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