The National Pug Day:
October 15 is the most favorite for all the pug lovers; a pug, commonly called the pug, is an adorable dog. The celebration of this day started in 2012 to let all the pug lovers adopt a new pug and save it from being endangered. Pug rescue or shelter is the main purpose behind the celebration of this day. The comical and squashed faces have made the pugs very popular in children, adults, and old. The wonderful pet is highly social and gives good companionship, entertainment, and laughter to its owner.
American Kennel Club’s list has given more significance to the pugs and their national day. According to the list of Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2019, the pugs were ranked at 31st position among 195 most popular and recognized breeds of dogs. Due to its small size and lightweight, pugs are mostly adored by kids, and they prove to be their portable companions.
There are numerous reasons that make them favorite among dog lovers. Its tiny furry tail makes it unrivaled in awesomeness and makes him cute and a fabulous swimmer. The Pugs are very good listeners, effectively respond to their owners, and enjoy listening to music with them. Its looks make it a very foolish, innocent, and cute dog, but indeed, the pug is a very bold animal that can take any immediate and prudent step in case of any emergency or save its owner. Although it is self-sufficient, yet it loves to be pampered by its owner.
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The Pugs are an ancient breed, and their national day was created by Colleen Paige, an animal activist, pet lifestyle expert, and animal advocate. The National Pug Day encourages the people to the pug from a shelter or rescue rather than a pet store. Although National Dog Day is also a public holiday, yet the pug day holiday was created to induce the significance of this breed.
The history of pugs dates back to 400 BC and this breed of dogs started in China. In ancient times, the Buddhist monks used to bring up this breed in Tibetan monasteries and give them to elites as gifts. Consequently, the pugs became prestigious animals because royal families started keeping them as lap dogs. That was given VIP protocol, own palaces, and security guards.
After enjoying a very luxurious lifestyle, the pugs entered the United States of America in the eighteenth century, and they were recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885. The Pug Dog Club of America was established in 1931. The World Dog Show was also organized in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; it was won by a pug in 2004.
Their small, compact, and square body along with a curly & furry tail make them very attractive. The pugs are available in numerous traits and colors, but commonly they are fawn and black. Due to the small body and short height, they can run 3 miles per hour only. They love to rest and sleep for up to 14 hours. In the remaining 10 hours, they love to be social and friendly with their owners and love listening and talking to them. Its average age is 11 years and gives its owner true love and companionship in this short time span.
To conclude, I can say that a pug is the best choice if you want to adopt a dog. And the National Pug Day, October 15, reminds you of the significance of this special breed. So to enjoy it, adopt a pug or visit its rescue or shelter. If you already have it, spend your quality time with your pet and have fun. And to make this day memorable, you can watch the movies starred the pugs, and you can attend their festivals and events.