Perfect Pug Quiz


Sometimes dignified and sometime comic, the pug is an easy-going, playful and confident companion. Take our perfect pug quiz to prove your predilection for pugs.

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Question 1 of 10

Where did the pug breed originate from?


... The pug is one of the oldest breeds known and is believed to have originated in China around the time of the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 B.C.). Pugs traveled on to Tibet, where they were often seen accompanying monks. Through trade in the 16th and 17th centuries, the breed made its way the Netherlands and subsequently spread throughout Europe and the Americas.


Question 2 of 10

Pugs are often referred to as multum in parvo, which translated means?

a lot of love to give!
much in a little!
way too much!
you can’t have just one!

... Given its little body and big personality, the pug definitely has the heart and soul of a canine many times its size.


Question 3 of 10

Which of the following films featured a black pug?

Marie Antoinette
The Adventures of Milo & Otis
Men in Black
All of the above

... Men in Black (and Men in Black II) featured a talking fawn pug named Frank. A series of fawn pugs starred in the movie The Adventures of Milo & Otis. However, the 2006 film Marie Antoinette featured a black pug named Mops, which Marie brought with her from Austria when she married King Louis XVI in 1770.


Question 4 of 10

What monarch was said to have been saved by a pug?

Marie Antoinette
Edward VIII
William of Orange
Napoleon Bonaparte

... The pug became the official dog of the House of Orange after one, named Pompey, saved the life of William I, Prince of Orange, in 1572. The faithful dog had barked at the approach of the Spaniards just in time to avoid being assassinated. When the Dutch prince William III traveled from Holland to England to ascend the throne of Great Britain in 1688, his pugs attended the ceremony wearing orange ribbons. An image of the monarch with his pug at his feet is carved over William's tomb in Delft Cathedral, Netherlands.


Question 5 of 10

How many times in the 100-plus-year history of the Westminster Kennel Club show has a pug won Best in Show?


... Only once! Ch Dhandys Favorite Woodchuck took Best in Show in 1981.


Question 6 of 10

Pugs' fur comes in many different colors. Which of the following shades is not a pug color?


... Pugs also come in "apricot." But whatever the color, they all shed a lot!


Question 7 of 10

Which of the following is not a foreign word for "pug"?

le pug

... The pug breed has many names around the world, including mops (Germany/ Holland), pagu (Japan), mopsi (Finland), lo-sze (China), carline (France) and doguillo (Spain).


Question 8 of 10

Which notable historical figure was supposedly forced to sleep with a pug?

William of Orange
William Churchill
Queen Elizabeth II

... Josephine, before her marriage to Napoleon Bonaparte, had a pug named Fortune. When they got married in 1796, Napoleon supposedly refused to let the pug come up to their marriage bed at night. The pug then reportedly bit the general in the leg, and Josephine announced that if the dog would not stay in the bed then neither would she. From then on Napoleon shared his bed with a pug and Josephine.


Question 9 of 10

Which of the following celebrities does not own a pug?

Gerard Butler
Denise Richards
Billy Joel
Tori Spelling

... Sadly, Tori Spelling's often-sighted pug, Mimi La Rue, passed away in June 2008. Many celebs around the world are owned by pugs, including Paula Abdul, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen, Nathan Lane, Lili Taylor, Jessica Alba, Balthazar Getty and Maura Tierney.


Question 10 of 10

What song does Frank the Pug sing in Men in Black II?

"Who Let the Dogs Out?"
"Sad Eyes"
"I Will Survive"
"Back in Black"

... Informant Frank the Pug from MIB I became Agent F at MIB HQ in the second film, as partner to Will Smith’s character Agent J. While Frank barks to "Who Let the Dogs Out?", he sings Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" while driving with Agent J to the scene of an investigation. Frank ultimately becomes personal assistant to Agent Zed, as the position provides "better dental."


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