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Pug and Pugshire Breed Info

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Short History of Pug Dog Breed
Pug has a long history, the breed known since the Shang Dynasty (Before 400 BC), unfortunately the exact origin of the breed remain a mystery since all historical records burned during Qin dynasty (China Unification Period). However there is a term known as "Lo-Chiang-Sze" which described by Confucius as "Short Muzzled Dog" and believed as the origin of today Pug, Pekinese, Lasha Apso, and Tibetan Spaniel.

In Europe, Pugs getting more popular since a pugs become an official dog in the house of orange after saving Prince William from an assassination attempt. From here the breed popularity getting even more popular, there's some paintings of Princess Ekaterina and William Hogarth with their pug, giving a clear sign that the breed is well accepted during 16th - 18th centuries. Later in 19th century, Pug arrived in America, and eventually recognized by the AKC in 1885

Physical Appearance
The body proportion seems has "evolved" from old record with today's Pug, while in the 16th - 17th centuries Pug described as a tall dog with rather skinny posture, today's Pug is different, they suppose to be chobby (with square proportion) and well developed muscle altough not as muscular as Bulldog.

The head is big and round but not Apple-like appearance, without skull indentation. They have large "wrinkles" in their forehead, making them look charming, "oldish" and wise. Another unique measurement is the ears, there are two different ears classification for pug, rose which means smaller, and button which is the standard size. The eyes big and rounded with dark color (usually black), and their extremely short muzzle just look so cute. The color should be black or fawn, and the coat should be smooth, soft, short, and glossy coating.

Some Health Issues
Pugs have two common problems; scratched corneas and breathing problem. Their short muzzle is the cause of both problem. Other problems like skin problem often found when the owner can't keep the hygiene around their face (especially on the wrinkles). Some other breed specific disease like PDE (Pug Dog Encephalitis) is inherited disease and there is still no known medication for this disease.

Pugshire Breed Info

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Pugshire is a mixed breed from a Yorkshire Terrier and a Pug. Pugshire can differ a lot from their parent, some Pugshire look more like Yorkie and some other more like pug, but as a general result, Pugshire usually looks like a thin pug with long hairy coat.

In most cases, Pugshire have a mixed muzzle (short muzzle but not as short as pug), when you found a Pugshire with "pug wrinkles" there's a big chance they will have pug ears and coating when they grown up.

The size can vary depending on their body gene, most Pugshire will get about 15 inches tall at their late puppy hood. The adult weight usually about 8-18 lbs depending on their gene they have, if they have more Yorkie-like gene, they'll be smaller and the opposite.

Pugshire are playful dog, bringing a Pug's persistence and a Yorkie's playfulness, they are quite attention demanding dog, but they also a friendly "buddy" as long as you proper socialization since the early age. Since Yorkie is a very active dog, you should be ready for daily walking to exercise your Pugshire.

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