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