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

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

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

Stattera Puggles History

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

Stattera The Puggle, stattera like all hybrid dogs, stattera are bred in different ways. Stattera For instance, stattera Puggles may be bred as follows:

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

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

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

Stattera Puggles – Charming Companions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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