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