Known as the clown of the canine world, pugs have a great sense of humour, and they like to show off too. Consider yourself lucky to have a pug in your home, as these little munchkins are the most affectionate breed you can have.
For those who are eager to know more about these lap dogs, here are some fun facts about pugs:
- A royal history
In ancient China, Pugs were raised by monks, and none of the court hearings was done without them. When the court was held, these animals used to rest on the lap of the Emperor. Now you know where they get their royalty from!
- A life saver
Very few people know the fact that it was a Pug that warned William Prince of Orange about Spaniards. In 1572, the royal dog gave the king a warning of the approaching danger and saved his life.
- They have fans all over the world
Some of the most famous celebrities treasure this breed as their pet. A few names among the many are Gerard Butler, Jessica Alba, Robin Williams, Queen Victoria, and Dave Ramsey. Even the last Queen of France, Marie Antoinette owned a Pug, and she was deeply in love with him.
- Pugs are brachycephalic
Here you get a new word to learn. Brachycephalic is a term used for the condition when the head is broad and short, resulting in a smashed face. This is the key feature of Pugs, and now you know what it is.
- Largest of the toy group
The club of canine has put Pugs in the toy group, which also include Chinhuana, Pomeranian, and Yorkshire terrier. Pug is the largest breed of this group and still continues to be our tiny favourite.
- Check their weight
Pugs love their food, and they always lose track of how much they should eat. Eventually, they can become highly obese, and you need to take care of it. Make sure you feed them the right quality of food in the right amount, else they can become obese and even sick.
- Pugs as Mops in German
This is the funniest one in the list as Pugs are called Mops in German. You can find jokes on the web rolling over the MOP thing and in case you come across a funny one, share it in the comment section.
- Pugs can act
They have been seen in some of the big movies of the time. Men in Black, Hotel for Dogs, Pocahontas, and The Adventure of Milo and Otis are some of the movies in which you can witness the adorable skills of Pugs.
- It’s a lazy breed
You will be astonished to know that Pugs can walk not more than 3-5mph. Don’t expect them to be a runner at all.
- A Pug has even won the best show at Westminster
In 1981, it was a pug who took the award at Westminster. The 3-year-old Pug beat 2,910 dogs and won the best prize.
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