THE PUGTheoriginofthePugasadogbreedprobablybeginsalongtimeagoinancientChina,althoughit certainlydidnotlookthesameastoday'sPugs.Dogsknownas"shortmouthed"dogsaredescribedin writingsthatdatetoaround600yearsBCandwerelikelytheforerunnersoftodaysmodernbreedthat wecallthePug.EmperorKangHsi,about950AD,commissionedadictionaryofalltheChinese characters,andinittherearetworeferencesthatcouldbedescribingthePug:"dogswithshortlegs" and"adogwithashorthead".Bythe1300stherewerethreeseparatetypesofdogsthatare identifiableasfoundersofbreedsoftoday:thePekingese,theJapaneseSpaniel,andthePug.Itwasn't untiltheendofthe1500sandearly1600sthatChinabegantradingwithEuropeancountriessuchas Portugal, Spain, Holland and England
Duke is an beautiful Pug. He is smaller in size (about 27 lbs), has a very nice build and is just a beautiful color. Duke is a playful, very cuddly dog, and like Jackson, and quite the little clown. He loves to touch you with his muzzle and has a wonderful disposition. Duke is very social, non-aggressive and gets along famously with not only our other dogs, but any dog he meets. We absolutely love Duke.