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