What is a puggle? Puggles are a mixed-breed dog with a Pug Father and a Beagle Mother. Puggle crossbreeds were first bred in the state of Wisconsin, where dog breeder Wallace Haven experimented with various crossbreeds in the 1980s. Haven is also credited with creating the name Puggle. pug·gle (pug'gle) n. A small hybrid breed of dog created by mating a male pug and a female beagle; thereby producing an energetic hound having a thickset body, a short-haired smooth coat of fawn, tan, and black coloring, a deeply wrinkled forehead, short legs, a curled tail and drooping ears.
Size Puggles generally grow to be 15-25 lbs. and approximately 13-15 inches at the shoulder. Puggles can, of course be upward of 30 lbs, or as small as 12 lbs. This depends on many factors such as the size of the parents, as well as the size of the litter. Coat Puggles' coat consists of short hairs. Puggles come in a wide range of colors. Fawn Puggles are the most common, but some are tan, black, white, or tri-colored. Generally first generation Puggles are fawn with a black mask originating in the Pugs genes. Variations generally occur in second generation Puggles. Character Puggles are sweet-tempered, playful, very intelligent, social, and affectionate. Puggles truly do inherit the best of the Pug and Beagle and the combination makes for a truly remarkable pet. Temperament This breed gets along well with children, other dogs, and other household pets. Care Puggles require low maintenance. The occasional bath, nail clipping, and ear cleaning are all that is required. Activity Level Puggles have a good amount of energy and love to play. They enjoy going on walks and running around. Puggles also love their downtime. They are really good lap dogs and love to cuddle up to you. Training This hybrid is very easy to train. Puggles can learn all basic commands including: sit, down, stay, settle, take it, leave it, fetch, roll over, and come. These dogs are small enough that you can even train them to use a litter box. They are good listeners and like to please. Shedding Puggles do shed as all dogs do. Their short hair and small size seem to minimize the problem. Barking Puggles do bark. Some more than others. In our experience, though, the Puggle barks remarkably little, especially if discouraged early on. Allergies A Puggle is not a hypoallergenic dog. Howling Some Puggles do howl on occasion. They can inherit this trait from the beagle genes. This is not common however and, as mentioned earlier, this can be minimized by discouraging the behavior early on. Life Expectancy Puggles life expectancy is 10 - 15 years with the average life span closer to 15 years.
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