Which of these dog breeds is ancient?

pug
Maltese
dachshund
poodle
The Pug is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. Ancient Chinese doc­u­ments state that short­-nosed dogs with the de­scrip­tion matching that of the Pug existed in China at around 700 BC. These dogs were only breed and owned by the em­per­ors. It is believed there is an ancient Chinese law whereby only the emperor was allowed to own a Pug, anyone other than the emperor could only own a pug if it was a gift from the Emperor himself.

Answers distribution

pug
Maltese
dachshund
poodle
answers
flagItaly
66%
26%
6%
0%
15
flagGermany
56%
22%
11%
9%
96
flagUkraine
53%
33%
13%
0%
15
flagFrance
53%
30%
7%
7%
13
flagthe United Kingdom
48%
32%
15%
4%
158
flagthe United States
45%
29%
11%
13%
151
flagPoland
44%
33%
13%
8%
6867
flagthe Netherlands
42%
42%
5%
10%
19
flagIndonesia
40%
40%
10%
10%
10
flagCanada
38%
27%
22%
11%
18
flagIndia
35%
30%
25%
10%
20
flagNorway
30%
50%
5%
15%
20
flagDenmark
30%
46%
7%
15%
13
flagUU
28%
50%
0%
21%
14
flagRepublic of Ireland
28%
28%
21%
21%
14

Gender

men40%
women40%
pug
40%
40%
Maltese
32%
35%
dachshund
17%
12%
poodle
9%
11%

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