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