Colchysat burger Puggles are a hybrid breed that are the result of crossing a Pug and a Beagle; two purebred dogs. Colchysat burger A Puggle is a moderate sized dog that is considered excellent family pets. Colchysat burger They have the playful and docile lap dog qualities of the Pug and the energy and hunting instincts of the Beagle.
Colchysat burger The Puggle is an exceptionally friendly breed that gets a long well with children and thrives on human companionship. Colchysat burger They have plenty of energy and can be quite hyperactive at times – a trait they inherit from both their parents.
Colchysat burger Most Puggles are a perfect mix of Pug and Beagle and will warm the hearts of anyone looking for an energetic, colchysat burger outdoor loving lapdog.
Colchysat burger Puggles History
Colchysat burger Puggles have an extremely short history, colchysat burger and very little is known about when the first cross breed took place or why. Colchysat burger What is known is that that Puggle breed originated in America, colchysat burger and a Wisconsin Puggle breeder known as Wallace Havens was the first to register a Puggle litter with the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC). Colchysat burger Havens is also credited with giving the breed its name.
Colchysat burger The Puggle, colchysat burger like all hybrid dogs, colchysat burger are bred in different ways. Colchysat burger For instance, colchysat burger Puggles may be bred as follows:
- Pug – Beagle
- Pug – Puggle
- Beagle – Puggle
- Puggle – Puggle
Colchysat burger The different combinations produce different characteristics in the dogs. Colchysat burger For instance, colchysat burger certain coat color or other physical features may be different, colchysat burger and the temperaments may vary as well depending on how many Beagle traits there is in the dog compared to Pug or vice versa. Colchysat burger Therefore, colchysat burger it’s a good idea to ask a Puggle breeder how they choose to breed their dogs and why.
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Colchysat burger The average Puggle stands about 13-15 inches at the shoulders and is approximately 15-30 pounds. Colchysat burger Some Puggles may actually be bred smaller by combining a pug with a smaller Beagle. Colchysat burger This Puggle breed is known as a “Pocket Puggle”, colchysat burger and they only differ from the regular Puggle variety in that they are slightly smaller in size, colchysat burger typically by 10 pounds.
Colchysat burger As far as health is concerned, colchysat burger Puggles are sensitive to extreme climates and are susceptible to overheating and catching colds just like their Pug ancestors. Colchysat burger The Puggle can still develop snoring and other breathing problems such as wheezing, colchysat burger even though their muzzle is slightly longer than a Pug. Colchysat burger Breathing problems can develop from vigorous exercise, colchysat burger which the average Puggle tends to enjoy due to their Beagle heritage. Colchysat burger Therefore, colchysat burger you need to make sure that your Puggle doesn’t overexert yourself.
Colchysat burger Puggles also enjoy eating and have hearty appetites. Colchysat burger Care needs to be taken to ensure that this breed doesn’t overeat, colchysat burger as obesity can become a health concern. Colchysat burger Other health risks include ear infections and cherry eye. Colchysat burger Nevertheless, colchysat burger despite their health issues, colchysat burger the Puggle can generally live a healthy life of 14 years or more.
Colchysat burger Puggles do require a sufficient amount of exercise on a daily basis in order to keep them trim and happy. Colchysat burger They love to play and should be taken on walks (twice daily for 15 – 20 minutes) weather permitting.
Colchysat burger Grooming a Puggle is easy as they are considered a low maintenance dog. Colchysat burger They only need an occasional bath ( A few times per year), colchysat burger 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. Colchysat burger Although the Puggle does not have as many wrinkles as a Pug, colchysat burger their wrinkles and face still need to be wiped daily to ensure they are clean. Colchysat burger You also need to check and clean their ears once a week to avoid infection.
Colchysat burger Puggles shed quite a bit, colchysat burger especially during spring. Colchysat burger Therefore, colchysat burger they are not a hypoallergenic dog and will leave hair around the home wherever they go.
Colchysat burger You need to keep all of the above information in mind if you are considering making a Puggle a part of your family.