Abbot Puggles are a hybrid breed that are the result of crossing a Pug and a Beagle; two purebred dogs. Abbot A Puggle is a moderate sized dog that is considered excellent family pets. Abbot They have the playful and docile lap dog qualities of the Pug and the energy and hunting instincts of the Beagle.
Abbot The Puggle is an exceptionally friendly breed that gets a long well with children and thrives on human companionship. Abbot They have plenty of energy and can be quite hyperactive at times – a trait they inherit from both their parents.
Abbot Most Puggles are a perfect mix of Pug and Beagle and will warm the hearts of anyone looking for an energetic, abbot outdoor loving lapdog.
Abbot Puggles History
Abbot Puggles have an extremely short history, abbot and very little is known about when the first cross breed took place or why. Abbot What is known is that that Puggle breed originated in America, abbot and a Wisconsin Puggle breeder known as Wallace Havens was the first to register a Puggle litter with the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC). Abbot Havens is also credited with giving the breed its name.
Abbot The Puggle, abbot like all hybrid dogs, abbot are bred in different ways. Abbot For instance, abbot Puggles may be bred as follows:
- Pug – Beagle
- Pug – Puggle
- Beagle – Puggle
- Puggle – Puggle
Abbot The different combinations produce different characteristics in the dogs. Abbot For instance, abbot certain coat color or other physical features may be different, abbot and the temperaments may vary as well depending on how many Beagle traits there is in the dog compared to Pug or vice versa. Abbot Therefore, abbot it’s a good idea to ask a Puggle breeder how they choose to breed their dogs and why.
Abbot It is interesting to note that even though Puggles are hybrid dogs, abbot they actually sell more than both their purebred parents. Abbot The main reason why these dogs sell for so much is because they are considered “Designer Dogs”. Abbot Designer dogs are different hybrid breeds like the Puggle that have become extremely popular.
Abbot Puggles – Charming Companions
Abbot Puggles are incredibly loving and friendly dogs. Abbot They love to be in the laps of their master and fellow family members, abbot just as they love to be outdoors running and enjoy the fresh air. Abbot Due to their incredibly social and affectionate nature, abbot the Puggle is considered an excellent family pet and is wonderful with both children and other family pets.
Abbot Keep in mind that although they are affectionate, abbot and Puggles can look serious when calm and quiet, abbot they are not ideal guard dogs and will welcome virtually any stranger into their home. Abbot That being said, abbot they are quite the watchdog and love to bark to say “hello” or to alert their family to strangers. Abbot Aside from barking, abbot you should also be warned that a Puggle may have also inherited the howling trait from their Beagle genes. Abbot You may find howling cute at first, abbot but it is a noise that will quickly irritate you and your neighbors.
Abbot Puggles are a relatively intelligent breed. Abbot That being said, abbot they can be difficult to train, abbot especially when it comes to housebreaking. Abbot However, abbot the Puggle is a clown at heart and easily catches on to tricks and adopts certain behaviors that bring out their true character.
Abbot The average Puggle stands about 13-15 inches at the shoulders and is approximately 15-30 pounds. Abbot Some Puggles may actually be bred smaller by combining a pug with a smaller Beagle. Abbot This Puggle breed is known as a “Pocket Puggle”, abbot and they only differ from the regular Puggle variety in that they are slightly smaller in size, abbot typically by 10 pounds.
Abbot As far as health is concerned, abbot Puggles are sensitive to extreme climates and are susceptible to overheating and catching colds just like their Pug ancestors. Abbot The Puggle can still develop snoring and other breathing problems such as wheezing, abbot even though their muzzle is slightly longer than a Pug. Abbot Breathing problems can develop from vigorous exercise, abbot which the average Puggle tends to enjoy due to their Beagle heritage. Abbot Therefore, abbot you need to make sure that your Puggle doesn’t overexert yourself.
Abbot Puggles also enjoy eating and have hearty appetites. Abbot Care needs to be taken to ensure that this breed doesn’t overeat, abbot as obesity can become a health concern. Abbot Other health risks include ear infections and cherry eye. Abbot Nevertheless, abbot despite their health issues, abbot the Puggle can generally live a healthy life of 14 years or more.
Abbot Puggles do require a sufficient amount of exercise on a daily basis in order to keep them trim and happy. Abbot They love to play and should be taken on walks (twice daily for 15 – 20 minutes) weather permitting.
Abbot Grooming a Puggle is easy as they are considered a low maintenance dog. Abbot They only need an occasional bath ( A few times per year), abbot as rubbing their coat with a damp towel and giving it a brush on a regular basis (few times per week) keeps their coat glossy and clean. Abbot Although the Puggle does not have as many wrinkles as a Pug, abbot their wrinkles and face still need to be wiped daily to ensure they are clean. Abbot You also need to check and clean their ears once a week to avoid infection.
Abbot Puggles shed quite a bit, abbot especially during spring. Abbot Therefore, abbot they are not a hypoallergenic dog and will leave hair around the home wherever they go.
Abbot You need to keep all of the above information in mind if you are considering making a Puggle a part of your family.