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