About Pugs: 11 Fascinating Things You Need To Know

About Pugs: 11 Fascinating Things You Need To Know


Are you a dog lover? If so, then you probably know about pugs. They’re known for their wrinkled body and a flat face with big black bulging eyes.

Pug lovers would definitely agree with me when I say that they’re the sweetest and most adorable dogs in the dog kingdom.

Pug lover or not, here are some things you will definitely be interested to know about our adorable furry friend.

1. Multum in parvo

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It’s a Latin word for “much in a little”. This is sometimes used to describe pugs. If you have one, then you would probably understand this. Pugs have a “larger than life” personality in comparison to their size.

2. Good companions for children and the elderly

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They can easily adapt to their companions, whether it be a child or an elderly person. Pugs love to play and run around with children. But despite their active personality, they also love to be cuddled, which makes them great companions for older people.

3. They are brachycephalic

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These lovable pups are short-nosed and flat-faced which is attributed to its breathing problem. There are also other problems associated with being brachycephalic like eye, skin, spinal, and birthing problems.

4. Voracious eater

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These fur friends love to eat, especially if they are still puppies. They also love treats but don’t indulge them too much. Overeating can lead to health problems in the long run.

5. Bred to be lap dogs

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In China, they are bred as lap dogs for emperors. Their love for pugs is because of their forehead wrinkles.

When pugs are born, their forehead wrinkles are inspected to see if it resembles a W shape. The W shape is the most highly favored wrinkled configuration because it bears semblance to a Chinese character for “prince”.

6. Buddhist monks love them too

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It is believed that in ancient Tibet, Buddhist monks kept pugs as pets or guard dogs. Their cute little faces resemble the Chinese Fu Lions or Guardian Lions which were believed to have protective powers.

7. Royal connections

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Queen Victoria and the House of Orange are known to have several pugs. It became the official dog of the House of Orange after a Pug named Pompey saved the life of the Prince of Orange, William the Silent.

These pooches live a luxurious life like their masters and sometimes have their own guards.

8. Mops and grumble

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The German name of a pug is Mops, while the term used for a group of pugs is a grumble.

9. Lickers and swatters

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Pugs are notorious for their love of licking. They also love being tickled and touched. These pups are tactile in nature.

10. Beauty spots

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Moles on the pug’s cheeks are called beauty spots. It is part of their standard markings.

Would you believe that in Chinese folk tales, it is considered a sign of wealth and prosperity? Now, that’s what you call a lucky charm!

11. Celebrity friends

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Aside from their “royalty” connections, these lap dogs are also famous among celebrities. Perhaps it’s because these pups are cuddly and the fact that their faces are irresistible. Here are some celebrities that have puggy friends:

Kelly Osbourne with Prudence

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Robin Williams with Lenny

Billy Joel with Sabrina

Dennis Quaid with Lily

Paris Hilton with Mugsy

PewDiePie and Marzia with Edgar and Maya

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Jessica Alba with Sid and Nancy

Nick Carter with Mikey and Willie

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Gerard Butler with Lolita

Tori Spelling with Mimi La Rue

Above are just some of the fascinating facts about pugs. If you’re planning to get a dog, I definitely recommend that you choose this breed. You’ll surely love them at first sight.

Source: American Kennel Club

Cris is a work-at-home-mom who loves writing short articles at JUANderful Life. She is also a dog lover and prefers pug among other breeds.

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