What is a Puggle
The Puggle is a cute looking designer dog developed by crossing two popular breeds, the Pug and Beagle. It is a fun loving dog who does very well with kids and can make an excellent family companion.
What does a Puggle look like
Being a crossbreed, it appears half like Beagle and half like a pug. Its wrinkly appearance relates to its Pug parent. Rest of its physical features resembles the Beagle which includes a long muzzle, hanging ears, and a curved tail.
How long do Puggles live
The average life expectancy of a Puggle is around 10 to 15 years.
How Big Do Puggles Get
A full-grown Puggle can attain a height of 13 to 15 inches tall at the shoulder. The Toy-size Puggle's size is normally smaller than 13 inches. The weight of a standard Puggle is 18 to 30 pounds and Toy Puggle weighs 8 to 17 pounds.
Pictures Of Puggles
|Other names||Beagle-Pug mix|
|Coat||Double coat (short and smooth)- Undercoat: short, dense; topcoat: slightly long|
|Color||Red, fawn, lemon, black, tan (few individual dogs may have black face mask like the Pug)|
|Average lifespan/Expectancy||10 to 15 years|
|Height||7 - 15 inches|
|Weight||15 - 30 lbs|
|Temperament||Outgoing, affectionate, friendly, playful, sometimes stubborn|
|Good with children||Yes|
|Climate Compatibility||Sensitivity to extreme climatic conditions (Intolerant to excessive heat, cold or humidity)|
|Bark||Moderate to high (Similar to Beagle)|
|Shedding||Moderate to high|
|Competitive Registration Qualification/Information||DDKC, IDCR , ACHC, DBR, DRA,|
Puggles vs. Pocket Puggles
The Puggle is already a small size mix of the Pug and Beagle, the Pocket Puggles are a miniature version of the same. The Pocket Puggle weighs below 15 pounds and it is height is under 10 inches. The Pocket Puggles are considered undesirable as they have more chances of inheriting genetic defects.
In the 1980s, a Wisconsin breeder naming Wallace Havens bred the first Puggle. He was the first to name this breed and to register this crossbreed with the American Canine Hybrid Club. Before Havens, few other breeders too tried their luck in the 1980s to develop and create this breed. By the year 2000, the puggles were sold to the people who wanted to have different, distinctive dog.
Temperament and Personality
These are intelligent dogs and make a great family companion. Their pleasant demeanor makes them an excellent choice for homes having children and other pets. This dog is suitable for those who are owning a dog for the first time. They are affectionate, charming and have a great love for cuddles.
The dog’s personality and behavior can show a blend of characteristics from its Pug and Beagle parent. It has an inherent sniffing tendency of a Beagle with its active and inquisitive nature. Similar to the Pug, it has got a great land speed and an adorable, companionable disposition. It is friendly with babies and older children which makes it a perfect playmate companion.
They like to spend time on the master’s lap and snuggle with them on their bed. Leaving the dog alone for a long time can trigger separation anxiety in it.
It may at times act stubborn and display its independent nature like its parents breed. Though not a guard dog, it may bark and howl like a Beagle which can pose a problem in apartment life. The dog’s behavior can be unpredictable as it has chasing instinct like Beagle and can chase small animals.
These dogs require moderate exercise regularly. You can take them out for a brisk walk clubbed with outdoor playtime. Excessive running or exhausting games are not suitable for them. Leash the dogs on taking them outside.
The shedding of this dog can range from moderate to high. Use a rubber curry brush to comb their short coat on a weekly basis. Brush the dog regularly during the shedding season to get rid of dead hair. Clean its eyes and ears along with brushing its teeth regularly. Clip the nails one or two times a week.
These dogs might be cute and intelligent; their stubborn nature can make the training quite a challenge for you. These dogs need a firm trainer who will remain consistent and adopt positive reinforcement methods for training.
Imparting obedience training is the foremost thing you should do. It is vital for containing the dog's inherent destructive habits like digging, chewing, continuous barking, and wandering around. Engage them in some activities to keep them busy. It will help in diverting their mind from the destructive actions. Make them understand to the command “NO” specifically. It will stop the dog’s barking or digging instantly the moment it hears your voice in a loud and clear tone.
To get over its separation anxiety, impart crate training to your Beagle and Pug mix dog. Let the dog develop the habit of staying alone in the carte for some time right from its puppyhood. Make the crate a bit homely for the dog by keeping its favorite toys and a warm blanket. Start keeping the dog inside the crate alone for a short period. Increase the time span gradually of keeping the dog in the crate. Associate the words like “In’ or “Kennel” for your dog to understand. It will help the dog realize that you are asking him to get inside the crate.
Housetrain (housebreak) your Puggle dog to regularize its toilet schedule. Select an area first where you want your dog to attend its nature call. Take the dog to the selected site of yours every morning and alternatively in two hours for the entire day. Reward the dog on housebreaking in your chosen spot and encourage him to do it every day at the same location without showing any obstinacy.
These dogs love eating and can literally munch on throughout the day. The issue is that can consume a large quantity of food which can make them obese and unhealthy. Keeping that in mind, you should be a little watchful on their daily intake. Select those foods for this dog which has essential nutrients like Vitamin C, E, fats, and amino acids. High-quality dry dog food of reputed brands can be a good option too. You can provide the Puggle home cooked food like a combination of boiled vegetables and meat in a measured amount. Divide the meal into two or three smaller portions. It will allow the dog to eat its meals several times in a day.
It is a crossbreed dog, a mix of Beagle and Pug.
They are energetic dogs and daily exercise like brisk walk clubbed with 15 minutes of playtime will be great for them.
These dogs need regular brushing to get rid of loose or dead hair.
It can show some traits of stubbornness like its parent breeds.
The Puggle does well with children of all age and can make an excellent family pet.
They can very well adjust to apartment living condition.