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Here are 10 fun dog facts you should know about the adorable Pug breed

The Scotsman logo The Scotsman 5 days ago David Hepburn

They’re one of the UK’s most popular breeds of dog, but how much do you know about the cute and characterful Pug?

a dog sitting in a basket © How much do you know about the characterful Pug?

The last 18 months have seen many of us welcome a new four-legged friend into our homes, as the Kennel Club saw dog ownership rise by nearly eight per cent over 2020.

But with 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your perfect pup.

Those with active lifestyles might want to consider a larger dog, while somebody with allergies will be looking for a hypoallergenic dog.

a person wearing a hat talking on a cell phone © Pugs were brought to Europe from China in the 16 century and were popularized in Western Europe by t...

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

One dog that often appears at the top of people’s canine wishlists is the Pug – they were one of the UK’s 10 most popular dog breeds in 2020 and have a range of positive attributes that make them a great family pet.

a dog looking at the camera © Pugs didn't always look the way they do today. Paintings of Pugs from the 18th century show animals ...

Here are 10 fun and interesting facts about the breed.

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