American Lo-Sze Pug

5-12 lbs
9-11"
United States

The American Lo-Sze Pugg is a breed that was recently developed by a woman in the United States by the name of Rebecca Manns. She styled this breed to resemble an earlier version of the Chinese companion animal known as a Lo-sze Pugg or Lo-Sze Dog, one with slightly shorter legs and longer muzzle. They are extremely friendly and social little animals who tend to get along with everyone and have a low prey drive, however, they may be a little bit wary of strangers initially. While this dog has not yet been recognized by the major kennel clubs, they can be registered at either the Dog Registry of America or with the International Rare Breed Dog Club.  

Purpose
Companion Dog
Date of Origin
1980s
Ancestry
Pug

American Lo-Sze Pug Health

Average Size
Male American Lo-Sze Pug size stats
Height: 9-11 inches Weight: 5-12 lbs
Female American Lo-Sze Pug size stats
Height: 9-11 inches Weight: 5-12 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
Minor Concerns
  • Cleft Palate
  • Hernia
  • Eye Conditions (Cataracts, Lens Luxation)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Stenotic Nares
  • Breathing Difficulties
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examinations
  • Genetic Testing
  • X-rays or other radiographic imaging
  • Blood Panel

American Lo-Sze Pug Breed History

The American Lo-Sze Pugg is a newly developed breed from the United States, but it is based around an attempt to recreate an older breed. Historical records describe a rare variety of Pug known as a Lo-Sze dog or a Lo-Sze Pug and the original Lo-Sze variety of dogs were generally employed as genial companions to royalty and beginning in the 1700s illustrations of royal individuals in China sometimes included an image of a dog very much like the Lo-Sze dog, quite often positioned under tables or chairs. These dogs were similar in both appearance and demeanor to the modern Pug but they tended to have shorter legs and longer tails that curled up over their back, settling close to the hip on one side or the other. In the 1980s a breeder by the name of Rebecca Manns was disappointed to find out that the modern Lo-Sze Pug breed had changed so considerably from their original appearance, so she set about creating a breed that more closely resembled their original confirmation. The breed of American Lo-Sze Pugg is a trademarked name which means that only puppies that are approved as American Lo-Sze Pugg puppies can be considered American Lo-Sze Puggs. While it is apparent that the Pug was most likely used in developing this breed, other contributions were likely made by other small dog breeds.  This breed has not yet gained recognition in the three major kennel clubs, but they can be registered with the Dog Registry of America or the International Rare Breed Dog Club. 

American Lo-Sze Pug Breed Appearance

This is a very small breed, standing under a foot tall and weighing in at anywhere between five and twelve pounds, that was developed to spend time at their master’s feet, often under chairs or under tables. Their thick-set bodies are just a little bit longer than they are tall, with a tail that is set high and curls up over the back, often resting on either side. They typically have a broad, blocky head and a short, wide muzzle that sometimes looks as if it were pushed back into the dog’s head as well as a natural underbite. Their large, round eyes can come in any color, as can their wide-nostriled nose, and their ears are set high up on the sides of the head and fold down either in a drop configuration or a rose one. Most of these dogs have a short, soft coat, with just a single layer, which can come in any color, although some of them are born with an undercoat or feathering. 

Eye Color Possibilities
blue American Lo-Sze Pug eyes
Blue
hazel American Lo-Sze Pug eyes
Hazel
brown American Lo-Sze Pug eyes
Brown
amber American Lo-Sze Pug eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
blue American Lo-Sze Pug nose
Blue
black American Lo-Sze Pug nose
Black
brown American Lo-Sze Pug nose
Brown
isabella American Lo-Sze Pug nose
Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities
brindle American Lo-Sze Pug coat
Brindle
sable American Lo-Sze Pug coat
Sable
red American Lo-Sze Pug coat
Red
isabella American Lo-Sze Pug coat
Isabella
fawn American Lo-Sze Pug coat
Fawn
cream American Lo-Sze Pug coat
Cream
black American Lo-Sze Pug coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
American Lo-Sze Pug straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

American Lo-Sze Pug Breed Maintenance

Grooming the American Lo-Sze Pugg is typically a rather uncomplicated affair. Bathing should only occur on an occasional basis as bathing that occurs too frequently can strip the fur of its naturally protective oils. It is particularly important that you check and thoroughly dry this small canine’s wrinkles after bathing as trapped dirt and moisture can lead to irritated skin and fungal infections. Brushing these little dogs once or twice a week with a slicker brush, a stiff bristle brush, or a grooming glove is usually all that is required to control shedding, although some dogs that are born with the double layer coat and feathering require more brushing and the use of a comb or pin brush. As with any small breed, dental issues can be avoided with a daily brushing. Clip the nails monthly.

Brushes for American Lo-Sze Pug
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
American Lo-Sze Pug requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

American Lo-Sze Pug Temperament

This dog was designed to be a companion animal and is exceptionally social; these dogs tend to be friendly with people of all ages as well as most types of pets. They are usually very trustworthy towards toddlers and small children, but all interactions should still be closely monitored to ensure both the dog and child remain safe. The American Lo-Sze breed dogs tend to be loyal in nature but also rather clownish at home, but unfamiliar people or situations can cause some American Lo-Sze Puggs to become wary and retreat. They have a low prey drive, so they are less likely than more driven breeds to bolt off after a rabbit or squirrel out of the blue, and they require only a modest amount of exercise to maintain their health, making them excellent candidates for most apartment situations. The American Lo-Sze is quite bright and will generally pick up on new commands fairly easily, as well as retaining the information.

American Lo-Sze Pug Activity Requirements

These little dogs do not require a great deal of exercise, just a few scattered fifteen to twenty minute walks throughout the day will suffice, and due to their compact size, they can often get a lot of exercise just from playing indoors. It is important to remember that these little dogs are more susceptible to problems related to extreme levels of either hot or cold due to their shortened snouts and should be exercised with this in mind, choosing a time of day in which the temperature is moderate, and watching for signs of distress such as heavy panting or sticky saliva. Occasionally, a dog with a shortened muzzle like the American Lo-Sze will develop a blue tinge to their tongue; this indicates that the animal is not getting enough oxygen to their blood and this should be treated as an emergency. 

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
5 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

American Lo-Sze Pug Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.80 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

American Lo-Sze Pug Height & Weight

6 Months
Male American Lo-Sze Pug size stats at six months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 6 lbs
Female American Lo-Sze Pug size stats at six months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 6 lbs
12 Months
Male American Lo-Sze Pug size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 8 lbs
Female American Lo-Sze Pug size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 8 lbs
18 Months
Male American Lo-Sze Pug size stats at 18 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 8 lbs
Female American Lo-Sze Pug size stats at 18 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 8 lbs

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