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