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'Clown among dogs' - 10th Berlin Pug Gathering takes place in scorching heat

Germany, Berlin
September 01, 2019 at 03:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Some 150 pugs and their owners gathered in Lichtenrader Park in Berlin on Saturday, for the 10th International Berlin Pug Gathering.

"Pugs are very sociable, they are very sociable dogs, very funny. My motto is that the pug is the clown among dogs; if you have a pug, you will laugh at least once a day," said Thomas Zupan, who has been organising the event every year for the past decade.

The pug gathering usually involves a race, which veterinarians did not allow due to the 34°C (93°F) heat.

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Some 150 pugs and their owners gathered in Lichtenrader Park in Berlin on Saturday, for the 10th International Berlin Pug Gathering.

"Pugs are very sociable, they are very sociable dogs, very funny. My motto is that the pug is the clown among dogs; if you have a pug, you will laugh at least once a day," said Thomas Zupan, who has been organising the event every year for the past decade.

The pug gathering usually involves a race, which veterinarians did not allow due to the 34°C (93°F) heat.

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SOT, Thomas Zupan, Pug Gathering organiser (German): "Pugs are very sociable, they are very sociable dogs, very funny. My motto is that the pug is the clown among dogs; if you have a pug, you will laugh at least once a day."

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SOT, Thomas Zupan, Pug Gathering organiser (German): "If you see these pugs meetings, there are 150 pugs in one place together and there is no barking, no biting, no clinging, nothing. Pugs have fun with each other, they are happy when they are with each other and that's just good."

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SOT, Olga Belchenko, Owner of three pugs: "When you come every year, here, you meet every time the same people, and it's cool to see how the dogs are growing up and how they get other friends."

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SOT, Peter Schafer, Pug owner (German): "It's just a very friendly, a very family-friendly dog and you do not have to worry if you have small children, that the pug might eat the child when he is alone with it, which can certainly happen with a German Shepherd."

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