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