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All about the Pomeranian and Pug crossbreed: The Pom a Pug

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Pom A Pug: The Pomeranian and Pug crossbreed

By Ashley Murphy Content Writer

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Take half a Pomeranian, half a Pug, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for the Pom a pug! Now let's take a look at this popular pomeranian cross pug mixed-breed.

What is a cross between a Pomeranian and a Pug?

A cross between a Pomeranian and a Pug is call a Pom a Pug. Now, to identify this breed's character, let's check out the parents breeds.

The Pomerian

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The Pomeranian's roots go back to an area called Pomerania in northern Germany. It's popularity spread through the rest of Europe, and the Pomeranian became the dog of choice for members of the European elites. Notable Pomeranian owners include Queen Victoria, Joséphine de Beauharnais (Napoleon's wife), and King George IV of England. Pomeranians soon caught the attention of American breeders and this toy dog regularly appears in the country's top twenty popular breed list.

We can all agree about the fact that pomeranian's are super cute. Not only that, they are intelligent, friendly and active. It's not its little size that will scare off the Pomeranian, on the contrary. And because they have a tendency to bark, they would make great guard dogs. The pomeranian is a good family dog and will make the joy of your children because of there fluffy appearance. Finally, the pom loves to learn new tricks and be mentally stimulated, so you'll have fun teaching your Pomeranian new tricks.

The Pug

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The Pug began life in China. They have a long and regal history stretching back to ancient times, where they were kept as pets by the ruling families and Tibetan monks. Hundreds of years later pugs became a fashionable part of 18th-century European life. The famous British painter William Hogarth was a devoted owner of many pugs. He even included one of his pugs, Trump, in a self-portrait from 1745.  You can see it today in London's Tate gallery. Today's pugs are just as popular.

The Pug is one of the most popular dog breeds. Because of its small size, the Pug can pretty much adapt to whatever lifestyle as long as it has its daily exercise of course. Pugs have a tendency to become obese and therefore, their diet and level of exercice must be monitored all the time. Unfortunately, Pugs suffer a lot from breathing problems because of their short muzzle. Pugs are very laid-back and friendly with other humans and animals, so if you are looking for a sociable pet, the Pug is the one for you.

Physical characteristics of a Pomeranian cross Pug

Often described as toy dogs, both breeds are definitely at the smaller end of the doggy scale. Unsurprisingly, a Pom A Pug isn't going to come out much bigger. They might be miniature, but the Pom a Pug is still a sturdy little animal. They usually have short muzzles and some can inherit the Pug's distinct wrinkly face look. Any crossbreed may also inherit the Pug's prominent eyes and curly tail. The Pom a Pug is born with either floppy or straight, pointy eyes. Whatever the mixture, Pom a Pugs are always adorable little creatures. The Pom a Pug will measure up to 13inches in height and weigh between 7-18 pounds. They usually live between 8-15 years.


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The Pom A Pug: a recognised breed

Both the American Canine Hybrid Club and the Designer Dogs Kennel Club recognise the Pom a Pug as a crossbreed. It's also been acknowledged by the Designer Breed Registry.

Personality and temperament  of a Pomeranian cross pug

Pom a Pugs are pretty versatile. They’re active and friendly without being overbearing or hyperactive. They’re loyal and affectionate but also fairly independent. One thing they'll certainly have is a big personality. Both the Pomeranian and the Pug are interesting little characters so a combination of the two will never be boring.

How much exercise does the Pom a pug need?

Not really, but a Pom a Pug still needs a daily walk to help maintain their overall well-being. After that, most Pom a Pugs will be happy lazying around the house.

How to feed the Pom a pug

As a rule, tiny dogs need less food. But that won't stop them from overeating if given the chance. Two small meals a day is enough to keep them healthy. Exact amounts depend on age and activity levels, but aim for about 650-750 calories a day. The Pom a Pug is prone to obesity - so don't overfeed (this includes doggy treats and leftovers.)

How to train the Pomeranian cross Pug?

Like all canines, the Pom a Pug responds best to consistent training based on positive re-enforcement. Start as soon as possible with daily 10-15 minutes sessions structured around toilet training, obedience, and house rules.

Health issues of the Pom a Pug

Many of the Pug's medical issues stem from the shape of it head and flat face. Common problems include breathing difficulties, which means they can overheat in very warm weather. Their protruding eyes don't get enough protection from bacteria, and Pugs are susceptible to infections like conjunctivitis. Other ailments include pyoderma, a skin infection caused by more bacteria hiding inside the folds of their wrinkly skin. Pomeranians are most at risk of the following:

  • Joint, hip and knee problems/osteoarthritis
  • Dental problems.
  • Mitral valve disease (a serious heart condition which requires careful observation.)
  • Homeostasis Imbalance. Like the pug, the Pomeranians can struggle to maintain a healthy body temperature during hot weather.
  • Collapsed Trachea. The trachea is the windpipe, and, like the pug, the Pomeranian can struggle with breathing difficulties

The Pom a Pug is a playful dog that will form a lasting bond with the right owners. These little guys don't need as much food or exercise as big dogs, but they still require the same level of care and commitment. Give them that and you'll have a friend for life.

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