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