Dogs are our companions and our best friends. They make our lives better simply by being their sweet, goofy selves.

Today, the majority of dogs service as companions rather than doing a ‘job.’ But when many dogs were first bred, they were bred with a specific purpose in mind. Some of these make a lot of sense — like the fact that a retriever was bred to retrieve! But some are more surprising, like the original purpose of a pug.

If you’re curious to know what your furry best friend was originally bred for, read on to learn more!