Welcome to the Pug Club of Canada website. The PCC was established in 1991 and is the only recognized National Pug Club in Canada with the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC).
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Pug Club of Canada we offer the following memberships;
- Associate Membership
- Pet Family Membership
- Non-Resident Membership
- Guest Membership
For a full description of all memberships offered please see:
To become a member please complete a Membership Application:
Please refer to the instructions for completion:
Once you have completed your application or if you require further assistance please e-mail our Membership Secretary, Joanne Lanyon.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Pug Club of Canada!
The Pug originated from China 400BC and were cherished pets of Buddhist Monks. Pugs first landed in Europe notably Holland, through William of Orange in the late 1500s before they reached the shores of England. A favoured pet amongst royalty, Duke of Windsor, Edward VIII and his wife Wallis Simpson, Queen Victoria and Josephine wife of Napoleon to name a few.
History of the lines
When the British overran the Chinese Empire, they found purer Chinese Pugs that were an all around better version of the European Pug. They brought many of these Pugs home with them and in 1860 two pugs were supposedly imported by the Marquis of Wellesley from “pure” Chinese lines known as “Lamb” and “Moss,” whom when bred together produced a most influential pug named “Click” that contributed to shaping the modern day pugs we see today. “Click” was owned by Mrs. Laura Mayhew of Twickenham, London.
The Pug can be traced back to two distinct strains from two rival breeders in England in the mid 19th century, the Willoughby and the Morrison.
Willoughby developed by Lord Willoughby d’Eresby, most well known pugs of this line were “Mops” and “Nell.”
Morrison was developed by Charles Morrison, most well known pugs from this line were “Punch” and “Tetty.”
Today the Pug is a much admired companion dog throughout the world and can also be seen participating in many performance activities displaying the versatility of this amazing little clown.
IF you are new to the world of performance sports with your pug please be sure to contact the CKC concerning your dog’s registration number or ERN ( Events Registration number) to enter competitions and events.
Top conformation and performance pugs in Canada past and present can be found at canuckdogs.com
Through the generosity of club members and fanciers all donations are greatly appreciated towards ongoing specialties, education and rescue events hosted by the PCC.
Please consider donating today by clicking on the DONATE button below!
Paypal coming soon!!!!!
Rescue Organizations from across Canada whom specialize in Pugs
From time to time we do have pugs that may come into our care. Availability, once they have been assessed and checked by a licensed veterinarian, may be available for adoption and will be posted here! Please contact our Rescue Manager – Richelle Enders
Please if you would like to donate please visit the organizations above and consider donating to a pug in need!