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