The pug is one of the most loved dogs in the world, it will be for its affectionate character or for its wrinkled face, it manages to break into everyone's heart.
But what are its origins and above all where does its name come from?
The pug is a very ancient breed, dating back to 400 BC, coming from China and then widespread in Europe starting from 1600.
Carlino derives from the French nickname C arlin of the actor Carlo Bertinazzi, who in the now distant 700 played the role of Harlequin , whose mask closely resembled the nose of pugs.
It is curious to know that in Holland and Germany instead they call it Mops (rag), referring to the wrinkled snout of our four-legged friend; while in the United States they call it Pug , from the Latin Pugnus, because the nose always resembles a closed fist.
But how is the Pug temperamentally?
The pug is a very loyal and affectionate dog, he loves comfort but loves to be active by playing around. As puppies they are often restless but as they grow up they become somewhat lazy.
Identikit of the Pug:
The pug is a small molosser , about 30 cm tall and about 8 kg heavy. Characterized by a series of wrinkles, they make it a super particular and recognizable dog. The tail is high and curled.
He breathes grotesquely, like his bulldog friend, letting out a rattle when he breathes.
The ears are small and black. Some Pugs have ears folded back, but the most particular ones are those with "button ears" that is with the lobes folded forward and with the tip towards the eyes.
And what are you waiting for to love a pug?
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