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

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

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

Dermovate Puggles History

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

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

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

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

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

Dermovate Puggles – Charming Companions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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