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

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

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

Estrofem Puggles History

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

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

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

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

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

Estrofem Puggles – Charming Companions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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