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