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