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