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