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