Date of publication of the original valid standard:
Group 9 - Companion and Toy Dogs
Section 11 - Small Molossian type Dogs
Without working trial
Decidedly square and cobby, it is "multum in parvo" shown in compactness of form,
well knit porportions and hardness of muscle.
ideal pug is in square shape
ideal type, right proportions
longer neck, arched back line
Behaviour / Temperament:
short neck, low set tail, failing loins
Great charm, dignity and intelligence. Even-tempered, happy and lively disposition
Large, round, not apple-headed
With no indentation. Wrinkles cleary defined.
low set longer ears, smaller eyes, narrow upper and lower jaw, heavy falling upper lip
hight set ears, prominent eyes
asymetrical incorrect head
Short, blunt, square, not upfaced.
Jaws / Teeth:
Slightly undershot. Wry mouth, teeth or tongue showing all highly undesirable.
Wide lower jaw with incisors almost in a straight line.
Dark, very large, globular in shape, soft nad solicitous in expression,
very lustrous, and when excited, full of fire.
Thin, small soft like black velvet. Two kinds:
"Rose ear" - small drop ear which folds over back to reveal the blurr.
"Button ear" - ear flap folding forward, tip lying, close to skull to cover orifice, and pointing toward eye. Preference given to latter.
Slighlty arched to resemle a crest, strong, thick with enough length to carry head proudly.
Back: Topline level, neither roached nor dipping.
Wide in chest and well ribbed
High set, curled as tightly as possible over hip. Double curl highly desirable.
low set tail and loose
Forequarters: Legs very strong, straight, of moderate length, and well under body.
unsufficiently spacious chest
When viewed from rear.
arch deformation of forearm
well under body, straight and parallel when viewed from rear, with good angle in knee
With good turn of stifles.
Neither so long as the foot of the hare, nor so round as that of the cat; well split toes; the nails black.
Gait / Movement:
Viewed from in front should rise and fall with legs well under shoulder, feet keeping directly to front, not turning in or out. From behind action just as true. Using forelegs strongly putting them well forward with hindlegs moving freely and using stifles well. A slight roll of hindquarters typifies gait.
Hair: Fine, smooth, soft, short and glossy, neither harsh nor woolly.
Color: Silver, apricot, fawn or black. Each clearly defined, to make contrast complete between colour, trace (black line extending from occiput to twist) and mask. Markings clearly defined. Muzzle or mask, ears, moles on cheeks, thumb mark or diamond on forehead and trace as black as possible.
Ideal weight 6.3 - 8.1 kg. (14-18 lbs.)
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.
N.B.: male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
There are no two pugs with the same sxpression all over the world
Pictures are undertaken from book MOPS with author's agreement.