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