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breed of sturdy, compact toy dogtoy dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate very small breeds of dogs kept as pets. Some are selectively bred diminutive forms of larger breeds and others are naturally small.
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 that became popular in England during the 19th cent. It stands about 11 in. (27.9 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 14 to 18 lb (6.4–8.2 kg). Its short, smooth, glossy coat is either silver or apricot fawn in color with black mask and ears. As is true of most toy dogs that have short faces and tails curled tightly over their backs, the pug probably originated in China. Traders of the Dutch East India CompanyEast India Company, Dutch,
1602–1798, chartered by the States-General of the Netherlands to expand trade and assure close relations between the government and its colonial enterprises in Asia.
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 brought specimens of the breed back to Holland from Southeast Asia and later introduced them into England, where they quickly became fashionable with the nobility. Today the pug is raised as a watchdog and pet. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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(also Dutch pug), a breed of small dog, similar to the bulldog, of ancient origin. The pug was imported into Holland in the late 17th century from China, its native land. It was subsequently imported into England, where its present-day strains were developed. Pugs measure 25–32 cm high at the shoulder and weigh between 2.5 and 6 kg. They are stocky and cobby animals that tend to be overweight. The short hair is silver-gray or pale yellow; the muzzle, ears, and back-trace are black. Pugs are raised by dog breeders in many countries, including the USSR.


1. a small compact breed of dog with a smooth coat, lightly curled tail, and a short wrinkled nose
2. any of several small geometrid moths, mostly of the genus Eupithecia, with slim forewings held outstretched at rest
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Carlin said:" Every rider can probably fill two positions right now and that fills us with confidence.
It's about racing tough and seeing what you get," said Carlin.
Headquartered in the Chicago area, Carlin Group has more than 300 employees serving the Midwest region handling manufacturers' brands in multiple categories.
Carlin tried to steal PS19,000 from a Tesco store in February that year but was foiled by Helen McAdam.
After dropping out of high school Carlin joined the Air Force at seventeen--an experience he would use in his decidedly anti-military material later on.
Carlin bounced back from her Olympic disappointment to become Wales' first female Commonwealth swimming champion in 40 years with her 800m freestyle triumph in Glasgow in 2014.
Carlin will assist as master lessor for the 32,000 square feet on the first floor, at the same time as the second floor will later be improved for market connected uses.
Carlin also has a heart/scroll tattoo on his upper left arm with the name "Gemma" and one on his lower right arm saying "LFC".
Carlin is the commissioned artist, and his painting of the Holy Family will be on view at the meeting.
It was a stunning night for Welsh swimming with a three-medal haul started by Carlin winning silver in the 400m freestyle before teenager Daniel Jervis claimed a brilliant bronze in the 1500m freestyle.
An untimely bout of glandular fever meant Carlin failed to qualify for the Olympics but she went some way to righting that wrong as she took 800m freestyle gold in a Games record 8:18.
Carlin, and graduated from Wachusett Regional High School in 1988.