Not true, though I'm not suprised you've read this. There are a few Pug books out there that insist on repeating this myth. I've quoted an article detailing the real history of the Pug here:However, they do have a good bit of health issues due to being bred down to their size. They are actually the smallest Mastiff
I agree with everything Sunshyne has said, Pugs definitely don't drool, but they can snort, snuffle and snore. Kuma only snorts when he's very excited, but he does snore at times. They are much higher energy then most people realize, and do shed enormously, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. I've mostly given up wearing black and dark brown due to the shedding, just not worth the lint brushing, lol.The Pug, one of the oldest breeds, has flourished true to his breed down through the ages from before 400 B.C. He has always been domesticated and has endeared himself to mankind.
The truth of how the Pug came into existence is shrouded in mystery, but authorities are agreed that he is of Oriental origin with some basic similarities to the Pekingese. China, where the breed was the pet of the Buddhist monasteries in Tibet, is its earliest known source. It next appeared in Japan, and then in Europe, where it became the favorite for various royal courts.