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

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

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

Surfont Puggles History

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

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

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

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

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

Surfont Puggles – Charming Companions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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