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