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