|Here is the AKC standard for PUGS
The AKC approved PUGS in 1885. As of 1998 PUGS ranked 17th out of 146
Symmetry and general appearance are decidedly square and cobby. A lean, leggy
PUG and a PUG with short legs and a long body are equally objectionable.
Size, Proportion, Substance
The PUG should be multum in parvo, and this condensation (if the word may be
used) is shown by compactness of form,well knit proportions, and hardness of
developed muscle. Weight from 14 to 18 pounds (PUG or bitch) desirable.
The head is large, massive, round-not apple-headed, with no indentation of the
skull. The eyes are dark in color, very large, bold and prominent, globular in
shape, soft and solicitous in expression, very lustrous, and, when excited, full of
fire. The ears are thin, small, and soft, like black velvet. There are two kinds-the
"rose" and the "button." Preference is given to the latter. The wrinkles are large
and deep. The muzzle is short, blunt, square, but not up faced. Bite-A Pug’s
bite should be very slightly undershot.
Neck, Top line, Body
The neck is slightly arched. It is strong, thick, and with enough length to carry the
head proudly. The short back is level from the withers to the high tail set. The
body is short and cobby, wide in chest and well ribbed up. The tail is curled as
tightly as possible over the hip. The double curl is perfection.
The legs are very strong, straight, of moderate length, and are set well under. The
elbows should be directly under the withers when viewed from the side. The
shoulders are moderately laid back. The pasterns are strong, neither steep nor
down. The feet are neither so long as the foot of the hare, nor so round as that of
the cat, well split-up toes, and the nails black. Dewclaws are generally removed.
The strong, powerful hindquarters have moderate bend of stifle and short hocks
perpendicular to the ground. The legs are parallel when viewed from behind. The
hindquarters are in balance with the forequarters. The thighs and buttocks are full
and muscular. Feet as in front.
The coat is fine, smooth, soft, short and glossy, neither hard nor woolly.
The colors are silver, apricot-fawn, or black. The silver or apricot-fawn colors
should be decided so as to make the contrast complete between the color and the
trace and the mask.
The markings are clearly defined. The muzzle or mask, ears, moles on cheeks,
thumb mark or diamond on forehead, and the back trace should be as black as
possible. The mask should be black. The more intense and well defined it is, the
better. The trace is a black line extending from the occiput to the tail.
Viewed from the front, the forelegs should be carried well forward, showing no
weakness in the pasterns, the paws landing squarely with the central toes straight
ahead. The rear action should be strong and free through hocks and stifles, with
no twisting or turning in or out at the joints. The hind legs should follow in line with
the front. There is a slight natural convergence of the limbs both fore and aft. A
slight roll of the hindquarters typifies the gait, which should be free, self-assured,
This is an even-tempered breed, exhibiting stability, playfulness, great charm,
dignity, and an outgoing, loving disposition.
Approved October 8, 1991
Effective November 28, 1991
|Here is the CKC standard for Pugs.
Other Names: Mops, Carlin
Height: (Approx.) 9-11 In.
Weight: (Approx.) 14-18 Lbs.
Coat: Short And Smooth
Color: Black; Apricot Or Silver-Fawn With Black Mask
Appearance: Head: Large, massive, and round. Eyes: Very large, dark,
prominent. Ears: Small and thin, rose or button. Muzzle: Short, broad
and deep. Nose: Black and self-colored according to coat. Bite:
Slightly undershot. Neck: Short and thick, well-developed dewlap.
Topline: Level. Chest: Wide. Body: Short, square and cobby. Legs:
Strong and straight. Feet: Neither round or long, well split. Tail: Curled
tightly over hip. Movement: Smooth flowing gait, with graceful
movements. Temperament: Alert, and a good family pet.
|APRI Breed Standards
HEIGHT: 11 to 14 inches at withers.
WEIGHT: 14 to 18 pounds, very compact in proportion to height.
COAT: Fine, smooth, soft, short, and glossy; neither hard nor woolly.
COLOR: Black, silver, apricot-fawn ranging from beige to dark fawn, all with a black mask.
MARKINGS: Must be clearly defined; muzzle or mask, ears, moles on cheeks, thumb mark
or diamond on forehead, and the back trace should be as black as possible; the more intense
and well defined the black mask is, the better; the trace is a black line extending from the
occiput to the tail.
Head: Large, round, and massive with no indentation of the skull; large and deep wrinkles.
Muzzle: Short, blunt, and square, but not upfaced.
Eyes: Dark, very large, bold and prominent; globular in shape; very lustrous.
Ears: Thin, small, soft, like black velvet; both the “rose” and the “button” ear are acceptable,
but preference is given to the “button;”
Nose: Black and set somewhat higher than the root of the muzzle. Faults: too light coloring;
too much “lay-back.”
Bite: Very slightly undershot.
Neck: Strong, thick, slightly arched, with enough length to carry the head proudly.
Topline: Level from the withers to the high tail set.
Chest: Wide and well ribbed up.
Body: Short and cobby.
Legs: Forelegs are straight, strong, and of moderate length, set well under; elbows should be
directly under the withers when viewed from the side; shoulders moderately laid back; strong
pasterns, neither steep nor down. Hind legs are strong, powerful with moderate bend of stifle
and short hocks perpendicular to the ground; parallel when view from behind. Hindquarters
are in balance with forequarters with full and muscular thighs and buttocks.
Feet: All feet the same: neither hare footed nor with cat feet; well split-up toes; black nails;
dewclaws are generally removed.
Tail: Curled as tightly as possible over the hip; double curl is considered perfect.
Movement: Viewed from the front, the forelegs should be carried well forward, showing no
weakness in the pasterns, the pays landing squarely with the central toes straight ahead; the
rear movement should be strong and free through the hocks and stifles, with no twisting or
turning in our out at the joints; hind legs should follow in line with front with a slight natural
convergence of the limbs both fore and aft; a slight roll of the hindquarters typifies the gait
which should be free, self-assured, and jaunty.
Temperament: Even-tempered, stable, playful and displaying charm, dignity and an outgoing,
Viciousness or extreme shyness.
Incorrect tail carriage.