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