Q200 Puggles are a hybrid breed that are the result of crossing a Pug and a Beagle; two purebred dogs. Q200 A Puggle is a moderate sized dog that is considered excellent family pets. Q200 They have the playful and docile lap dog qualities of the Pug and the energy and hunting instincts of the Beagle.
Q200 The Puggle is an exceptionally friendly breed that gets a long well with children and thrives on human companionship. Q200 They have plenty of energy and can be quite hyperactive at times – a trait they inherit from both their parents.
Q200 Most Puggles are a perfect mix of Pug and Beagle and will warm the hearts of anyone looking for an energetic, q200 outdoor loving lapdog.
Q200 Puggles History
Q200 Puggles have an extremely short history, q200 and very little is known about when the first cross breed took place or why. Q200 What is known is that that Puggle breed originated in America, q200 and a Wisconsin Puggle breeder known as Wallace Havens was the first to register a Puggle litter with the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC). Q200 Havens is also credited with giving the breed its name.
Q200 The Puggle, q200 like all hybrid dogs, q200 are bred in different ways. Q200 For instance, q200 Puggles may be bred as follows:
- Pug – Beagle
- Pug – Puggle
- Beagle – Puggle
- Puggle – Puggle
Q200 The different combinations produce different characteristics in the dogs. Q200 For instance, q200 certain coat color or other physical features may be different, q200 and the temperaments may vary as well depending on how many Beagle traits there is in the dog compared to Pug or vice versa. Q200 Therefore, q200 it’s a good idea to ask a Puggle breeder how they choose to breed their dogs and why.
Q200 It is interesting to note that even though Puggles are hybrid dogs, q200 they actually sell more than both their purebred parents. Q200 The main reason why these dogs sell for so much is because they are considered “Designer Dogs”. Q200 Designer dogs are different hybrid breeds like the Puggle that have become extremely popular.
Q200 Puggles – Charming Companions
Q200 Puggles are incredibly loving and friendly dogs. Q200 They love to be in the laps of their master and fellow family members, q200 just as they love to be outdoors running and enjoy the fresh air. Q200 Due to their incredibly social and affectionate nature, q200 the Puggle is considered an excellent family pet and is wonderful with both children and other family pets.
Q200 Keep in mind that although they are affectionate, q200 and Puggles can look serious when calm and quiet, q200 they are not ideal guard dogs and will welcome virtually any stranger into their home. Q200 That being said, q200 they are quite the watchdog and love to bark to say “hello” or to alert their family to strangers. Q200 Aside from barking, q200 you should also be warned that a Puggle may have also inherited the howling trait from their Beagle genes. Q200 You may find howling cute at first, q200 but it is a noise that will quickly irritate you and your neighbors.
Q200 Puggles are a relatively intelligent breed. Q200 That being said, q200 they can be difficult to train, q200 especially when it comes to housebreaking. Q200 However, q200 the Puggle is a clown at heart and easily catches on to tricks and adopts certain behaviors that bring out their true character.
Q200 The average Puggle stands about 13-15 inches at the shoulders and is approximately 15-30 pounds. Q200 Some Puggles may actually be bred smaller by combining a pug with a smaller Beagle. Q200 This Puggle breed is known as a “Pocket Puggle”, q200 and they only differ from the regular Puggle variety in that they are slightly smaller in size, q200 typically by 10 pounds.
Q200 As far as health is concerned, q200 Puggles are sensitive to extreme climates and are susceptible to overheating and catching colds just like their Pug ancestors. Q200 The Puggle can still develop snoring and other breathing problems such as wheezing, q200 even though their muzzle is slightly longer than a Pug. Q200 Breathing problems can develop from vigorous exercise, q200 which the average Puggle tends to enjoy due to their Beagle heritage. Q200 Therefore, q200 you need to make sure that your Puggle doesn’t overexert yourself.
Q200 Puggles also enjoy eating and have hearty appetites. Q200 Care needs to be taken to ensure that this breed doesn’t overeat, q200 as obesity can become a health concern. Q200 Other health risks include ear infections and cherry eye. Q200 Nevertheless, q200 despite their health issues, q200 the Puggle can generally live a healthy life of 14 years or more.
Q200 Puggles do require a sufficient amount of exercise on a daily basis in order to keep them trim and happy. Q200 They love to play and should be taken on walks (twice daily for 15 – 20 minutes) weather permitting.
Q200 Grooming a Puggle is easy as they are considered a low maintenance dog. Q200 They only need an occasional bath ( A few times per year), q200 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. Q200 Although the Puggle does not have as many wrinkles as a Pug, q200 their wrinkles and face still need to be wiped daily to ensure they are clean. Q200 You also need to check and clean their ears once a week to avoid infection.
Q200 Puggles shed quite a bit, q200 especially during spring. Q200 Therefore, q200 they are not a hypoallergenic dog and will leave hair around the home wherever they go.
Q200 You need to keep all of the above information in mind if you are considering making a Puggle a part of your family.