The Pushon is a rare hybrid dog with little data about their beginnings, but looking at the parent dog history, we can see what they have in common. The Pug dog is an ancient breed that originated before 400 BC in Asia, where they were pets of the Tibetan monasteries. The Pug became popular in royal households during the 19th Century, and made its way to Japan and Europe where it became the pet of Royalty, and even became the official dog of the House of Orange in Holland. Pugs were owned by Prince William ll and one dog was reported to have saved his life in 1572 after the dog warned him of the approaching Spaniards. In France, Josephine - wife of Napoleon - owned a Pug and used her pet to send secret messages to her husband when she was in prison by hiding notes under its collar. When the British took over the Chinese Imperial Palace in 1860 they discovered several Pug dogs and took them back to England, where the rest is history as they say. The American Kennel Club accepted the Pug dog in 1885. The Bichon Frise has its origins dating back to the 13th Century. The breed is a descendant of the Barbet Water Spaniel and the Poodle. Spanish Sailors traded the little dog as they journeyed around the world, as they were popular ship companions. The Bichon became a favourite in 16th Century French royal courts because of its attractive appearance and willingness to please. This trait was utilised in the 19th Century when it worked as an organ grinder's dog, and also as a circus performer. Their ability to learn new tricks and their brave social nature made it a natural actor. Today this little dog is a companion and show dog, often winning hearts as it performs its tricks. The soft white fur and adorable eyes have seen it remain a popular dog. The Bichon Frise was first recognised in 1972 by the American Kennel Club.