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