Squarely and solidly built, the Pug is a compact yet very well-proportioned little breed with an unmistakable, flat, wrinkled face. It has a very distinctive, endearing expression.
History of Pug
Originally developed in the Orient about 400 years ago, the breed arrived in Europe via Holland, where it gained immense popularity. It was later perfected in Britain.
This intelligent, long-lived dog may have been larger in the earliest days of its development.
Other Names of Pug: Carlin, Mops.
Identification keys of Pug
tightly curled tail
square compact body
strong, muscular legs
fine, smooth, soft coat
Coton de Tulear The name of this breed points to its most obvious feature - an extravagant, cotton-fluff coat of long, white hair. The Coton de Tulear is a member of the bichon group of breeds.
History of Coton de Tulear
It is thought that early bichon stock was taken by French troops to Madagascar, […]
Chinese Crested Dog This nimble little dog comes in two varieties. One form, the Hairless, only has hair as a crest on its head and toes, and a plume on its tail. The Powder Puff variety is covered with long, soft hair.
Both are found in a mixture of colours.
History of Chinese Crested Dog
Known for […]
Löwchen With its long, silky coat trimmed in the traditional “lion clip”, this dog is easily distinguished from other members of the bichon group. The tail is clipped along part of its length, leaving just a plume of hair, completing this attractive, lively breed’s distinctive parody of the […]
Shih Tzu Often confused with the Tibetan Lhasa Apso, the Chinese Shih Tzu has a denser, slightly wavy coat and a face that has been described as similar to a chrysanthemum. This impression is given by the tendency of the hair on the bridge of the dog’s nose to grow upwards. Generally, this facial […]
Volpino Italiano This small Italian breed is unmistakably a spitz type, its face being not unlike that of a fox, with the muzzle short, straight, and rather pointed. The Volpino is usually pure white in coloration, the sable form now being rare. A fawn variety existed at one time, but this has now been […]