Pom-A-Pug

3-18 lbs
8-13"
Pomeranian, Pug
Pomeranian
Pug
Pug-A-Pom, Pomapug, Pugapom, Pugpom, Pug-Pom, Puguranian
The Pom-A-Pug is a hybrid mix of the Pomeranian and the Pug.  This hybrid is a versatile furry family member, capable of going from relaxed and calm to playful and energetic to watchdog, alerting the family to the presence of a stranger, in a heart beat.  This hybrid will melt the heart of anyone having one...a heart that is!  She is a pint-sized package that comes fully loaded with affection, playfulness, alertness, kid and pet friendliness, good health and low to moderate maintenance.  What more could you want in your furry family member?
Purpose
Companion, Watchdog
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Pomeranian, Pug

Pom-A-Pug Health

Average Size
Male Pom-A-Pug size stats
Height: 8-13 inches Weight: 3-18 lbs
Female Pom-A-Pug size stats
Height: 8-13 inches Weight: 3-18 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism
  • Pateller Luxation
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye)
Minor Concerns
  • Skin Allergies
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cataracts
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Various Eye Conditions
Occasional Tests
  • Ear Examination
  • Complete Blood Profile
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Blood Sugar and Thyroid Tests
  • Complete Physical Examination
  • Eye Examinations (both internal as well as external)
  • X-rays of various parts of the skeletal system
  • Dental and Oral Examinations

Pom-A-Pug Breed History

The Pom-A-Pug is a hybrid mix of the Pomeranian and the Pug with little to no historical information available on the hybrid itself. We'll get some history, however, from what we know about the parent breeds.  The Pomeranian descends from larger Spitz-type dogs from Iceland which were used for sledding tasks.  Though it may be difficult to imagine, the early Pomeranian was a larger dog, weighing about 30 pounds, being utilized in sheep-herding activities.  There is no approximate date of origination but the larger Pomeranian breed can be traced back to the Prussian region of Pomerania (now Germany and Poland) where it was valued as a shepherding dog.  It didn't become known until about 1870 when the Kennel Club (England) recognized it.  In 1888, during a trip to France, Queen Victoria of England fell in love with a Pomeranian named Marco, a larger version of the Pomeranian.  Queen Victoria wanted the breed to be smaller and, accordingly, she is credited with breeding methods which reduced the size of the Pomeranian to that which we see today.  It remains a very popular breed in England and the United States.  It received American Kennel Club recognition in 1888.  The Pug parent breed hails from China and is said to have been developed in China at least 2,400 years ago, prior to the 6th century.  The Pug, also known as the Chinese Pug, sporting distinctive stocky bodies and prominent eyes, were quite favored by monks as well as royalty in Europe and China for companionship purposes.  The Pug breed made its way to England, where, in the 19th century, Queen Victoria took an active interest in the breed.  She is credited with getting the Kennel Club (England) established in 1873.  The Pug was recognized by the American Kennel Club 1885.  The Pom-A-Pug hybrid itself is recognized by the following organizations:  American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Breed Registry, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America, Inc. and the International Designer Canine Registry.

Pom-A-Pug Breed Appearance

The Pom-A-Pug, a hybrid mix of the Pomeranian and the Pug, can take on the appearance traits of one or both parent breeds.  We do, however, have some appearance information from breeders and owners of this hybrid.  This is a summary of what we know about the appearance of this hybrid from this source.  She is a small canine, standing 8 to 13 inches tall and weighing in from 5 to 16 pounds, with a curly tail, a short muzzle similar to that of the Pug but not as short, her eyes may be a bit more prominent due to the Pug bio influence, a slight to moderate under bite and a lean body build with a thick neck.  Her coat can be short or of medium length and smooth or semi-coarse with colors of black, black and tan, fawn with scattered markings.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Pom-A-Pug eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Pom-A-Pug nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Pom-A-Pug coat
Black
fawn Pom-A-Pug coat
Fawn
brown Pom-A-Pug coat
Brown
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Pom-A-Pug straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pom-A-Pug Breed Maintenance

The Pom-A-Pug hybrid can be in the low to moderate category of maintenance, with a coat that will likely only require brushing once a week, weekly ear checks and cleaning with a cotton ball and approved ear-wash, weekly toenail checks with trimming as needed and teeth-brushing at least twice weekly (daily is better).  Keeping up with teeth brushing and the professional examinations and cleanings will help reduce the development of periodontal disease and the tooth loss which accompanies it.  This hybrid is generally pretty healthy, not having the respiratory issues which plague the Pug parent, with the most often encountered health problem being related to seasonal allergies and skin conditions.  They are considered low shedders, not hypoallergenic, low drooling rate and low smell rate.
Brushes for Pom-A-Pug
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Pom-A-Pug requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Pom-A-Pug Temperament

Your Pom-A-Pug hybrid is truly a pint-sized package of intelligence, love, loyalty, affection and entertainment.  Additionally, she is described as being alert, friendly, cheerful, courageous, protective and quiet.  She is small and sturdy enough to get along with kids of all ages, other dogs and even the family cat.  She is protective of her human family and will not hesitate to alert you when there is a stranger afoot.  Expect some wariness from her around strangers until she feels there is no danger to her family.   Because the Pom parent contributes some independence to the bio mix, there is a possibility that she will be moderately easy to train using positive training methods.  The Pug parent contributes a strong desire to please, so this may moderate the independence of your hybrid.  The energy levels of this hybrid will likely be moderate due to the Pom parent's contribution.  They have a tendency to gain weight easily, so a regular exercise regimen is important.

Pom-A-Pug Activity Requirements

The Pom-A-Pug hybrid is one which requires moderate levels of exercise.  A long daily walk (because she is small, not as long as some larger breeds), coupled with playtime in the dog park or in the fenced yard will help manage her energy levels.  Be sure to include some interactive games of fetch and Frisbee to keep her mind challenged as well.  It is important to remember that she is intelligent and, if she is not kept mentally challenged as well as physically challenged, some annoying and destructive behaviors could develop from boredom.  Since she is small, she will do well living in an apartment or condo or family home with or without a fenced yard.  She can live in urban or rural settings and can tolerate moderate temperatures, neither too hot nor too cold.  Exposure to these temperature extremes should be limited and extra protection provided for her.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
5 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Pom-A-Pug Food Consumption

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

Pom-A-Pug Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Pom-A-Pug size stats at six months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 8 lbs
Female Pom-A-Pug size stats at six months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 8 lbs
12 Months
Male Pom-A-Pug size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 10 lbs
Female Pom-A-Pug size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 10 lbs
18 Months
Male Pom-A-Pug size stats at 18 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 10 lbs
Female Pom-A-Pug size stats at 18 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 10 lbs

Pom-A-Pug Owner Experiences

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4 Months
3 People
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Very playfull, easy to maintain, Very affectionate and so very cute and adorable breed
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