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

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

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

Hydroxyurea Puggles History

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

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

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

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

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

Hydroxyurea Puggles – Charming Companions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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