Updates

We used to publish each time we updated either the site or the database. After over ten years of statistics, this was the least visited page, averaging under 1% of total visits. So here are the highlights: www.pugpeds first going online in January 2004 with 29,000 pugs in the database; adding reverse pedigrees, trial matings and breeding reports in June of 2004; redesigning the data submission forms for new information in 2005 and 2009; changing to faster servers twice as the database grew larger and larger; and some changes in what is displayed on the pedigrees.

That last bit is something that was the result of some users of the Pug Pedigrees database harvesting information and falsely using it to register puppies! Beginning in 2009, it was brought to our attention that some registry organizations were registering puppies out of dogs whose information is included on this site. After much deliberation, it was decided to only display dogs which are at least ten years old. Legitimate registries will question the use of dogs of this age as breeding animals, and we hope this data is no longer used this way. Another option is to require registration for user of the database. We DO NOT intend to charge for use, simply require people to sign up to use it, so there's a traceable login. We are investigating for now.

Hopefully you'll like the new 2015 look to the site, and will be able to continue to use it for some time to come. Thanks to those of you who have supported it in the past, and who continue to contribute.


* TERMS OF SERVICE: The following activities on this website are expressly prohibited: Any non-personal or commercial use of any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy any portion or portions of the website or the data content contained herein without prior written permission by the site administrator; collection or use of any data listings, descriptions, photographs, or dates from the website for the benefit of another website, commercial product, or individual that supplies commercial products competitive with or comparable to those offered on this website; and, any use of, visits to, database downloading or other action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the website or website server, or otherwise interferes with the proper and timely functioning of the website. Specific animals within the database are fictitious, and if found in other databases then we will prosecute to the full extent of the law.