all artists who are contemporary with this era have
captured the breed on canvas or board, and one must
not forget the sheer quality of Pug figures in porcelain
from Meissen, Dresden, Nymphenburg, Chelsea, Bow,
Royal Worcester and many other important British
and Continental manufacturers. Further chapters look
at photographs, postcards, 20th century bronzes, the
black Pug and other areas special to the
breed. Extra information is given in the
tributes to the various unique American
and European private collections.
‘The Pug Heritage and Art’
but an ordinary study of the breed’s
history but one which makes essential
reading in order to understand the
evolution of the breed. Studying the
illustrations alone, which cover a period
of four centuries, gives the best analysis
possible of the in-depth understanding
of the development of breed type.
What counts for the content of ‘The Pug Heritage
, also counts for the way the book is produced.
Compared alongside all the existing Pug books one will
soon realise this is the most beautiful book on the breed,
in every way. A large (A4) sized hardcover of
208 pages, packed with scores of the most beautiful
illustrations – mostly in full-colour – many of them
touching, not to say breathtaking.