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