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