1 Sep 2011
avatar Author: NH Design

It’s not easy being a pug these days. People too easily dismiss these pedigree pooches as noisy lapdogs that snore, bark and guzzle every morsel with relish, without perhaps understanding that these traits (which cannot be denied) are only a small glitch on what is essentially a large character in a small coat.

Once the Royal dog  for the  House of Orange, they are also immortalised in Meissen, having been the accessory of choice for the Freemasons in Germany in the 18th century. Then of course they have crept into high society through famous individuals such as Valentino, Princess Lee Radziwill and of course the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

Now it seems if you want to get ahead get a pug, and we are very proud of the NH Design office pooch Bertie, who has found himself on the cover of this week’s Country Life magazine. The magazine was founded in 1897 and is a weekly magazine focusing on architecture, the arts, gardening and property and they wanted to feature an article on pugs and their owners. Who else could they call upon but NH Design!


Bertie was groomed and preened and ready for his close up. Despite such fame for a small dog, he has remained grounded and will still saunter through the office at lunch finding titbits to eat, he’s not fussy, but as long as its foie gras on Bonio he is happy.

11 Responses to “A Pugs Life”

  1. avatar Susan says:

    Bertie for president!

  2. Oh, I thing superstar Bertie should have a blog of his own!
    One cute pug. XO

  3. avatar Karena says:

    Well I love pugs and especially adorable Bertie!!

    Art by Karena

  4. avatar Carol Potter says:

    I have two pugs. They sleep right next to me. I have finally adjusted to the snoring by thinking about the noise as waves!

  5. avatar Colette says:

    keep him away from my Kings Port darling…..xc

  6. avatar Ethan Paramesh says:

    You look great Ruthie ……Just like a movie star….

  7. avatar Helen Morris says:

    Bertie is gorgeous, how could I have missed that cover? My colleague is running to the post office as I type incase there is still the Aug 31st issue of Country Life on their shelves. Be still my beating heart.

  8. avatar George Sitwell says:

    pugs are a wonder and a pleasure , not dogs really. My horace is the most loyal silly person in the world. I can’t tell you the joy and amusement he brings me. He’s also v v good looking. Photos can be supplied upon request. He’s also very domineering, and pompous, so all must be through his agent. Much love, george sitwel.

  9. I love the Venetian Blind fabric.

  10. Me again, it took some searching but I got my copy of Country Life with Bertie & Ruthie on the cover. Yaaaay, I have featured it on http://designinspiration.typepad.com/design_inspiration_planet/2011/09/sex-and-pugs-and-rock-n-roll.html along with a couple of other design related pug shots.

Leave a Reply