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