15-20 lbs
American Eskimo Dog
The Pug-a-Mo is a hybrid dog. His parent breeds are the Pug and the American Eskimo dog. He is a small dog; at maturity, he will weigh no more than 25 pounds. He is great with kids and with other pets. He is very affectionate, and, surprisingly, is a relatively high energy dog. He is loyal and protective of his family. He is intelligent and inquisitive. He is brave and is usually unafraid; if he thinks something should be checked out, he has no problem investigating. He is a quick learner and is considered easy to train. However, one should keep in mind that he can be territorial.
Date of Origin
Pug, American Eskimo Dog

Pug-A-Mo Health

Average Size
Male Pug-A-Mo size stats
Height: 13-20 inches Weight: 20-25 lbs
Female Pug-A-Mo size stats
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 15-20 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Demodectic Mange
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Epilepsy
  • Hemivertebrae
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Pug Dog Encephalitis
  • Dry Eye
Minor Concerns
  • Allergies
  • Eye Problems
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None
Occasional Tests
  • Full Body Physical Examination

Pug-A-Mo Breed History

The Pug-a-Mo is a hybrid dog. While there is not much information about the hybrid breed, we can learn about the parent breeds in order to understand the origins of the Pug-a-Mo. The Pug hails from the Orient. It is believed that he existed as early as 206 B.C. Some experts believe he is related to the Tibetan Mastiff, but it is certain that Chinese emperors of many dynasties loved the dog and held him as quite valuable. When China began trading with European countries, the Pug also became a traded commodity. Just as he had been with Chinese royalty, the Pug became a favorite of European nobility as well. Marie Antionette also owned a Pug. Pugs were first exhibited in 1861 in England; dog lover and breeder Queen Victoria owned and bred Pugs. The Pug made its way to the U.S. after the Civil War; the Pug was registered with the American Kennel Club in 1931. The American Eskimo Dog is a part of the Spitz family who is Nordic in origin. The exact origin of the American Eskimo is unknown; however, most believe that he is related to small white dogs found in German immigrant communities. The American Spitz spent a great deal of his time as an entertainer, travelling with circuses and entertaining crowds. In 1917, the American Spitz was renamed the American Eskimo Dog, although there is no distinct reason for the name change. He was first registered by the American Kennel Club in 1995.

Pug-A-Mo Breed Appearance

The Pug-A-Mo will be a small dog; males are generally a little bigger than females. The male will be closer to twenty inches (at the shoulder) in height, and the female will be closer to twelve inches (at the shoulder). The female is generally closer to fifteen pounds, and the male is closer to twenty-five pounds. Normally, the Pug-A-Mo is white or cream in color. This is dependent upon the dominant parent breed. He will generally have black markings around his eyes, nose, and lips. Sometimes this dark marking may be brown. Often the muzzle is marked like that of the Pug. He will generally have a "ruff" around his neck. His tail will be curly and may have some feathering.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Pug-A-Mo eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Pug-A-Mo nose
Coat Color Possibilities
cream Pug-A-Mo coat
white Pug-A-Mo coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Pug-A-Mo straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pug-A-Mo Breed Maintenance

The Pug-A-Mo will need a moderate amount of maintenance. His hair is likely to be short and silky. He will need weekly brushing to rid him of excess hair; you may want to increase this to daily brushing in the spring and fall. This is the time of year when he is likely to shed more than normal. Bathe him only when necessary. Brush his teeth two or three times a week to prevent tartar and bad breath. Brush his teeth daily in order to prevent tooth decay. Trim his nails every two or three weeks; a good rule of thumb is if you can hear a clicking on the tile floor as he walks, it is time to clip his nails.
Brushes for Pug-A-Mo
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Pug-A-Mo requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Pug-A-Mo Temperament

The Pug-A-Mo is a happy, sweet, and intelligent little dog. Highly curious, the Pug-A-Mo is never afraid to check out anything that piques his curiosity. He is likely to bark if he feels that something or someone does not belong in his territory. He is highly protective of not only his territory, but his family as well. He has a great deal of energy and will need daily exercise. He is affectionate with his family, but he may take some time to warm up to strangers. However, once he deems someone worthy of his love, that person has a friend for life. One should be warned that the Pug-A-Mo can be aggressive about his belongings (toys) or his territory. However, he is not a dangerous dog and can get along with other dogs and pets.

Pug-A-Mo Activity Requirements

The Pug-A-Mo is a rather active dog. He will need daily exercise in order to maintain a healthy weight. He is an indoor dog, but he needs at least forty-five minutes to an hour of activity time each day. Purchasing toys that stimulate mental activity will keep him from being bored as well. He will enjoy walks to the dog park and the "people" park as well. Short, brisk walks are perfect for the Pug-A-Mo, but one should keep in mind that the Pug-A-Mo is likely to inherit the brachycephalic syndrome of his Pug parent breed. If this is the case, you will need to limit his exercise - especially outside - to multiple, short activities. Keep water handy in case he gets hot. With a brachycephalic dog, one can never allow him to become too hot or overexerted. The nature of his snout could prevent him from breathing properly and could lead to heart issues. Allow him plenty of time to rest in between activities.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Pug-A-Mo Food Consumption

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

Pug-A-Mo Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Pug-A-Mo size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 7 lbs
Female Pug-A-Mo size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 7 lbs
12 Months
Male Pug-A-Mo size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 13 lbs
Female Pug-A-Mo size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 13 lbs
18 Months
Male Pug-A-Mo size stats at 18 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 16 lbs
Female Pug-A-Mo size stats at 18 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 16 lbs

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