed originated in Asia, as the first writings to mention small, flat nosed dogs did make reference to Chinese dogs. Still, it is not clear whether these writings referred to Pugs or Pekingese. Also undecided, is the Pugs parent lineage.
Some experts declare a Pekingese lineage, while others believe Pugs were descended from a Bulldog, or a small...