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Betacard Puggles are a hybrid breed that are the result of crossing a Pug and a Beagle; two purebred dogs. Betacard A Puggle is a moderate sized dog that is considered excellent family pets. Betacard They have the playful and docile lap dog qualities of the Pug and the energy and hunting instincts of the Beagle.

Betacard The Puggle is an exceptionally friendly breed that gets a long well with children and thrives on human companionship. Betacard They have plenty of energy and can be quite hyperactive at times – a trait they inherit from both their parents.

Betacard Most Puggles are a perfect mix of Pug and Beagle and will warm the hearts of anyone looking for an energetic, betacard outdoor loving lapdog.

Betacard Puggles History

Betacard  Puggles have an extremely short history, betacard and very little is known about when the first cross breed took place or why. Betacard What is known is that that Puggle breed originated in America, betacard and a Wisconsin Puggle breeder known as Wallace Havens was the first to register a Puggle litter with the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC). Betacard Havens is also credited with giving the breed its name.

Betacard The Puggle, betacard like all hybrid dogs, betacard are bred in different ways. Betacard For instance, betacard Puggles may be bred as follows:

  • Pug – Beagle
  • Pug – Puggle
  • Beagle – Puggle
  • Puggle – Puggle

Betacard The different combinations produce different characteristics in the dogs. Betacard For instance, betacard certain coat color or other physical features may be different, betacard and the temperaments may vary as well depending on how many Beagle traits there is in the dog compared to Pug or vice versa. Betacard Therefore, betacard it’s a good idea to ask a Puggle breeder how they choose to breed their dogs and why.

Betacard It is interesting to note that even though Puggles are hybrid dogs, betacard they actually sell more than both their purebred parents. Betacard The main reason why these dogs sell for so much is because they are considered “Designer Dogs”. Betacard Designer dogs are different hybrid breeds like the Puggle that have become extremely popular.

Betacard Puggles – Charming Companions

Betacard Puggles are incredibly loving and friendly dogs. Betacard They love to be in the laps of their master and fellow family members, betacard just as they love to be outdoors running and enjoy the fresh air. Betacard Due to their incredibly social and affectionate nature, betacard the Puggle is considered an excellent family pet and is wonderful with both children and other family pets.

Betacard Keep in mind that although they are affectionate, betacard and Puggles can look serious when calm and quiet, betacard they are not ideal guard dogs and will welcome virtually any stranger into their home. Betacard That being said, betacard they are quite the watchdog and love to bark to say “hello” or to alert their family to strangers. Betacard Aside from barking, betacard you should also be warned that a Puggle may have also inherited the howling trait from their Beagle genes. Betacard You may find howling cute at first, betacard but it is a noise that will quickly irritate you and your neighbors.

Betacard Puggles are a relatively intelligent breed. Betacard That being said, betacard they can be difficult to train, betacard especially when it comes to housebreaking. Betacard However, betacard the Puggle is a clown at heart and easily catches on to tricks and adopts certain behaviors that bring out their true character.

Betacard The average Puggle stands about 13-15 inches at the shoulders and is approximately 15-30 pounds. Betacard Some Puggles may actually be bred smaller by combining a pug with a smaller Beagle. Betacard This Puggle breed is known as a “Pocket Puggle”, betacard and they only differ from the regular Puggle variety in that they are slightly smaller in size, betacard typically by 10 pounds.

Betacard As far as health is concerned, betacard Puggles are sensitive to extreme climates and are susceptible to overheating and catching colds just like their Pug ancestors. Betacard The Puggle can still develop snoring and other breathing problems such as wheezing, betacard even though their muzzle is slightly longer than a Pug. Betacard Breathing problems can develop from vigorous exercise, betacard which the average Puggle tends to enjoy due to their Beagle heritage. Betacard Therefore, betacard you need to make sure that your Puggle doesn’t overexert yourself.

Betacard Puggles also enjoy eating and have hearty appetites. Betacard Care needs to be taken to ensure that this breed doesn’t overeat, betacard as obesity can become a health concern. Betacard Other health risks include ear infections and cherry eye. Betacard Nevertheless, betacard despite their health issues, betacard the Puggle can generally live a healthy life of 14 years or more.

Betacard Puggles do require a sufficient amount of exercise on a daily basis in order to keep them trim and happy. Betacard They love to play and should be taken on walks (twice daily for 15 – 20 minutes) weather permitting.

Betacard Grooming a Puggle is easy as they are considered a low maintenance dog. Betacard They only need an occasional bath ( A few times per year), betacard 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. Betacard Although the Puggle does not have as many wrinkles as a Pug, betacard their wrinkles and face still need to be wiped daily to ensure they are clean. Betacard You also need to check and clean their ears once a week to avoid infection.

Betacard Puggles shed quite a bit, betacard especially during spring. Betacard Therefore, betacard they are not a hypoallergenic dog and will leave hair around the home wherever they go.

Betacard You need to keep all of the above information in mind if you are considering making a Puggle a part of your family.