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Refreshing cucumber soap Puggles are a hybrid breed that are the result of crossing a Pug and a Beagle; two purebred dogs. Refreshing cucumber soap A Puggle is a moderate sized dog that is considered excellent family pets. Refreshing cucumber soap They have the playful and docile lap dog qualities of the Pug and the energy and hunting instincts of the Beagle.

Refreshing cucumber soap The Puggle is an exceptionally friendly breed that gets a long well with children and thrives on human companionship. Refreshing cucumber soap They have plenty of energy and can be quite hyperactive at times – a trait they inherit from both their parents.

Refreshing cucumber soap Most Puggles are a perfect mix of Pug and Beagle and will warm the hearts of anyone looking for an energetic, refreshing cucumber soap outdoor loving lapdog.

Refreshing cucumber soap Puggles History

Refreshing cucumber soap  Puggles have an extremely short history, refreshing cucumber soap and very little is known about when the first cross breed took place or why. Refreshing cucumber soap What is known is that that Puggle breed originated in America, refreshing cucumber soap and a Wisconsin Puggle breeder known as Wallace Havens was the first to register a Puggle litter with the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC). Refreshing cucumber soap Havens is also credited with giving the breed its name.

Refreshing cucumber soap The Puggle, refreshing cucumber soap like all hybrid dogs, refreshing cucumber soap are bred in different ways. Refreshing cucumber soap For instance, refreshing cucumber soap Puggles may be bred as follows:

  • Pug – Beagle
  • Pug – Puggle
  • Beagle – Puggle
  • Puggle – Puggle

Refreshing cucumber soap The different combinations produce different characteristics in the dogs. Refreshing cucumber soap For instance, refreshing cucumber soap certain coat color or other physical features may be different, refreshing cucumber soap and the temperaments may vary as well depending on how many Beagle traits there is in the dog compared to Pug or vice versa. Refreshing cucumber soap Therefore, refreshing cucumber soap it’s a good idea to ask a Puggle breeder how they choose to breed their dogs and why.

Refreshing cucumber soap It is interesting to note that even though Puggles are hybrid dogs, refreshing cucumber soap they actually sell more than both their purebred parents. Refreshing cucumber soap The main reason why these dogs sell for so much is because they are considered “Designer Dogs”. Refreshing cucumber soap Designer dogs are different hybrid breeds like the Puggle that have become extremely popular.

Refreshing cucumber soap Puggles – Charming Companions

Refreshing cucumber soap Puggles are incredibly loving and friendly dogs. Refreshing cucumber soap They love to be in the laps of their master and fellow family members, refreshing cucumber soap just as they love to be outdoors running and enjoy the fresh air. Refreshing cucumber soap Due to their incredibly social and affectionate nature, refreshing cucumber soap the Puggle is considered an excellent family pet and is wonderful with both children and other family pets.

Refreshing cucumber soap Keep in mind that although they are affectionate, refreshing cucumber soap and Puggles can look serious when calm and quiet, refreshing cucumber soap they are not ideal guard dogs and will welcome virtually any stranger into their home. Refreshing cucumber soap That being said, refreshing cucumber soap they are quite the watchdog and love to bark to say “hello” or to alert their family to strangers. Refreshing cucumber soap Aside from barking, refreshing cucumber soap you should also be warned that a Puggle may have also inherited the howling trait from their Beagle genes. Refreshing cucumber soap You may find howling cute at first, refreshing cucumber soap but it is a noise that will quickly irritate you and your neighbors.

Refreshing cucumber soap Puggles are a relatively intelligent breed. Refreshing cucumber soap That being said, refreshing cucumber soap they can be difficult to train, refreshing cucumber soap especially when it comes to housebreaking. Refreshing cucumber soap However, refreshing cucumber soap the Puggle is a clown at heart and easily catches on to tricks and adopts certain behaviors that bring out their true character.

Refreshing cucumber soap The average Puggle stands about 13-15 inches at the shoulders and is approximately 15-30 pounds. Refreshing cucumber soap Some Puggles may actually be bred smaller by combining a pug with a smaller Beagle. Refreshing cucumber soap This Puggle breed is known as a “Pocket Puggle”, refreshing cucumber soap and they only differ from the regular Puggle variety in that they are slightly smaller in size, refreshing cucumber soap typically by 10 pounds.

Refreshing cucumber soap As far as health is concerned, refreshing cucumber soap Puggles are sensitive to extreme climates and are susceptible to overheating and catching colds just like their Pug ancestors. Refreshing cucumber soap The Puggle can still develop snoring and other breathing problems such as wheezing, refreshing cucumber soap even though their muzzle is slightly longer than a Pug. Refreshing cucumber soap Breathing problems can develop from vigorous exercise, refreshing cucumber soap which the average Puggle tends to enjoy due to their Beagle heritage. Refreshing cucumber soap Therefore, refreshing cucumber soap you need to make sure that your Puggle doesn’t overexert yourself.

Refreshing cucumber soap Puggles also enjoy eating and have hearty appetites. Refreshing cucumber soap Care needs to be taken to ensure that this breed doesn’t overeat, refreshing cucumber soap as obesity can become a health concern. Refreshing cucumber soap Other health risks include ear infections and cherry eye. Refreshing cucumber soap Nevertheless, refreshing cucumber soap despite their health issues, refreshing cucumber soap the Puggle can generally live a healthy life of 14 years or more.

Refreshing cucumber soap Puggles do require a sufficient amount of exercise on a daily basis in order to keep them trim and happy. Refreshing cucumber soap They love to play and should be taken on walks (twice daily for 15 – 20 minutes) weather permitting.

Refreshing cucumber soap Grooming a Puggle is easy as they are considered a low maintenance dog. Refreshing cucumber soap They only need an occasional bath ( A few times per year), refreshing cucumber soap 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. Refreshing cucumber soap Although the Puggle does not have as many wrinkles as a Pug, refreshing cucumber soap their wrinkles and face still need to be wiped daily to ensure they are clean. Refreshing cucumber soap You also need to check and clean their ears once a week to avoid infection.

Refreshing cucumber soap Puggles shed quite a bit, refreshing cucumber soap especially during spring. Refreshing cucumber soap Therefore, refreshing cucumber soap they are not a hypoallergenic dog and will leave hair around the home wherever they go.

Refreshing cucumber soap You need to keep all of the above information in mind if you are considering making a Puggle a part of your family.