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