There   are   many   dogs   in   the   world,   but   few   are   as   unique   as   the   pug.      By   taking   the   time   to   read   all   about   this   animal,   one   will   realize   the   many   benefits of   owning   this   very   unique   creature.      Making   the   right   decision   when   choosing   a   new   pet   is   important   for   both   owners   and   pet,   so   take   the   time   to become knowledgeable about the pug dog.  In the long run, it will be beneficial to all. The   pug,   sometimes   also   called   the   Chinese   pug,   is   a   dog   that   just   about   anyone   would   recognize   if   shown   a   picture   or introduced   to   one.      To   some   it   is   not   the   cutest   dog,   but   as   they   say,   beauty   is   in   the   eye   of   the   beholder.      In   this   case, millions of people around the world have found the company of a pug to be rewarding. It   is   stated   in   ancient   Chinese   documents,   that   short-nosed   dogs   existed   in   China   at   the   time   of   Confucius,   at   around 700   BC. After   the   days   sport,   the   bigger   dogs   followed   the   master's   chariot,   while   the   small   and   short-nosed   dogs where carried in the carts. Treasures,   like   pearls,   jade,   rare   animals   were   considered   imperial   property.   One   emperor,   Ling   To   (168-190 AD) liked   them   so   much,   that   he   gave   these   small   dogs   rank,   the   females   received   the   same   rank   as   his   wives.   He   ordered that these small dogs are to be guarded by soldiers and fed only the best meat and rice. If anyone attempted to  steal one of these dogs, he or she would be sentenced to death. The   original   name   for   the   short-haired   pug   was   lo   Chiang-sze   and   was   shortened   later   to   the   word   lo-sze. During   the   Dynasty   of   Yuan   (1206-1333   AD),   it   was   customary   to   parade   all   the   emperor's   animals   in   front   of his   guests.   Right   after   the   lions,   "golden-coated   nimble   dogs"   were   presented.   This   might   have   been   the   time that these dogs were introduced to Europe. At   1572,   William   the   Silent   (the   King   of   Holland)   was   at   war   with   Spain.   One   night   he   was   awakened   by   one   of his   Pugs   (he   took   his   Pugs   with   him,   wherever   he   went)   just   in   time   to   avoid   being   assassinated.      Finally,   an official   record   proving   how   important   we   pugs   are   to   people!   At   1688,   the   pug   became   the   official   dog   of   the Dutch   royalty   -   the   House   of   Orange.   As   Prince   William   traveled   from   Holland   to   England,   to   ascend   his throne, his Pugs attended the ceremony wearing orange ribbons. At   around   1736,   the   Pug   was   the   secret   symbol   of   "The   Order   of   the   Pug"   (Mopsorden),   a   order   led   by   the Grand Master of the Freemasons. Josephine,   before   her   marriage   to   Napoleon   Bonaparte,   had   a   pug   named   Fortune.   When   they   got   married   in   1796,   Napoleon   supposedly   refused   to let   the   Pug   come   up   to   their   marriage   bed   at   night.   The   Pug   then   reportedly   bit   the   general   in   the   leg   and   Josephine   announced   that   if   the   dog   would not stay in the bed then neither would she. From then on Napoleon shared his bed with a Pug and Josephine. The Pug spread out all over Europe, after the Civil War also in America.
"Whoever said you can't buy happiness obviously never bought a Pug".
"A house is not a home without a Pug... or two... or three..."
"We long for an affection ignorant of our faults.  God has accorded this to us in the Pug".
"Pugs are like potato chips. You can't have just one"
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