Using the Term Chinese Pug as a Marketing Ploy
The AKC, KC, CKC, FCI and all other major, reputable dog breed organization only recognize one breed: the Pug, which is in the Toy category. Weighing between 13-18 pounds (5.89 -8.16 kg), this dog is the largest of all of the toy breeds. There is no such thing as a long haired Pug, miniature Pug, Chinese Pug or any other offshoot that would lead one to believe that there is a variation of the breed.
In some parts of the world, due to high competition in the breeding world, some breeders try to gain an unethical advantage by marketing puppies as either 1) having a royal bloodline or 2) being a 'special' type of Pug. In both cases, the dogs will be labeled as Chinese Pugs. If bred correctly, these dogs will have the exact same body structure and appearance of a 'normal' Pug dog.
Any breeder that is advertising puppies as being Chinese Pugs - implying a royal bloodline or a 'new, perfected' variety - is misleading the public. This breed is so ancient - with early breeding documents being purposefully destroyed to hide the breed's secrets -
and has been developed over the centuries in so many different countries that it is not possible to locate an 'ancient' genetic bloodline that would directly tie any current dog to his mysterious ancestors.