Friday, July 27th, 2012

The Best Of The New York Times' Pug Journalism

Meet the best fodder for New York Times style pieces for a hundred years plus: the pug.

10. "Cyrano the Pug Has Gout: It is the Result of High Living, as in the Human Family, Says the Doctor– Canine Tooth Filling" (June 18, 1899)

9. Story From Romney’s Past Prompts Protest at Dog Show" (Feb. 14, 2012)

8. "Raw Food for Dogs: A Risk or a Cure-All?" (Feb. 15, 2012)

7. "Mr. Morgan's Pug Found" (Oct. 26, 1884)

6. "Pug-ness, Tiger-ness, Whatever" (Oct. 10, 2003)

5. "Joint Replacements Keep Dogs in the Running" (Jan. 16, 2011)

4. "On This Walk, the Pug Is Top Dog" (Nov. 13, 2005)

3. "From Royalty's Best Friend to Collectors' Favorite" (Feb, 8, 1998)

2. "Banned by Many Airlines, These Bulldogs Fly Private" (Oct. 6, 2011)

1. "While the Pugs Eat the Caviar, Owners Bond" (June 1, 1997)

Ali Pechman lives in Manhattan and is on the editorial staff at ARTnews. She writes about art here and tweets here. Photo by Jon Clegg.

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Smitros (#5,315)

Somebody has to say it: PUG LIFE.

Outoftowner (#235,745)

@Smitros OH, can I add pug + journalism = pugilism?

deepomega (#1,720)

I wonder what connection there could be between wealthy pet owners and dog breeds that are basically a walking genetic disaster? Hm.

SuperMargie (#1,263)

I am a normally a pretty tolerant dog person, but I loathe Pugs to no end. Every single one I have met has been crippled with disease and pain and sounded like Darth Vader when they breathed. Clearly all these horrible maladies turned them into crabby-ass shin nippers with no regard to where they pooped, as well.

mmmcheese (#229,356)

@SuperMargie I think my monocle just shattered.

hoo:ha (#226,200)

@SuperMargie Wow… which pug pissed in your cornflakes? Pugs are awesome! I should know, I've been going to pug parties in Portland Oregon and London, UK for 7.5 years now. They are so friendly and cuddly and lots of them (including my Nigel) are very athletic. Some do sound like Darth Vader, though, it's true. What's more, this is usually a very groovy website where people don't spread negativity and sweeping generalizations in the comments. "Every single one I have met [insert bad thing here]" is pretty poor grounds for across the board loathing. I'll bet I have met more pugs than you (given that I am a pug owner and go to pug parties and you loathe them to no end) and I can tell you the vast majority are happy, healthy, and energetic. So, to sum up, take your pug racism elsewhere!

nomorecheese (#15,517)

Why is this an article?

Unfun (#232,219)

@nomorecheese This is the greatest article ever. Check yourself.

Unfun (#232,219)

WTF with the pug hate on this thread? There is so much evil in the world. Pugs forever.

Vulpes (#946)

Yes they're a walking genetic disaster of snoring and hip dysplasia, but ZOMG, PUGGIE-WUGGIES!!!11!!! Honestly, they're wonderful, and you haters can suck it.

hoo:ha (#226,200)

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