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
flagthe United Arab Emirates
75%
25%
0%
0%
12
flagItaly
68%
25%
6%
0%
16
flagGermany
53%
27%
11%
8%
147
flagUkraine
50%
37%
12%
0%
16
flagFrance
50%
28%
7%
14%
14
flagthe United Kingdom
48%
33%
12%
5%
227
flagAustralia
45%
36%
9%
9%
11
flagCzech Republic
45%
36%
18%
0%
11
flagthe United States
44%
30%
12%
12%
175
flagPoland
43%
33%
12%
10%
10985
flagIndonesia
40%
40%
10%
10%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
38%
23%
19%
19%
21
flagthe Netherlands
37%
37%
17%
6%
29
flagCanada
36%
31%
21%
10%
19
flagGreece
36%
36%
0%
27%
11
flagIndia
33%
25%
29%
12%
24
flagDenmark
33%
40%
13%
13%
15
flagNorway
32%
52%
4%
12%
25
flagUnknown
26%
43%
13%
16%
743

Gender

men35%
women37%
pug
35%
37%
Maltese
37%
38%
dachshund
15%
12%
poodle
11%
11%

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