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