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Pugmatian History

The Pug is a breed of small, square-headed, short-muzzled, muscular, compact, heavy-boned, low-set, short-legged, and long-eared dogs with a short coat that comes in fawn, silver, black, apricot, and “piebald” (also called “Parti-color”). The name “Pug” is thought to have derived from the Latin word “pugna”. The head is rounded, with broad nostrils, and the large, flat, dark-colored nose has a black mask. The eyes are round and dark. One or both of the ears may be cropped, and the tail is short and tapering. The height at the withers ranges from 12 to 14 inches (30 to 36 cm) and the weight from 14 to 18 pounds (6.4 to 8.2 kg). The lifespan of the Pug is 12–16 years, though some may live longer. The adult size is expected to reach 13 to 15 inches tall when fully grown, and their weight can range from 10 to 18 lbs.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America


Dalmatian, Pug

Pugmatian Physical Characteristics

The Pug is a small, medium-sized breed that typically stands between 10 and 14 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 15 and 25 pounds. They have a thick, flat face with a button nose and round eyes. Their head is tapered. They have thick, short legs. Their ears are large and triangular. Their muzzle is shorter and broader than the English Bulldog, and their tail tapers to a point. The Pug has a blue-gray or fawn-colored, short, and smooth coat. They are sweet, friendly, playful, mischievous, and eager to please.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Black, Gray, Brown, Fawn, Silver, White, Pied, Sable, Brindle

Height Range

Male Height Range: 15 – 16 inches

Female Height Range: 13 – 14 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 25 – 30 lbs

Female Weight Range: 20 – 25 lbs

Pugmatian Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Pugmatian Health Concerns

Deafness, Urolithiasis, Brachycephalic Syndrome, Entropion, Skin-Fold Dermatitis, Exposure Keratopathy Syndrome, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye)

Pugmatian Temperament and Behaviour

The Pugmatian is a crossbreed that is a cross between a Pomeranian and a Pug. It is a small-sized, playful pup that is full of energy. They are smart and eager to learn, making training easy. They are friendly and sociable, and are great with other dogs and animals.

Pugmatian Activity Requirements

The Chihuahua’s cousin, the Pug, is another small, short-haired dog. Known for their playful personalities, pugs are good candidates for families with a lot of kids. A daily walk or run is a great way to keep your Pug happy and healthy. They require a moderate amount of exercise and may also like to play indoors. While they don’t require a ton of space or high energy levels, they do need regular exercise. While pugs do have some health issues, they are considered to be a generally healthy, long-lived breed of dog. If you are thinking about adding a pug to your family, make sure you can handle their need for regular checkups.

Miles Per Day

6 miles

Activity Per Day

45 minutes

Daily Food

1.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pugmatian is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pugmatian is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Pugmatian is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pugmatian is part of the Unclassified group.

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