Pet Calendar: National Pug Day

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By Robbi Hess ~ Managing Editor Pet Calendar, Crimeless Cat Executive Story Editor, Chief Cat Herder 

It’s National Pug Day and we are all about celebrating this funny, adorable breed!

The official Pug Day website notes that the “holiday was created by animal advocate Colleen Paige in 2012 to celebrate this wonderful, loving and loyal breed and to encourage pug lovers all over the world to adopt their next pug from the shelter or a Pug Rescue rather than buying from a pet store.” We do love #rescuedogs and feature them on our site so when we heard the reason for this holiday we knew we had to write about Pugs!

Pet Calendar: National Pug Day

pet calendar national pug dayHere are some fun Pug facts

  1. They are an ancient breed (maybe 2,400 years) that were given by Monks to the elite and became highly treasured.
  2. Pugs were bred to be companion animals. This means they love a good snuggle on the couch or a walk in the park with their pet parent.
  3. They are popular in movies. “Frankie” was an integral part of the Men In Black flick.
  4. Pugs are brachycephalic, which means they have a smushed in face. This can lead to snoring and breathing problems. Pugs aren’t usually made for long distance running, although some Pugs excel at agility.
  5. Pugs can spend up to fourteen hours a day sleeping.
  6. Pugs can run up to three miles per hour.
  7. Pugs don’t bark much, but are known to be vocal and “talk” to their pet parents.
  8. A “perfect” Pug tail is believed to have between two to four curls.
  9. A group of Pugs is called a grumble.

Join us on October 15 as we celebrate the Pug!

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Larry Kay is the award-winning coauthor of Training the Best Dog Ever, which became a #1 best seller in dog training on Amazon Kindle. He is Leader of the Pack at Positively Woof, which helps shelter dogs get adopted by making videos and raises awareness and funds. Larry is an award-winning dog filmmaker and has been a frequent contributor to the American Animal Hospital Association and Dog Fancy magazine.
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