The pug is a very old breed of dog
known to have existed in China during the 9th century. Although they
bore little resemblance to modern pugs, they were without doubt the
ancestors of pugs as we know them today.
Pugs were brought over to Europe from
China; drawings of the dogs reach back as far as the 15th
century. Their triumphant progress of nobility commenced during the
17th century and during the 19th century they
were a dog much loved by middle class citizens. Unfortunately, this
led to many households overfeeding them with titbits, which in turn
led to the dogs becoming quite fat. This is the reason why pugs were
displayed in Wilhelm Busch’s pictorial stories as being a greedy
and stupid little dog; a reputation which unfortunately stuck with
them for a very long time.
We don’t breed this type of pug
Our dogs are very active. They play in
the garden every day and no matter what the weather, we take them out
for walks through the woods and across fields for two or three hours
at a time.
Our dogs are fed on healthy food and
get adequate exercise. They are neither asthmatic nor do they suffer
from shortage of breath.
We concentrate our efforts on
healthiness, because we know that this is of more importance than
good looks. We put much more effort into what we do than normally
made by breeders.
Apart from the necessary strength tests
and obligatory examination of the joints (Patella), we also have the
dogs checked to make sure they don’t have a wedged vertebrae or an
After all, the dogs should enjoy running around having
fun during a nice long life.