Q300 Puggles are a hybrid breed that are the result of crossing a Pug and a Beagle; two purebred dogs. Q300 A Puggle is a moderate sized dog that is considered excellent family pets. Q300 They have the playful and docile lap dog qualities of the Pug and the energy and hunting instincts of the Beagle.
Q300 The Puggle is an exceptionally friendly breed that gets a long well with children and thrives on human companionship. Q300 They have plenty of energy and can be quite hyperactive at times – a trait they inherit from both their parents.
Q300 Most Puggles are a perfect mix of Pug and Beagle and will warm the hearts of anyone looking for an energetic, q300 outdoor loving lapdog.
Q300 Puggles History
Q300 Puggles have an extremely short history, q300 and very little is known about when the first cross breed took place or why. Q300 What is known is that that Puggle breed originated in America, q300 and a Wisconsin Puggle breeder known as Wallace Havens was the first to register a Puggle litter with the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC). Q300 Havens is also credited with giving the breed its name.
Q300 The Puggle, q300 like all hybrid dogs, q300 are bred in different ways. Q300 For instance, q300 Puggles may be bred as follows:
- Pug – Beagle
- Pug – Puggle
- Beagle – Puggle
- Puggle – Puggle
Q300 The different combinations produce different characteristics in the dogs. Q300 For instance, q300 certain coat color or other physical features may be different, q300 and the temperaments may vary as well depending on how many Beagle traits there is in the dog compared to Pug or vice versa. Q300 Therefore, q300 it’s a good idea to ask a Puggle breeder how they choose to breed their dogs and why.
Q300 It is interesting to note that even though Puggles are hybrid dogs, q300 they actually sell more than both their purebred parents. Q300 The main reason why these dogs sell for so much is because they are considered “Designer Dogs”. Q300 Designer dogs are different hybrid breeds like the Puggle that have become extremely popular.
Q300 Puggles – Charming Companions
Q300 Puggles are incredibly loving and friendly dogs. Q300 They love to be in the laps of their master and fellow family members, q300 just as they love to be outdoors running and enjoy the fresh air. Q300 Due to their incredibly social and affectionate nature, q300 the Puggle is considered an excellent family pet and is wonderful with both children and other family pets.
Q300 Keep in mind that although they are affectionate, q300 and Puggles can look serious when calm and quiet, q300 they are not ideal guard dogs and will welcome virtually any stranger into their home. Q300 That being said, q300 they are quite the watchdog and love to bark to say “hello” or to alert their family to strangers. Q300 Aside from barking, q300 you should also be warned that a Puggle may have also inherited the howling trait from their Beagle genes. Q300 You may find howling cute at first, q300 but it is a noise that will quickly irritate you and your neighbors.
Q300 Puggles are a relatively intelligent breed. Q300 That being said, q300 they can be difficult to train, q300 especially when it comes to housebreaking. Q300 However, q300 the Puggle is a clown at heart and easily catches on to tricks and adopts certain behaviors that bring out their true character.
Q300 The average Puggle stands about 13-15 inches at the shoulders and is approximately 15-30 pounds. Q300 Some Puggles may actually be bred smaller by combining a pug with a smaller Beagle. Q300 This Puggle breed is known as a “Pocket Puggle”, q300 and they only differ from the regular Puggle variety in that they are slightly smaller in size, q300 typically by 10 pounds.
Q300 As far as health is concerned, q300 Puggles are sensitive to extreme climates and are susceptible to overheating and catching colds just like their Pug ancestors. Q300 The Puggle can still develop snoring and other breathing problems such as wheezing, q300 even though their muzzle is slightly longer than a Pug. Q300 Breathing problems can develop from vigorous exercise, q300 which the average Puggle tends to enjoy due to their Beagle heritage. Q300 Therefore, q300 you need to make sure that your Puggle doesn’t overexert yourself.
Q300 Puggles also enjoy eating and have hearty appetites. Q300 Care needs to be taken to ensure that this breed doesn’t overeat, q300 as obesity can become a health concern. Q300 Other health risks include ear infections and cherry eye. Q300 Nevertheless, q300 despite their health issues, q300 the Puggle can generally live a healthy life of 14 years or more.
Q300 Puggles do require a sufficient amount of exercise on a daily basis in order to keep them trim and happy. Q300 They love to play and should be taken on walks (twice daily for 15 – 20 minutes) weather permitting.
Q300 Grooming a Puggle is easy as they are considered a low maintenance dog. Q300 They only need an occasional bath ( A few times per year), q300 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. Q300 Although the Puggle does not have as many wrinkles as a Pug, q300 their wrinkles and face still need to be wiped daily to ensure they are clean. Q300 You also need to check and clean their ears once a week to avoid infection.
Q300 Puggles shed quite a bit, q300 especially during spring. Q300 Therefore, q300 they are not a hypoallergenic dog and will leave hair around the home wherever they go.
Q300 You need to keep all of the above information in mind if you are considering making a Puggle a part of your family.