There's a fairly large selection of pug-themed throw blankets on Zazzle, an online gift shop with unique items created by artists from around the world.
Zazzle's galleries feature gift ideas for a wide range of tastes and pursuits, including many items for dog lovers. Many breeds are featured. Among some of the cutest are pug-related products, since these little dogs are so comical looking.
According to the Pug Dog Club of America, these animals were first bred in China, centuries before Christ was born. These dogs were considered so important that the emperors, who owned them, would station guards to watch over them.
Then, according to another report, these dogs arrived in Europe in the 16th century. The Pug Dog Club says they were brought to the continent by Dutch traders.
For centuries, people have been dressing pugs in costumes. At one time, in 17th-century Europe, these dogs rode in coaches with their masters, dressed like little coach men.
Pugs were especially beloved by the European nobility. At one point, they even became the official dog of the Dutch House of Orange, which, it was reported, happened after one of these dogs saved the life of a prince.
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