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How Big Do Pugs Get?

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They are considered a small dog breed. There are lots of smaller dog breeds than the Pug but that does not mean Pugs are not small. They do not reach great heights like a Great Dane or a German Shepherd and are sometimes not that much bigger than a Yorkie.

Females tend to grow to about 10 to 12 inches on average, while some males will reach 14 inches in height. Their average is also in the 10 to 12-inch range.

This size makes them a perfect dog breed to have when you live in a small apartment or tiny house.

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How Big Is A Full-Size Pug?

With some exceptions, the Pug, both male and female, can be expected to grow to about 10 to 12 inches high. That height range still keeps them in the small dog category.

While your pug may not grow to be very tall, it can grow in other directions. You need to watch what your Pug eats because they are big eaters and can get overweight very quickly.

The average male Pug weighs about 14 to 20 pounds while the female is a bit on the smaller side. Their average weight range is between 13 and 18 pounds. Since these dogs do not like a lot of exercise, it is easy for them to get overweight.

Keeping them on a strict diet should not stunt their growth, that is except width-wise. You will want your Pug to be in good shape as obesity in this dog breed contributes to their breathing issues. Make sure their meals are very nutritious and watch how many in-between treats you feed your pug.

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What Age Is A Pug Full Grown?

Pug sitting outdoors in grass

Since they are smaller dogs, you may not see this transition as easily as you would if you owned a larger dog breed. Pug puppies seem to mature early when it comes to their height and weight.

They should stop growing and reach their adult height by the age of 9 months. That is the rule and there may be some exceptions to it. The weight gain may not stop at 9 months and depending on how much you feed him or her, the Pug puppy can still gain weight till the end of the 12th month.

If they keep gaining weight after the 12th month, you may be feeding him or her too much food. Watch what you and your family are feeding your puppy so that they remain healthier and do not contract any breathing problems.

Also, a good diet will make sure your dog remains healthy and able to fight off other ailments.

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What Is A Mini Pug

Black pug puppy laying on concrete floors

A mini-pug can also be called a micro-mini Pug or a toy Pug. This tiny dog breed is the result of cross-breeding a Pug with a Chihuahua. They are often referred to as chugs.

One of the benefits of this cross-breeding is that the Chug ends up with a longer snout. That is good news for the dog as it may not suffer from the breathing ailments purebred Pugs suffer from.

This tiny Pug breed is very small but they are very muscular. They weigh between 3 and 10 pounds and do not grow as tall as the purebred Pug does. But they cannot escape the facial skin folds or the flat face.

Due to the Chihuahua’s influence, they tend to come with coats in a variety of colors. More than the purebred Pug comes in. These dogs are not rare but they can cost anywhere between $300 and $4000 depending on where you get your Chug.

Unfortunately, their small size makes them more vulnerable to health issues than the regular-sized Pugs face.

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How Big Do Mini Pugs Get

Portrait of a pug puppy outdoors with its head tilted to one side

The frustrating thing about answering this question is that everyone talks about the weight of the mini Pug but never its height. Everyone likes to mention that the mini Pug weighs between 3 and 10 pounds but they seem to have no interest in how tall it grows.

One thing is for sure, it is not going to grow as tall as the purebred Pug. It will get to be about the size of a Chihuahua, Yorkie, and other smaller toy dog breeds and that is about it.

If you are looking for a mini Pug, do not let the breeder sell you one that has been bred by two runts of the litter. This will bring more health issues than you may be willing to take on.

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Some Final Words

Pugs will get to what can be called a child’s size. They do not grow very tall which makes them less scary for children than bigger dogs. Since they love to cuddle, they will be perfect for many smaller children to be around.

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