Gemma Correll Has a Few Ideas About Pug Etiquette

The cartoonist explores the habits of the genteel Pug in her new illustrated book.

Liz Acosta  |  Jan 31st 2013


Sometimes it’s difficult to believe the Pug is a descendant of the mighty wolf. When you consider the wolf’s long legs, sleek profile, and keen hunting instincts, you can’t help but cock your head at the Pug, whose smush-face adorableness has no doubt rocketed it to unparalleled — however inexplicable — popularity. Bred to be lap dogs in China, the Pug didn’t need his wolf brother’s long legs, nor his wild instincts. All the Pug needed to do was be cute and small and warm. At this the Pug excels.

But perhaps there is more to the Pug. Perhaps the Pug is a gentleman in disguise. That’s what cartoonist Gemma Correll suggests in her book due in February (just in time for Valentine’s Day — hint, hint) called A Pug’s Guide to Etiquette.

Her book details the struggles of a genteel Pug to behave according to the best of his breeding in a world that won’t feed him from the table, insists that he walks in the rain, and is littered with treacherous puddles. Did we mention it’s adorable?

This is a mere sample of the cuteness this book contains. Are you hooked? Order the book for around $10 here.

Images and story via Huffington Post UK 

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