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

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

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

Clomipramine Puggles History

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

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

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

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

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

Clomipramine Puggles – Charming Companions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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