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