One of the oldest breeds, the Pug is a family favorite due to his even temper, playful personality and outgoing, loving disposition. This charming Asian breed originated before 400 B.C. A clownish, mischievous dog, the Pug is sturdy, adaptable and trainable, making him an ideal choice for families with children. The breed needs minimal exercise. Though his short coat sheds, it requires little grooming.
Napoleon’s wife, Josephine, used her Pug, “Fortune,” to carry secret messages under his collar to her husband while she was imprisoned at Les Carmes.