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