16 Historical Facts About Pugs You Might Not Know

The pug is a very ancient and world-famous breed. How these dogs originated is still unclear. But, perhaps, they were obtained by crossing other breeds in ancient China, during the Han dynasty. That is, the pug breed is at least about 2000 years old, and this, you see, is impressive numbers. For many centuries of their history in China, pugs and their ancient vine ancestors have enjoyed a privileged position.

#1 Most researchers believe that the pug breed originated during the time of ancient China.

#2 Some researchers consider the ancestors of pugs to be the Old English Bulldogs and, therefore, their homeland – England; some – attribute the origin of pugs to the Netherlands, Turkey and even Africa.

#3 The first surviving mentions of the ancestors of pugs date back to 600 BC, and at that time pugs were considered hunting dogs.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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