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