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