The Pug standard says they should be at least 14 pounds. They are intended to be a stocky, cobby breed so I think any smaller defeats the purpose of a well built Pug. I have seen them smaller than 14 pounds, mostly by the bad breeders who seek out runts to use to try and make the so-called "pocket Pugs". Though I dont believe that a runt automatically means sickly, it very much depends on the breeder and their breeding practices that determines that.
How small of a Pug are you thinking of trying to find? Their simply not meant to be tiny dogs.
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14 lbs is on the very very small side, and these dogs are not meant to be the size of a Chihuahua or something along those lines. A GOOD breeder will have a nice healthy litter of puppies, and one or two pups will probably be mid/small size according to standard, but please dont actively seek out anyone who breeds small Pugs. It's really unethical and detrimental to the breed, they've already been added into the ingredient cabinet for designer pooches.
As for being black, it's not uncommon at all. The Pug I owned was a black Pug. He was one of two black Pugs in a litter of 5. Most people, I think, prefer the fawn Pugs because not only is it what most people think of first, but those black masks in contrast to that pale yellow is just very attractive, especially on a well-bred, correctly proportioned Pug. :D
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I have Pugs and also raise them I have one that is 12lbs and she is healthy but all my other Pugs range any where from 15 to 18 lbs and I also have a couple of black ones I just love them and I agree that they are not suppose to be tiny.
Pugs really aren't "small" they are big boned dogs averaging around 15 lbs. (sometimes more) I'd be VERY Skeptical if I saw an ad saying "Tcup" Pug pups, for example. Unlike Yorkies, Chi's, etc... Pugs would be very difficult when full grown to carry in one arm, etc... they are a ' muscle ' breed.
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