Surprising Facts About Pugs You Likely Didn't Know

Pugs were the official dog of the House of Orange and favorite pets of royalty like Queen Victoria.

Royal History

The Pug originated in China before being imported to Europe in the 16th century.

From China  

Their name comes from the Latin "pugnus" meaning fist, referring to their clenched, wrinkled faces.

Name Meaning

Due to their flat faces, Pugs are prone to breathing problems and do best in cool environments.

Breathing Issues

Pugs shed constantly year-round and need weekly brushing to control loose hair.

Frequent Shedding

Pugs have playful, clown-like personalities and are born entertainers.

Clownish Nature

Though small, Pugs have compact, muscular bodies and can weigh up to 20 pounds.

Sturdy Build  

Signs Your Dog is Feeling Stressed and Anxious