(Pug X Beagle)
Introducing the Puggle:
Puggles are a cross between a Pug and a Beagle. Puggles are one of the most sought after designer breeds and have become popular companions. An ideal Puggle possesses an athletic body like that of a Beagle but retain the large, round eyes and curled tail of the Pug. Puggle breeders have deliberately bred the Puggle to have a longer muzzle than the Pug to reduce the breathing issues that plague the Pug while still keeping the cheeky character of the Pug. They are a healthy breed that is far less prone to the breathing issues associated with Pugs but can suffer from Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) and reputable breeders will screen one of the parent dogs for this condition.
An ideal Puggle possesses an athletic, slightly longer body like that of a Beagle. Puggles also have a leaner and longer muzzle than the Pug which greatly reduces any breathing issues that plague the Pug. Puggles retain the large, round eyes, curled tail, and wrinkles of the Pug and grow to be about 35cm in height. Puggle breeders try to keep the muzzle of the Puggle longer than that of the Pug to reduce the breathing issues of the ultra short muzzled Pug. Their ears are longer than those of a Pug due to the Beagle influence. They grow to be taller than the Pug but shorter than the Beagle. Puggles have a reasonably shorter body than the Beagle that is similar to the Pug.
The Puggle is affectionate, active, fun-loving, and even-tempered. They thrive on attention and human interaction. Both the Pug and Beagle love their human families and that has been passed on to the Puggle and they do well with children, dogs, and other household pets to make suitable playmates. Puggles are friendly toward strangers, but will bark to announce visitors or out of the ordinary sounds. For this reason, Puggle puppies should be kept in a secure yard or indoors while young as they have a tendency to be taken home by children.
Puggles are a moderately active breed but are less active than the Beagle. They will do okay in an apartment provided they are sufficiently exercised and have a wide variety of safe toys to play with. They do best with a securely fenced yard with ample room to romp and run. Puggles have a very friendly disposition and love being around people.
The most common colours for Puggles are shades of fawn or black Puggles can also be found in many other colour patters such as black and white, black and tan, tan and white, tricolour and lemon and white. Also white marking can also occur on Puggles with either fawn or black colour patterns.
Puggles have a short coat length and are easy to groom as their coat needs minimal care and is very easy to maintain with a short brush or a static glove. Grooming your Puggle with a glove will remove virtually any loose or dead hair. Bathe your Puggle only when necessary to avoid drying out the skin and not more than once week unless your Puggle becomes excessively dirty. Puggles, like all breeds with floppy ears, need to have their ears properly dried after their bath or swimming to avoid ear infections.
Pugs are not easily trained at all as they can be stubborn and independent. However the Beagle which makes up the other half of the Puggle are a highly intelligent and food driven breed and this makes the Puggle much easier to train. Puggles respond best to training with food rewards so bribery is the key to your Puggle puppy training success. Puggles do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods and training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency. Early socialization and obedience are recommended for all Puggle puppies to have a well behaved and socialised Puggle. Some new puppy owners report that it can sometimes be difficult to keep their puppy’s attention for long periods of time so try to make training times short and fun.
Puggles grow to about 35cm at the shoulder as adults.
Puggle Life Span:
11 – 13 years
Finding Puggle puppies for sale from Puggle breeders
Puggles can still be classed as being fairly rare at this stage and locating a Puggle breeder can be a little difficult but one of the best ways is to go through a breeders agent. They will have contact with many different breeders and will usually be informed first of when litters are planned or available. A reputable breeders agent will also be able to provide you with further information on the care of your Puggle puppy as well as ensuring that the puppy has had the appropriate vaccinations, worming etc and is the right age to go to their new home. We have found Chevromist Kennels to be exemplary in their level of knowledge and service both before and after adopting a puppy and have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone wishing to adopt a Designer breed puppy. You can visit their website with photos of their beautiful puppies at www.chevromist.com