In the conflict, the Dutch armies were led into battle by William the Silent, who was the Prince of Orange.
The legend that originated in the Netherlands states that on a certain night,
Spanish assassins were waiting just outside the tent where the prince was resting.
Pompey, William's pug, was present to yell madly and jump on his owner's face, which was a fortunate turn of events.
After the prince awoke, his potential killers were captured and taken into custody.
As a consequence of this, the pug was regarded as the official dog of the House of Orange.
Additionally, Pompey is depicted at the feet of Prince William I in the effigy that is displayed above his grave.