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