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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, fox, and tanuki 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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"It's been an enjoyable three days," said Carlin. "It's been really fun and the crowd has been great.
Carlin, who also won Commonwealth gold for Wales in 2014, said she would look back with fondness and satisfaction on her time at the top level as she takes up a new development role with Swim Wales.
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In this role, Carlin has served on an interim basis since March 2018.
When he began his career in the mid-1990s and was renting a room in an apartment, Carlin says he knew that if he "was lucky enough to have success in my professional life I had to also commit to making a difference in others' lives." And over the years, his definition of success has remained constant.
Carlin said: "My dad had a ridiculous shirt on, so I'm surprised I couldn't see it from the water.
Headquartered in the Chicago area, Carlin Group has more than 300 employees serving the Midwest region handling manufacturers' brands in multiple categories.
A police spokesperson said: "Police Scotland continue to appeal for information to assist in tracing prisoner William Carlin, who failed to return to HMP, Castle Huntly by Dundee following a period of leave." They added: "Police Scotland is carrying out inquiries in these areas with support from Northumbria Police.
Carlin has previous convictions for robbery in 1997, 2001 and 2007.
GEORGE DENIS PATRICK CARLIN was born in New York City on May 12, 1937.
Welsh swimmer Carlin, who missed out on the London 2012 Games due to illness, has had an impressive time of it of late.