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