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