Often described with the Latin phrase, “multum in parvo,” (much in little) Pugs are big personalities in small dogs. The breed has been popular with celebrities for some time, and has been a favorite with royalty for centuries. (starting with the Shang Dynasty in China around 400 B.C.)
Here are some famous Pug owners:
Billy Joel (Fionula)
Brooke Mueller (Charlie Sheen’s wife)
Gerard Butler (Lolita)
Goran Visnjic (Bugsy)
Jessica Alba (Sid and Nancy)
Paris Hilton (Mugsy)
Tori Spelling (Mimi La Rue)
Valentino (Molly, Milton, Monty, Margot, Maude, Maggie)
Tom Welling – Clark Kent of Smallville (Cook)
Current and former famous Pug owners include:
Woody Harrelson, Ten Danson, Andy Warhol, Jenna Elfman, Josephine Bonaparte, Beverly Mitchell, Lou Ferrigno, Sammy Davis Jr., Paris Hilton, Debra Messing, Maura Tierney, Denise Richards, Tommy Hilfiger, Queen Victoria, Kelly Brook, and King William of Orange.
Pugs have also had a prominent role in politics and royalty since the Shang Dynasty in China. (400 BC) They were the official dog of the House of Orange (Dutch 16-18th Century) and several Pugs owned Queen Victoria. Their prominence in places of power causes some to speculate that they have been pulling the strings of global politics for centuries.