Even though nowadays we can find pugs here and there, this breed has a very interesting history. For example, did you know that the motherland of pugs is China? Or that these dogs were the favourite pups of a British queen? As a matter of fact, pugs were brought from China to Europe in the sixteenth century and were popularized in Western Europe by the House of Orange of the Netherlands, and the House of Stuart. In the United Kingdom in the nineteenth century Queen Victoria developed a passion for pugs which she passed on to other members of the Royal family. Known for being sociable and gentle companion dogs, pugs remain popular into the twenty-first century, with some famous celebrity owners. A pug was judged Best in Show at the World Dog Show in 2004, and in 2015 this breed was considered the funniest breed ever. Who were the judges? Our spectators, of course! Enjoy!