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  • The Pug is one of the oldest breeds of dog; has flourished since before 400 BC.
  • Authorities agree that the Pug breed is of Chinese origin with some basic similarities to the Pekingese.
  • The Pug was pet of the Buddhist monasteries in Tibet.
  • The Pug was the official dog of the House of Orange in Holland after one of the breed saved the life of the Crown Prince; the dog appears in the effigy of the monarch over William's tomb.
  • Josephine, wife of Napoleon, used her Pug "Fortune" to carry secret messages under his collar to her husband while she was imprisoned at Les Carmes.
  • Though called "Mopshond" (Dutch, "to grumble") in Holland and "Carlin" in France, but the name "Pug" probably comes from the dog's facial expression, which is similar to that of the marmoset monkeys that were popular pets of the early 1700's and known as Pugs.

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