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Well I thought I knew most of what was to know about Mr Pug, or indeed Mrs Pug. The other day walking the streets with a very tired and fed up Pug known to you all as Hektor, I popped into our mountaineering shop to have a look round, it is the only shop here who will let him in. I bought a pair of sandals when I was in and the young lady serving who I had met before was making a great fuss of him. She said about her friend having a Pug and how wonderful she was and we got talking as we Pug people do. Then she dropped the proverbial bombshell. Of course she said Pugs were used way back as Tiger Killers. that is why they have short noses to stop them getting in the way of biting the Tigers neck. I laughed, I said, not to my knowledge, Pugs were cushions, kept to sit on your lap and keep you warm. In fact as someone very respected in the Pug World here but sadly no longer here or her book in print said, the Pug used to accompany the Emperor of the Chin and his hunting dogs, and ran out with the dogs but always came back in the chariots. Anyway she was not for agreeing so I said well it was a new one on me.
Come on, look at your average Pug, the only way he is going to kill a Tiger is by sticking in it's throat. Mine thinks he is a Bull Mastiff but boy the average Staffie would dispose of him in short order.
Molly said she wasn't taking izzy to her friend's because of the extra large Maine Coon cats, well they are not Tigers.
As for the short nose, well that was a case of selective breeding not that long ago, we can thank those people who lived in the era of Queen Victoria here, so if the Pug had a short nose for killing Tigers they were not the dog we know.
I am sure that our friends in Africa are aware of the Rhodesian Ridgeback, who was bred to protect livestock from Lion well, Hektor has a friend of that breed and he has to lean down to even see him.
So people, you have the proverbial Tiger Killer in your midst, just don't let them know, they will fall around laughing.