This illustrated Standard is available in book format from the PDCA Secretary for $6

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According to the Zoological Society of London, the Pug is one of the oldest breeds of dog, originating in China some 700 years B.C. Their presence was noted in Holland, Germany, England, Spain, and Russia as early as the 15th and 16th centuries where they were Mopshunden, Mops, Carlin, Carlini and in England, as Dutch Mastiffs or Pugs.

The Pug shares the same origin as the Pekingese but is not related to the Bulldog, a common misconception.

This presentation is intended as an aid in forming a correct image of the The Perfect Pug. Breeders and judges should emphasis the positive. It is the judges responsibility to find and place the dogs that best exemplify the qualities called for in the standard. It is the breeders responsibility to endeavor to breed the Pug as described by the standard.

The geometric by-word for the Pug: Round Head/Square Body