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