ancestors of pugs
Probably few people do not know the dog pug breed. Pugs are now a very popular breed of dog. In numerous soap operas, the pug is the dog of aristocrats. And this is no accident – the pug has always held “high posts” due to its charm!
The origin of the pug
Pugs, like many other flat-faced dog breeds, were bred in China. There they were considered wise sacred dogs for their deep, large folds on the forehead. They were surrounded by attention and care, they even had their own servants. Tibetan Sichuan dogs are considered the ancestors of pugs. In the second century BC, pugs were famous throughout Asia. Pugs were most popular during the Song Dynasty. After a short oblivion, this breed became again popular in Beijing at the end of the 17th century. Pugs have been known in Europe since the 16th century; pugs were especially popular in the Netherlands. Continue reading