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