Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Pug, a name given to a breed of small smooth-haired dogs, said to have been introduced from Holland, though some writers also speak of a French breed. In shape, they resemble a miniature mastiff or bull-dog, and are kept as pets or house-dogs. From being pampered, and from their tendency to put on flesh, they are liable to many diseases which plain food and exercise would ward off.