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