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