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