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