⏪ Pug ⏩ toy dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. The pug breed was imported into Europe from China in the 16th century by the Dutch East India Company. Pugs arrived in the United States during the nineteenth century. The Pug is good for apartment life. It is relatively inactive indoors and will do okay without a yard. Animated, peppy and spirited, it is loyal, loving and affectionate with its family.