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