Pugs

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I. Introduction
There is no other breed like the Pug. Not only does he look distinctive, but he has a character like no other. His furrowed brow may make him appear perpetually worried, but beneath the wrinkles lies a happy-go-lucky dog with a clown-like personality.
Ask Pug owners to describe their dogs, and the same words crop up time and again: ‘loving’, ‘intelligent’, ‘alert’, and ‘inquisitive. However, one word appears more than any other – ‘fun’! This is a dog that will keep you amused for hours with his antics, and who will thrive on your smiles and laughter.
Once you have shared your home and your life with one of these unique dogs, you will understand the breed motto: Multum in parvo – a lot of dog in a small place!
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b. Country of Origin
Theories about the origin of the Pug have caused much debate over the years, some thinking the breed to have developed in the far east, others thinking it developed in Europe. It is now generally accepted that the pug originated in China, from where it spread to Japan and later to Europe. III. Characteristic a. Color
The breed has a fine, smooth, soft, short and glossy coat that comes in a variety of colors and a compact square body. Their coats determine their color that can be fawn, apricot fawn, silver fawn and black but they are the same in every way. b. Size and Weight
Pugs are describe as multum in parvo( much in little), referring to the pugs personality and small size. This is shown by compactness of form, well knit proportions, and hardness of a well developed muscle. It’s weight from 14 to 18 pounds (dog or bitch) as desirable. c. Distinct Characteristic
Head
The head is large, massive, and round-not apple-headed, with no indentation of the skull. The eyes are dark in color, very large, bold and prominent, globular in shape, soft and solicitous in expression, very lustrous, and, when excited, full of fire. The ears are thin, small, and soft, like black velvet. There are two kinds-the "rose" and the "button." The wrinkles are large and deep. The muzzle is short, blunt, square, but not up faced. Bite-A Pug's bite should be very slightly undershot.
Neck, Top line and Body
The neck is slightly arched. It is
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