https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/what-was-the-pug-bred-to-do/

Jan 25, 2017 ... Pugs are an ancient breed of dog, with roots dating back to 400 B.C. Most historians agree that the breed originated in China, where they were ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pug

The pug is a breed of dog with physically distinctive features of a wrinkly, short- muzzled face, .... In ancient times, Pugs were bred to be companions for ruling families in China. The pet Pugs were highly valued by Chinese Emperors, and the ...

https://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/art-history-and-pug-history-pugs-in-18th-century-art

Nov 22, 2016 ... What were Pugs bred for? Was the Pug always a companion dog, or were they intended to hunt lions? What can 18th-century European art tell ...

https://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/pug

Pugs often are described as a lot of dog in a small space. These sturdy, compact dogs are a part of the American Kennel Club's Toy group, and are known as the ...

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-is-the-point-of-a-pugand-19-other-dog-breeds

Oct 15, 2015 ... A 19th-century pug, by Carl Reichert. (Photo: Public ... Dog breeds, though, are a tougher subject to pin down. Most loosely, we can define a ...

https://www.cuteness.com/article/two-breeds-make-up-pug

Though Pugs themselves are purebred, their sweet temperament and cute features make them prime candidates for cross-breeding , and there are many ...

https://www.quora.com/What-were-pugs-originally-bred-for

The Pugs were originally bred by the Chinese to keep company for the royals even from the days of the Song Dynasty. The strong, compactly ...

https://iheartdogs.com/you-might-be-surprised-what-these-10-dog-breeds-were-originally-bred-for/

This energetic titan was originally bred to hunt lions and other big game in South Africa. Well socialized, trained adults may be pretty mellow, puppies (under the ...

https://petcentral.chewy.com/history-of-the-pug/

Aug 1, 2014 ... In China there has long been a breed of dog known as the Happa (sometimes ... Marmosets were popular as pets at that time, and the Pug's ...

https://www.hillspet.com/dog-care/dog-breeds/pug

Pugs are members of the toy group despite their solid appearance. They range in height from 10 to 11 inches and in weight from 14 to 18 pounds (six to eight ...