4 Things We Didn’t Know About Black Pugs

We love our pugs but even we were a little surprised by the revelations below! If anyone ever tells you that a black pug is merely “typical” you now have something to fire back at them. See the following:

1. Popularized By Lady Brassey. No one knows the exact origins of the pug for the simple reason that the breed originated in ancient times. However, it is interesting to note that it was a world traveler, Lady Brassey of Sussex, England, who popularized black pugs in her homeland when she brought a pair of them from China in 1854.

2. Companions to Royalty. The stories say that pugs were bred to serve as companions to the ruling families of China. Whether this is true or not, it is known that a wide range of kings and queens, emperors and empresses, and other potentates have had pugs at their sides.

3. Older Pugs Had Different Proportions. Based on the paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries, it is known that the pugs of the time had different proportions from their counterparts in the present. In brief, they had longer noses as well as longer legs, which made it clear that they were similar but not quite the same with no more than a single glance.

4. Are Known For Eye Prolapse – (which can cause) permanent damage to the organ when the eyelids cannot close because it is bulging out of the orbit.

It does not matter the color to us. All pugs are adorable!

However, we hope the little history lesson above will open your eyes to the joys of a black pug. We love their sassy and sweet manner and know, as they look up at you with those large un-prolapsed round eyes that you will melt! And, of course, those of you who are already enjoying the love of your black pug know what we mean!


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