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

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

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

Lutein Puggles History

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

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

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

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

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

Lutein Puggles – Charming Companions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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