Even though they were born in China, they went all over the world and won hearts everywhere they went. I would have thought they were planning to take over the world with cuteness if I didn't know better.

The pug came from China

After a brave Pug named Pompey saved the life of a prince, the House of Orange-Nassau chose Pugs as their favourite breed of dog.

They are the House of Orange's official dog

Here's a new word to teach you. It just means that the head is wide but short, which makes the face look squashed, which is what pugs are known for.

They have a brachycephalic face

I know it's hard to picture these tiny guys fighting, but they were pretty good at finding things. During the 17th century, they were often used as watchdogs or tracking dogs to find people or other animals.

The military once used pugs

If you ever see a group of Pugs running together, you should get out of the way because the Grumble Bundle is too strong for anyone to beat.

Grumble is the name for a group of pugs

I can't even count how many jokes I could make about this fact, but I'll spare you my terrible sense of humour. You can instead write your own in the comments.

Pugs are called Mops in German

Try as you might, you won't be able to say that one right. I am not even going to try. I'll just end up embarrassing myself.

Lo-Sze is the Chinese name for Pugs

Even though those wrinkled faces are very cute, they do need a little care. To keep infections and bacteria from growing in the folds, you have to clean them often.

Their wrinkled faces must be cleaned often

No, yet many celebrities own pugs. Jessica Alba, Gerard Butler, Robin Williams, Kid Rock, Brix Smith, Dave Ramsey, Hugh Laurie, and Queen Victoria. Too many to list.

Pugs are celebrities

Well, I guess that makes them famous after all. Many movies, like "The Adventures of Milo and Otis," "Men in Black," "Pocahontas," "Hotel for Dogs," and others, used these little guys.

Several movies have been about pugs

These guys just aren't that fast, and they get tired very quickly. So if you want a dog to go jogging with you in the morning, this breed is probably not for you.

On average, a pug runs between 3 - 5 mph

After the Catholic Church banned Freemasonry, the Order of the Pug was created as a Freemasonry lodge. People think that these dogs are loyal and can be trusted, so they chose them as their symbol.

The Order of the Pug uses pugs as its symbol

Because these guys are so small compared to most other dog breeds, they are called toy breeds.

Pugs are small dogs, or toy breeds

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