When you are planning to get a Pug Pomeranian mix, it’s difficult to tell initially if the dog will look more like a Pug, or a Pomeranian. This mixed breed which is also called the Pug-A-Pom, Pugapom, Pugpom, PomaPug etc carries equal amount of traits from both, but the appearance varies somewhat from one dog to another although the mixing is done in the same way. It’s interesting to pet a Pug-A-Pom for many reasons. But before you find out all about that experience, get introduced to its parents first.
The Pomeranian is a nice small toy dog, good for a show, and also nice as a watchdog. They are cute and smart, beautiful for their furry double coat. They come in a lot of coat colors. The face is small, muzzle short and nose color depends on the coat color. The ears are small and straight above the head. Eyes are black, dark and almond shaped. Tail is furry and mall curled over the back. The fur has one inner soft and thick coat, and an outer harsh textured long coat. The furs are denser in the neck and abdomen region. It has very sharp teeth, and it bites and barks both on apt situation.
The Pomeranian needs firm handling and yet sensitive handling. There are some issues with it like the small dog syndrome which often affects some for their small size, and when they start thinking due to their handling that they are the leader of the human pack. Thus they get stern, stubborn, dominant which may pose a problem. But if dealt better from the beginning, trained well and strictly, then it can be a very nice family dog. They are intelligent and very good learners. But it’s not a great dog for the children in family. If introduced from the beginning with other animals, it gets along well with them, and also socializes well with stranger humans. It’s also a great apartment adapting dog, but needs a daily walk and some playful exercises. It’s a fussy eater.
The Pug can be the center of attraction for the whole family for it’s excellent temperament, innocent large and dark eyes, funny flat and square face full of wrinkles, and the small and cute size. The small tail curls up at the back. It roams about all day in the house with you, and is a great companion. It’s as good with family and children too. The Pug has a few genetic health issues, but overall it’s a nice dog to stay with you as a friend, and never leave your side, not even in bed.
Pugs shed a lot, and you need a vacuum cleaner at a home where there is a Pug. But it has no drooling habit. It also doesn’t bite and seldom barks. It’s very mischievous and playful, and would love your attention all the time. Besides a Pug is a greedy eater, and will tend to overeat if not monitored.
When you mix the two, the Pug and the Pomeranian, you get an excellent family dog the Pom-A-Pug.
The weight of a Pug-A-Pom will be around 14 pounds. It will have a mixed look of the Pug and the Pomeranian. The face will not be as flat as a Pug, but eyes will be bulged enough. The ears may be erect or floppy. The body is lean, and neck is thick. Tail is curly and the color of the coat is inherited from its parents through a blend.
It has inherited it’s excellent temperament, charming personality, great mood and affectionate nature from either parents and specially the Pug. A very noticeable trail in Pug-A-Poms is that they are too loyal, and fans of their owners, and would do anything to please the master. They are apparently calm and very good with children in the family, and also with other pets. They show an amazing blend of playful nature and composed personality. Just like the Pomeranian, the Pom-A-Pug may alert the coming of any stranger with instant sharp barking.
You need to give the Pom-A-Pug moderate space inside the house to run and play. It won’t demand more than that. They love playing and running around, and these activities provides it it’s daily dose of exercises. Yet if you can manage time to take it to a dog park or a walk everyday, then it would stay even fitter and healthier.
Training and Feeding
Just like the Pomeranian the Pom-A-Pug is also a very good learner, and has the urge and will to learn. That is why training it is easy and requires less effort. The Pug-A-Pom is best fed on dry dog food with it’s dose of daily vitamin and nutrients mixed in the food. It would always try to overeat like it’s Pug parent, and hence strict monitoring on it’s eating is required.
The Pug-A-Pom sheds moderately, and it’s not close to alarming. Even maintenance is also low for this mixed breed.
The dog strives best in a warm weather. Extreme climates are not good for it. It’s playful, active, and yet calm in personality. It won’t bark normally unless there is some intrusion, and in such a case it will cry shrill. It’s normally independent and happy, and quite well behaved.
The Pug-A-Pom has no significant allergies to mention. It normally lives a life span of around 12 years. Overall, health is not a concern with the Pug Pomeranian mix. The only thing you will have to take care is that their skin doesn’t get too dry during the winters.
If you want to buy a Pug-A-Pom you must choose the breeder wisely. The better the selection of the parents are, the better will be the mix breed. The cost of a Pug-A-Pom is around $700 to $800. The recurring expenses on it are like other dog breeds where you bear the medical expenses, vaccination neutering and all such costs.