Vepesid Puggles are a hybrid breed that are the result of crossing a Pug and a Beagle; two purebred dogs. Vepesid A Puggle is a moderate sized dog that is considered excellent family pets. Vepesid They have the playful and docile lap dog qualities of the Pug and the energy and hunting instincts of the Beagle.

Vepesid The Puggle is an exceptionally friendly breed that gets a long well with children and thrives on human companionship. Vepesid They have plenty of energy and can be quite hyperactive at times – a trait they inherit from both their parents.

Vepesid Most Puggles are a perfect mix of Pug and Beagle and will warm the hearts of anyone looking for an energetic, vepesid outdoor loving lapdog.

Vepesid Puggles History

Vepesid  Puggles have an extremely short history, vepesid and very little is known about when the first cross breed took place or why. Vepesid What is known is that that Puggle breed originated in America, vepesid and a Wisconsin Puggle breeder known as Wallace Havens was the first to register a Puggle litter with the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC). Vepesid Havens is also credited with giving the breed its name.

Vepesid The Puggle, vepesid like all hybrid dogs, vepesid are bred in different ways. Vepesid For instance, vepesid Puggles may be bred as follows:

  • Pug – Beagle
  • Pug – Puggle
  • Beagle – Puggle
  • Puggle – Puggle

Vepesid The different combinations produce different characteristics in the dogs. Vepesid For instance, vepesid certain coat color or other physical features may be different, vepesid and the temperaments may vary as well depending on how many Beagle traits there is in the dog compared to Pug or vice versa. Vepesid Therefore, vepesid it’s a good idea to ask a Puggle breeder how they choose to breed their dogs and why.

Vepesid It is interesting to note that even though Puggles are hybrid dogs, vepesid they actually sell more than both their purebred parents. Vepesid The main reason why these dogs sell for so much is because they are considered “Designer Dogs”. Vepesid Designer dogs are different hybrid breeds like the Puggle that have become extremely popular.

Vepesid Puggles – Charming Companions

Vepesid Puggles are incredibly loving and friendly dogs. Vepesid They love to be in the laps of their master and fellow family members, vepesid just as they love to be outdoors running and enjoy the fresh air. Vepesid Due to their incredibly social and affectionate nature, vepesid the Puggle is considered an excellent family pet and is wonderful with both children and other family pets.

Vepesid Keep in mind that although they are affectionate, vepesid and Puggles can look serious when calm and quiet, vepesid they are not ideal guard dogs and will welcome virtually any stranger into their home. Vepesid That being said, vepesid they are quite the watchdog and love to bark to say “hello” or to alert their family to strangers. Vepesid Aside from barking, vepesid you should also be warned that a Puggle may have also inherited the howling trait from their Beagle genes. Vepesid You may find howling cute at first, vepesid but it is a noise that will quickly irritate you and your neighbors.

Vepesid Puggles are a relatively intelligent breed. Vepesid That being said, vepesid they can be difficult to train, vepesid especially when it comes to housebreaking. Vepesid However, vepesid the Puggle is a clown at heart and easily catches on to tricks and adopts certain behaviors that bring out their true character.

Vepesid The average Puggle stands about 13-15 inches at the shoulders and is approximately 15-30 pounds. Vepesid Some Puggles may actually be bred smaller by combining a pug with a smaller Beagle. Vepesid This Puggle breed is known as a “Pocket Puggle”, vepesid and they only differ from the regular Puggle variety in that they are slightly smaller in size, vepesid typically by 10 pounds.

Vepesid As far as health is concerned, vepesid Puggles are sensitive to extreme climates and are susceptible to overheating and catching colds just like their Pug ancestors. Vepesid The Puggle can still develop snoring and other breathing problems such as wheezing, vepesid even though their muzzle is slightly longer than a Pug. Vepesid Breathing problems can develop from vigorous exercise, vepesid which the average Puggle tends to enjoy due to their Beagle heritage. Vepesid Therefore, vepesid you need to make sure that your Puggle doesn’t overexert yourself.

Vepesid Puggles also enjoy eating and have hearty appetites. Vepesid Care needs to be taken to ensure that this breed doesn’t overeat, vepesid as obesity can become a health concern. Vepesid Other health risks include ear infections and cherry eye. Vepesid Nevertheless, vepesid despite their health issues, vepesid the Puggle can generally live a healthy life of 14 years or more.

Vepesid Puggles do require a sufficient amount of exercise on a daily basis in order to keep them trim and happy. Vepesid They love to play and should be taken on walks (twice daily for 15 – 20 minutes) weather permitting.

Vepesid Grooming a Puggle is easy as they are considered a low maintenance dog. Vepesid They only need an occasional bath ( A few times per year), vepesid 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. Vepesid Although the Puggle does not have as many wrinkles as a Pug, vepesid their wrinkles and face still need to be wiped daily to ensure they are clean. Vepesid You also need to check and clean their ears once a week to avoid infection.

Vepesid Puggles shed quite a bit, vepesid especially during spring. Vepesid Therefore, vepesid they are not a hypoallergenic dog and will leave hair around the home wherever they go.

Vepesid You need to keep all of the above information in mind if you are considering making a Puggle a part of your family.