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