7189, PUG 15.60"L are anatomically scaled to create the best reproduction of the life size stuffed animal and the most realistic stuffed animal in the industry.
Fun Facts About the Pug
1. The earliest records of the Pug come from China, where Pugs were pets in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. We know that Pugs have existed since at least 400 B.C., making them one of the oldest dog breeds.
- The original purpose of Pugs was to serve as lapdogs for Chinese emperors. This is why Pugs may not need as much exercise as other breeds.
- Chinese breeders purposely bred pugs to have wrinkled faces aiming to create a pattern of wrinkles on the dogs’ foreheads resembling the Chinese character for “prince.”
- A popular theory about the breed’s name is that it came from marmoset monkeys, also known as Pug monkeys, whose faces were very similar. Marmosets were popular pets in the early 1700s.
- The first Prince William of Orange led the Dutch in a successful revolt against the Spaniards in the 1500s. Spanish soldiers attempted to assassinate William in Hermingny in 1572, but William’s Pug, Pompey, thwarted the attempt. The assassins attempted to sneak up to Prince William’s tent, but Pompey heard them and began barking. Because of Pompey’s heroism, the Pug became the official breed of the House of Orange.
- Napoleon’s wife, Josephine, had a loyal protective pet Pug named Fortune. When Josephine was in prison during the Reign of Terror, before she and Napoleon were married, Fortune carried messages from the prison to Josephine’s first husband. Fortune is most famous for biting Napoleon on the couple’s wedding night after Josephine refused to exile her beloved dog from the marriage bed.
- Pugs have been dogs of choice for royals, historical figures, and modern-day celebrities. The British Queen Victoria loved Pugs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” had two pugs named Punch and Missy. Heavy metal singer Rob Zombie owned a Pug named Dracula, and famous Italian fashion designer Valentino had several pet Pugs that rode private jets and his private yacht. Other Pug-owning celebrities include Gerard Butler, Jessica Alba, Hugh Laurie, Tori Spelling, and Paris Hilton.
- Pugs are sometimes called “Dutch Bulldogs,” but this is a bit of a misnomer. DNA testing has proven that Bulldogs and Pugs are not actually related. The Pug does have the same stocky shape, flat face, and wrinkles as the Bulldog, but Pugs share their origins with the Pekingese, not the Bulldog.
- In 1740, after the Pope forbid Catholics from becoming Freemasons, a group of Catholics decided to form a covert Freemason society called the Order of the Pug. They chose the Pug as their symbol because Pugs are loyal and trustworthy. To be initiated into the order, you had to wear a dog collar and scratch at the door.
- As if Pugs couldn’t possibly get more adorable, put them together and they make an adorable grumble.
Product Dimension: 15.60(L) X 6.00(W) X 12.00(H)
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