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

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

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

Maxidex Puggles History

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

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

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

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

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

Maxidex Puggles – Charming Companions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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