Discount maxalt Puggles are a hybrid breed that are the result of crossing a Pug and a Beagle; two purebred dogs. Discount maxalt A Puggle is a moderate sized dog that is considered excellent family pets. Discount maxalt They have the playful and docile lap dog qualities of the Pug and the energy and hunting instincts of the Beagle.
Discount maxalt The Puggle is an exceptionally friendly breed that gets a long well with children and thrives on human companionship. Discount maxalt They have plenty of energy and can be quite hyperactive at times – a trait they inherit from both their parents.
Discount maxalt Most Puggles are a perfect mix of Pug and Beagle and will warm the hearts of anyone looking for an energetic, discount maxalt outdoor loving lapdog.
Discount maxalt Puggles History
Discount maxalt Puggles have an extremely short history, discount maxalt and very little is known about when the first cross breed took place or why. Discount maxalt What is known is that that Puggle breed originated in America, discount maxalt and a Wisconsin Puggle breeder known as Wallace Havens was the first to register a Puggle litter with the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC). Discount maxalt Havens is also credited with giving the breed its name.
Discount maxalt The Puggle, discount maxalt like all hybrid dogs, discount maxalt are bred in different ways. Discount maxalt For instance, discount maxalt Puggles may be bred as follows:
- Pug – Beagle
- Pug – Puggle
- Beagle – Puggle
- Puggle – Puggle
Discount maxalt The different combinations produce different characteristics in the dogs. Discount maxalt For instance, discount maxalt certain coat color or other physical features may be different, discount maxalt and the temperaments may vary as well depending on how many Beagle traits there is in the dog compared to Pug or vice versa. Discount maxalt Therefore, discount maxalt it’s a good idea to ask a Puggle breeder how they choose to breed their dogs and why.
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Discount maxalt The average Puggle stands about 13-15 inches at the shoulders and is approximately 15-30 pounds. Discount maxalt Some Puggles may actually be bred smaller by combining a pug with a smaller Beagle. Discount maxalt This Puggle breed is known as a “Pocket Puggle”, discount maxalt and they only differ from the regular Puggle variety in that they are slightly smaller in size, discount maxalt typically by 10 pounds.
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Discount maxalt Puggles do require a sufficient amount of exercise on a daily basis in order to keep them trim and happy. Discount maxalt They love to play and should be taken on walks (twice daily for 15 – 20 minutes) weather permitting.
Discount maxalt Grooming a Puggle is easy as they are considered a low maintenance dog. Discount maxalt They only need an occasional bath ( A few times per year), discount maxalt 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. Discount maxalt Although the Puggle does not have as many wrinkles as a Pug, discount maxalt their wrinkles and face still need to be wiped daily to ensure they are clean. Discount maxalt You also need to check and clean their ears once a week to avoid infection.
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Discount maxalt You need to keep all of the above information in mind if you are considering making a Puggle a part of your family.