20-25 lbs
United States

The Pugmatian is a small to medium mixed breed of Dalmatian and Pug. This breed can grow to about 15 inches tall and weighs approximately 25 pounds on average when they are full grown. They are friendly as well as intelligent and can make great family pets if they are socialized when they are young. Even though they like kids, they should not be left alone with small children because they can become stressed when teased or scared and they may bite. The Pugmatian is a cute dog that comes in many different colors with a short coat that is easy to take care of. 

purpose Purpose
Companion, Guard Dog
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Dalmatian and Pug

Pugmatian Health

Average Size
Male Pugmatian size stats
Height: 15-16 inches Weight: 25-30 lbs
Female Pugmatian size stats
Height: 13-14 inches Weight: 20-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Deafness
  • Urolithiasis
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Skin-Fold Dermatitis
  • Exposure Keratopathy Syndrome
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Portosystemic Shunts
  • Laryngeal Paralysis
Occasional Tests
  • Respiratory Tests
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Eye and Ear Examination
  • DNA

Pugmatian Breed History

The Pugmatian is still quite a rare breed so it is necessary to look at the backgrounds of the parent breeds, the Dalmatian and Pug. The Dalmatian was bred from a Pointer and a Great Dane in the 16th century but little is known about their exact history. It is believed that in 1771, a man named Thomas Pennant from Dalmatia in the Mediterranean named them Dalmatians after the town. These dogs were seen in art found from the 16th century and documents and other chronicles from a Croatian church in the 1700s. However, they were called Canis Dalmaticus at the time. Others claim these spotted dogs were seen in art pieces from Europe, Asia, and Egypt many centuries ago when they would run alongside carriages and horses. They are known for their loyalty, intelligence, and stamina and were called coach dogs but were also used for hunting rats and other vermin. In addition, the Dalmatian was found to be an excellent companion pet if they were given enough exercise. They were also known as firehouse dogs due to their ability to run in front of the engines and clear a path to guide the horses and firefighters to the fire. The Dalmatian was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 and became increasingly popular after the children's movie “101 Dalmatians” came out in 1961. The Pug originated in China around 200 B.C., which was during the Han Dynasty. These little dogs were seen as royalty and had their own guards to prevent them from being stolen. They were known by many different names over the years and some of these names include the Mopshond, Carlin, Doguillo, and Mops. The Pug made it to England in 1861 when the Palace was taken over by the British and they became popular on many artifacts of the Victorian Era. The American Kennel Club accepted the breed in 1885 where they are the 32nd most popular dog breed. 

Pugmatian Breed Appearance

The Pugmatian is a small to medium sized dog with wide set brown eyes, a brachycephalic muzzle with a brown or black nose, and a curious expression. The Pug is known for its funny expressions and the Pugmatian typically has that type of feature. Sometimes their expressions look almost human. Your Pugmatian will most often have more Pug features than Dalmatian. They commonly have a solid colored coat that can be black, fawn, silver, merle, sable, brindle but may also have some spots like the Dalmatian. They have floppy, triangular ears, a small, round head, and most will have a dark mask like the Pug.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Pugmatian eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Pugmatian nose
brown Pugmatian nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Pugmatian coat
gray Pugmatian coat
brown Pugmatian coat
fawn Pugmatian coat
silver Pugmatian coat
white Pugmatian coat
pied Pugmatian coat
sable Pugmatian coat
brindle Pugmatian coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Pugmatian straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pugmatian Breed Maintenance

The short, fine coat of the Pugmatian means that you only have to brush your dog once or twice a week with a slicker brush to keep their coat and skin healthy. During the spring and fall, you may want to brush them more often to prevent excessive shedding. They need their ears cleaned thoroughly about once a week and their toenails will need to be clipped with a toenail clipper once a month or as needed. You can bathe your Pugmatian when they get excessively dirty but not too often or it will dry out their skin. Be sure to dry them thoroughly to prevent irritation due to their loose skin folds. 

Brushes for Pugmatian
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Pugmatian requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Pugmatian Temperament

The Dalmatian is best known for their bravery and friendliness and the Pug is known for being a cuddly lap dog, so these dogs blend together to make a sweet, loving companion pet. They are smart and like to learn new tricks and spend a lot of time with their human family members. However, they can be stubborn at times and may need to be reminded that you are the boss. Be sure to use positive reinforcement because showing any kind of physical punishment or yelling can cause skittishness and even aggression. They can be prone to separation anxiety so be sure your dog gets plenty of physical and mental stimulation when you are with them.

Pugmatian Activity Requirements

The Pugmatian needs to get at least 45 minutes to an hour of vigorous exercise every day. Because they are relatively small, your Pugmatian can do a lot of their exercise indoors when the weather is bad but they will still need to go outside a couple of times a day for a stretch and a bathroom break. Taking your dog for a walk every day is great exercise for both of you and bringing your Pugmatian to a dog park to play with the other dogs is a wonderful way to keep her socialized. Your dog may also enjoy a game of catch, playing frisbee, and agility training, which they can be very good at.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes
activity minutes

Pugmatian Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1.5 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.60
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$24.00 - $48.00
food bag monthly cost

Pugmatian Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Pugmatian size stats at six months
Height: 13.5 inches Weight: 17.5 lbs
Female Pugmatian size stats at six months
Height: 11.5 inches Weight: 12.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Pugmatian size stats at 12 months
Height: 14.5 inches Weight: 22.5 lbs
Female Pugmatian size stats at 12 months
Height: 12.5 inches Weight: 17.5 lbs
18 Months
Male Pugmatian size stats at 18 months
Height: 15.5 inches Weight: 27.5 lbs
Female Pugmatian size stats at 18 months
Height: 13.5 inches Weight: 22.5 lbs

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