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