BLOG 110 PUGS
So where did Steve Nash come from?? I know you are dying to know the history of pugs, but as a designated “pug person”, I feel obligated to inform you on this matter. Pugs have such a great sense of humor, are wonderful companions, and are a whole lot of character in such a small body.
Pug 101: Steve Nash:
Height: 10 – 12”
Weight: 14 – 18 pounds 22.3 pounds
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years Currently 5
Breed Type: Companion The BEST
Pugs came from China from the Han Dynasty. Pugs do act like they are pretty special. No wonder: “Some historians believe they are related to the Tibetan Mastiff. They were prized by the Emperors of China and lived in luxurious accommodations, sometimes even being guarded by soldiers” (http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/pug#C3XZhCJgrhmgkA1J.99). Trading with the Europeans expanded the popularity of the pug. Queen Victoria liked pugs. They made their way to the U.S. after the Civil War.
These little joys of fun have smooshed in faces and a curled tail like a cinnamon roll. Pugs are known for their wrinkles. Check this out: “Legend has it that the Chinese, who mastered the breeding of this dog, prized these wrinkles because they resembled good luck symbols in their language. Especially prized were dogs with wrinkles that seemed to form the letters for the word ‘prince’ in Chinese” (http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/pug#/slide/1).
Health concerns involve breathing issues, over-heating and possible eye problems. Lots of people do ask about pugs and their medical conditions. Proper feeding, exercise, and care are the nurturing elements of love.
The companionship, loyalty and love of a pug are definitely demonstrated here at the studio with Steve Nash. Pug love runs deep. I have had pugs my entire life and the breed has never let me down. So now you know a little bit more about my son haha.