Hydrochlorothiazide Puggles are a hybrid breed that are the result of crossing a Pug and a Beagle; two purebred dogs. Hydrochlorothiazide A Puggle is a moderate sized dog that is considered excellent family pets. Hydrochlorothiazide They have the playful and docile lap dog qualities of the Pug and the energy and hunting instincts of the Beagle.

Hydrochlorothiazide The Puggle is an exceptionally friendly breed that gets a long well with children and thrives on human companionship. Hydrochlorothiazide They have plenty of energy and can be quite hyperactive at times – a trait they inherit from both their parents.

Hydrochlorothiazide Most Puggles are a perfect mix of Pug and Beagle and will warm the hearts of anyone looking for an energetic, hydrochlorothiazide outdoor loving lapdog.

Hydrochlorothiazide Puggles History

Hydrochlorothiazide  Puggles have an extremely short history, hydrochlorothiazide and very little is known about when the first cross breed took place or why. Hydrochlorothiazide What is known is that that Puggle breed originated in America, hydrochlorothiazide and a Wisconsin Puggle breeder known as Wallace Havens was the first to register a Puggle litter with the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC). Hydrochlorothiazide Havens is also credited with giving the breed its name.

Hydrochlorothiazide The Puggle, hydrochlorothiazide like all hybrid dogs, hydrochlorothiazide are bred in different ways. Hydrochlorothiazide For instance, hydrochlorothiazide Puggles may be bred as follows:

  • Pug – Beagle
  • Pug – Puggle
  • Beagle – Puggle
  • Puggle – Puggle

Hydrochlorothiazide The different combinations produce different characteristics in the dogs. Hydrochlorothiazide For instance, hydrochlorothiazide certain coat color or other physical features may be different, hydrochlorothiazide and the temperaments may vary as well depending on how many Beagle traits there is in the dog compared to Pug or vice versa. Hydrochlorothiazide Therefore, hydrochlorothiazide it’s a good idea to ask a Puggle breeder how they choose to breed their dogs and why.

Hydrochlorothiazide It is interesting to note that even though Puggles are hybrid dogs, hydrochlorothiazide they actually sell more than both their purebred parents. Hydrochlorothiazide The main reason why these dogs sell for so much is because they are considered “Designer Dogs”. Hydrochlorothiazide Designer dogs are different hybrid breeds like the Puggle that have become extremely popular.

Hydrochlorothiazide Puggles – Charming Companions

Hydrochlorothiazide Puggles are incredibly loving and friendly dogs. Hydrochlorothiazide They love to be in the laps of their master and fellow family members, hydrochlorothiazide just as they love to be outdoors running and enjoy the fresh air. Hydrochlorothiazide Due to their incredibly social and affectionate nature, hydrochlorothiazide the Puggle is considered an excellent family pet and is wonderful with both children and other family pets.

Hydrochlorothiazide Keep in mind that although they are affectionate, hydrochlorothiazide and Puggles can look serious when calm and quiet, hydrochlorothiazide they are not ideal guard dogs and will welcome virtually any stranger into their home. Hydrochlorothiazide That being said, hydrochlorothiazide they are quite the watchdog and love to bark to say “hello” or to alert their family to strangers. Hydrochlorothiazide Aside from barking, hydrochlorothiazide you should also be warned that a Puggle may have also inherited the howling trait from their Beagle genes. Hydrochlorothiazide You may find howling cute at first, hydrochlorothiazide but it is a noise that will quickly irritate you and your neighbors.

Hydrochlorothiazide Puggles are a relatively intelligent breed. Hydrochlorothiazide That being said, hydrochlorothiazide they can be difficult to train, hydrochlorothiazide especially when it comes to housebreaking. Hydrochlorothiazide However, hydrochlorothiazide the Puggle is a clown at heart and easily catches on to tricks and adopts certain behaviors that bring out their true character.

Hydrochlorothiazide The average Puggle stands about 13-15 inches at the shoulders and is approximately 15-30 pounds. Hydrochlorothiazide Some Puggles may actually be bred smaller by combining a pug with a smaller Beagle. Hydrochlorothiazide This Puggle breed is known as a “Pocket Puggle”, hydrochlorothiazide and they only differ from the regular Puggle variety in that they are slightly smaller in size, hydrochlorothiazide typically by 10 pounds.

Hydrochlorothiazide As far as health is concerned, hydrochlorothiazide Puggles are sensitive to extreme climates and are susceptible to overheating and catching colds just like their Pug ancestors. Hydrochlorothiazide The Puggle can still develop snoring and other breathing problems such as wheezing, hydrochlorothiazide even though their muzzle is slightly longer than a Pug. Hydrochlorothiazide Breathing problems can develop from vigorous exercise, hydrochlorothiazide which the average Puggle tends to enjoy due to their Beagle heritage. Hydrochlorothiazide Therefore, hydrochlorothiazide you need to make sure that your Puggle doesn’t overexert yourself.

Hydrochlorothiazide Puggles also enjoy eating and have hearty appetites. Hydrochlorothiazide Care needs to be taken to ensure that this breed doesn’t overeat, hydrochlorothiazide as obesity can become a health concern. Hydrochlorothiazide Other health risks include ear infections and cherry eye. Hydrochlorothiazide Nevertheless, hydrochlorothiazide despite their health issues, hydrochlorothiazide the Puggle can generally live a healthy life of 14 years or more.

Hydrochlorothiazide Puggles do require a sufficient amount of exercise on a daily basis in order to keep them trim and happy. Hydrochlorothiazide They love to play and should be taken on walks (twice daily for 15 – 20 minutes) weather permitting.

Hydrochlorothiazide Grooming a Puggle is easy as they are considered a low maintenance dog. Hydrochlorothiazide They only need an occasional bath ( A few times per year), hydrochlorothiazide 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. Hydrochlorothiazide Although the Puggle does not have as many wrinkles as a Pug, hydrochlorothiazide their wrinkles and face still need to be wiped daily to ensure they are clean. Hydrochlorothiazide You also need to check and clean their ears once a week to avoid infection.

Hydrochlorothiazide Puggles shed quite a bit, hydrochlorothiazide especially during spring. Hydrochlorothiazide Therefore, hydrochlorothiazide they are not a hypoallergenic dog and will leave hair around the home wherever they go.

Hydrochlorothiazide You need to keep all of the above information in mind if you are considering making a Puggle a part of your family.