Type: Cross Breed Companion
Height: 10-15 inches
Weight: 15-30 pounds; The Puggle can also be bred as Toy Puggles, weighing between 8-17 pounds
Life Span: Between 10 and 15 years, depending on their parent’s health and lifespan.
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Watch-dog: Medium - Barks and howls, but not aggressive
Guard-dog: Low, very friendly toward strangers
Description: A Puggle is a hybrid that is a cross-breed of a Pug and a Beagle and may demonstrate any combination of traits from those two breeds. Hybrids have become very popular in the past few years. They play a big role in the current designer dog trend. The experimentation of these hybrid or designer dogs has not been recognized by the American Kennel Club or Canadian Kennel Club. The key to cross breeding to purebred dogs is what is called hybrid vigor, the breeding resulting in a healthier dog with superior genetic constitution can come from dogs purebred for so long that they have common genetic disorders. Some of the characteristics of a Puggle is their wrinkled face, short legs and a short, stout body. The Puggle is a little smaller than a regular Beagle. Puggles will have a curled tail like the Pug dog, but the droopy ears of the beagle. Their eyes will usually resemble of the Beagle’s eyes and the legs can be long or short. A Puggle is not the best dogs for allergy sufferers. Some Puggles can be barkers, and like Beagles, can also be prone to howling. They are a great breed for apartment living because of their size and have become quite popular in New York City.
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Colors: Colors vary from fawn, black, silver and sometimes a white or brown body.
Coat: Like pugs and beagles, their coats are course, short and think.
Temperament: A friendly little dog with a great personality. Affectionate and a good playmate for adults and children. Generally calm and have a good nature.
With Children: Yes, the Puggle is great with children.
With Pets: Generally gets along with other pets.
Care and Training: Brush regularly to avoid shedding. Likes regular walks, but enjoys active playtime. Puggles are of average intelligence and can be easy to train. However, much of their training depends on the parents they were bred from.
Learning Rate: Moderate-High
Special Needs: Fenced yard, leash, socialization, and training.
Living Environment: They enjoy brisk walks, running and even swimming.
Health Issues: Can have some breathing issues like the Pug, but the Puggle usually inherits an elongated snout from the Beagle, which reduces breathing problems often associated with the Pug breed.