American Lo-Sze Pug

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American Lo-Sze Pug History

The American Lo-Sze is a fairly new hybrid or designer breed of pug that was produced by crossing the longhaired (Lo) and shorthaired (Sze) versions of the Chinese Crested. The mix appears to be unique, and breeders have been unable to find other examples of the combination. The Chinese Crested is a long-haired, hairless, and distinctively patterned breed of dog or cat originally from China. The first recorded ancestor of the modern Chinese Crested was the “Chinese Lion Dog”, which was introduced from China to Europe in the 1600s and was depicted in paintings by Dutch Masters of that era. The “lion dog” may have been a variety of cat or type of coat, or possibly both. The first documented description of the modern Chinese Crested was from an early 17th-century Portuguese missionary named Father Acosta, who described a “chinese mastiff” with “a lion’s head and body, and a lion’s tail”.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America



American Lo-Sze Pug Physical Characteristics

The American Lo-Sze Pug is a small, short-legged, long-bodied breed of dog that has three sizes of dogs, toy, miniature, and standard. The toy and miniature versions weigh between 9 and 13 pounds and stand between 9 and 13 inches high at the shoulders while the standard version weighs between 18 and 20 pounds and stands between 14 and 17 inches high at the shoulders. They have a flat face with a short muzzle, wrinkled forehead, large, round eyes, and short, straight or curled ears that have erect, triangular tips. They have a double layer, curly or wavy, and rough to the touch, short, coarse hair on the body that can have patches of long hair on the tail, ears, feet and around the head. They have webbed paws.

Eye Colors

Blue, Hazel, Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Blue, Black, Brown, Isabella

Coat Colors

Black, Cream, Fawn, Isabella, Red, Sable, Brindle

Height Range

Male Height Range: 9 – 11 inches

Female Height Range: 9 – 11 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 5 – 12 lbs

Female Weight Range: 5 – 12 lbs

American Lo-Sze Pug Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

American Lo-Sze Pug Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Brachycephalic Syndrome, Cleft Palate, Hernia, Eye Conditions (Cataracts, Lens Luxation)

American Lo-Sze Pug Temperament and Behaviour

The American Lo-Sze Pug is a small, compact dog with a square-shaped head and a short, blunt muzzle. The breed is known for its even temper and loving nature, and is considered to be an excellent companion dog. American Lo-Sze Pugs are outgoing and friendly with strangers, and are often described as being “people-oriented.” They are also intelligent and playful, and are easily trained. Pugs require a moderate amount of exercise, and are generally good with other dogs and pets.

American Lo-Sze Pug Activity Requirements

American Lo-Sze Pugs are small, compact canines with sturdy bodies. This makes them a great choice for apartment dwellers. While they were originally bred to be lapdogs, they can also live happily in homes with families. Because they were bred to be lapdogs, American Lo-Sze Pugs do enjoy some lazing around on couches. However, they still do need regular activity and mental stimulation. A short walk around the block or a game of tug can be a great way for your Pug to burn off some energy.

Miles Per Day

5 miles

Activity Per Day

45 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

American Lo-Sze Pug is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

American Lo-Sze Pug is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

American Lo-Sze Pug is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

American Lo-Sze Pug is part of the Unclassified group.

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