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