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

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

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

Latisse Puggles History

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

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

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

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

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

Latisse Puggles – Charming Companions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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