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