According to the American Kennel Club, pugs grow to a height of 12 to 14 inches and a weight of 14 to 18 pounds. Full-grown female pugs are typically on the lower end of those ranges.
Recognized by the AKC in 1885 as part of the toy group, pugs are one of the oldest dog breeds. Originally from China, pugs were pets to Tibetan Buddhists.
Described as "a lot of dog in a small space," pugs have good temperaments, loving dispositions and playful personalities. Popular as companion dogs, pugs thrive on human interaction. They require minimal exercise and little grooming.