Meet the Puggle…
The Puggle is what you call a Hybrid Dog or Mixed-Breed Dog. He is a mix between the adorable Pug and the Beagle. Two totally different dog breeds which have a reputation for creating cute puppies which are very popular everywhere around the world, so it’s no surprise that the Puggle is popular too.
That combined with the…
Fact that these guys are very friendly dog, always looking to make people happy, comfortable around people and is a natural people-pleaser. It’s no wonder why more and more of these guys seem to be appear at the local dog parts.
Oh, and did we mention…
They’re great around kids? If not, we definitely should have because not only are Puggles great with kids, kids love this adorable little dog too! He is a perfect playmate for them, and likes nothing more than to be a part of their games. There is a playful side to his personality that makes him so very cute.
We should point out that Puggles are not particularly easy to train. They are intelligent for sure, and wants to make you happy, but they are not always receptive to your commands. That’s why the training and socialization should begin as early as possible, when he is just a puppy.
Apart from that…
This Pug Beagle Mix is a robust, healthy dog with a happy, playful personality. He is funny and does things that make everyone in the family laugh. He is just as adorable as the Purebred Pug and is as active and energetic as a Beagle.
If you are thinking about getting a Puggle, you may want to compare these guys to the Pitbull Beagle Mix and other mixed breed dogs as well. You see, the Puggle is a medium-sized dog. But there are other types of Puggle, such as the Pocket Puggles, which are smaller in size. He is hard to miss with his familiar Black Mask and short nose.
But be warned…
You see, the thing about Designer Dog Breeds such as the Puggle is that there is no way to tell which side of their family dominates – the Pug or the Beagle. This is the case with every designer breed. That’s why no two hybrid dogs or designer dogs are perfectly alike.
What’s important here…
…Is the experience of the dog breeders. You must always buy a designer breed from reputable breeders, and not from a puppy mill.
Good dog breeders run an ethical breeding program where they watch out for the dog’s interest. They are not in this just to make money.
Read the rest of this article for more interesting facts about this designer dog breed.
Puggle Fast Facts
Country of Origin: United States
Original Purpose: Companionship
Height: 8 to 15 inches
Weight: 15 to 30 pounds
Dog Breed Classification: “Hybrid” or “Designer” dog breeds are not officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC)
Life Span: 12 to 14 years
Origin of the Puggle Dog Breed
Where did the Puggle come from?
The Puggle is a designer dog breed or a hybrid dog that was first bred in the United States in the 1980s. We don’t know who first bred them and how they were bred – it could be completely accidental, rather than planned.
But what we know is this…
The Puggle became popular among dog owners around the 1990s. It became a household name in the 2000s and the #1 crossbred dog on the popularity charts.
As we mentioned before, the American Kennel Club steadfastly refuses to recognize the Puggle as it is a crossbred dog or a mixed-breed, rather than a purebred dog breed. Well, never mind AKC, we like the Puggle anyway!
There is no particular breed standard for the Puggle. Puggles weigh in the range of 10 to 30 pounds and are between 10 to 15 inches in height. That’s a big range. Small-sized Puggles are called as Pocket Puggles.
Puggles are mixed breed dogs which means they have characteristics of both the Pug and the Beetle. It’s hard to tell which side manifests itself more forcefully.
A “typical Puggle”…
Will have a black mask and white markings on the face. It may have the wrinkles of a Pug and a short nose. It could have a short and silky double coat that could come in different colors such as black, lemon, tan and red.
The good news is…
That Puggles have minimal grooming requirements although they do shed moderately. But they have a soft palette, which is why you should provide them with only high-quality dog food.
Temperament and Personality
Puggles are happy, playful and active dogs. They are loving and affectionate creatures, full of energy. They are the sort of dogs that wag their tails at complete strangers.
They have been bred…
To bring joy and happiness everywhere they go. They are funny and cute and love cuddling with you in bed, or snoozing in your lap.
But be careful…
Because these little guys will crave attention and can sulk when you ignore them. They expect you to pet them to sleep! These are adorable little pets that are just like children in many ways.
The Puggle can be quite a barker. For such a little dog, he does have a big voice and can wake up everyone in the neighborhood when he is upset about something.
This generally happens when he is left alone for too long, is hungry or thirsty, or hasn’t had enough exercise for a while.
The Puggle is a healthy mixed-breed dog with a very good life expectancy of 12 to 14 years. But there is always a chance that he could inherit certain genetic disorders or health problems from his parents – the Pug and the Beagle.
Specifically, the Puggle could suffer from…
- Hip Dysplasia
- Patellar Luxation
- Cherry Eye.
- Stenotic Nares
Stenotic Nares is a dangerous breathing disorder during which the dog finds it impossible to breed. This is a life-threatening condition.
This is why…
We here at IndulgeYourPet also recommend that any new pet owner take a moment and see what it might cost for you to purchase a pet insurance policy for your new animal.
Now will a pet insurance policy be right for everyone?
No, probably not. But until you fully understand what these policies “will” and “won’t” cover and how much these pet insurance policies cost, how will you know if one might be right for you?
For more information on who we feel currently offers the “best” pet insurance policies out there, we would encourage you to check out our Best Pet Insurance Policies article.