The Puggle is a mix between the Beagle and Pug dog breeds.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about Puggle.
The Puggle originated in the United States in the 1980s. Many believe that the first Puggles were the result of an accidental breeding however; enthusiasts of this hybrid breed say that this was a planned breeding in hopes of creating a new dog breed. As the result of multigenerational breeding, Puggles gained incredible popularity in the U.S. In 2005, it became the most widely owned crossbreed dog ever!
Puggles are playful and energetic little dogs. They are affectionate and are generally welcoming to guests and strangers they meet walking down the street. Although they love to have fun, Puggles are some of the best cuddlers in the world. They’ll readily hop up onto the couch and snuggle up in your lap for a quick snooze. Of course, the dog will expect that you pet him while he sleeps! Puggles crave attention and make wonderful companions for families in apartments or large estates alike.
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A highly social dog, the Puggle gets along well with everyone. He enjoys the company of children and isn’t known for aggression toward other dogs. Puggles will bark to let you know when someone comes to the door, but given their friendly nature, they’re not particularly good guard dogs. Being part Beagle, some tend to be howlers. Puggles are companion dogs and may suffer from separation anxiety when they’re left alone for long periods.
The puggle may have the pushed-in muzzle of his pug ancestry, or the medium-sized beagle snout. His tail may curl up like the pug or stand out long and straight like the beagle. To paraphrase Forrest Gump, "Puggles are like a box of chocolates -- you never know what you're going to get."
Barking and howling seems to be a major complaint of those who own Puggles. These behaviors usually occur when the dog is left alone and is believed to be the result of lack of exercise or separation anxiety. Digging is also a problem within this hybrid breed.
An intelligent crossbreed, Puggles are moderately easy to train. They do have the tendency to be stubborn so it’s important that the training sessions are fun and interesting. Puggles are food-oriented so training sessions will be more productive if yummy treats are used as rewards. Of course, tons of praise will also work wonders as they love to make their owners happy. Always use positive training methods when working with Puggles in obedience. This crossbreed also enjoys agility training.
Lively and energetic, Puggles need a good bit of daily exercise. They enjoy going on brisk walks through the neighborhood to check out the sights and sounds around them. A fenced yard will give the Puggle a space to run and play without the chance of him getting hurt. They should never be exercised off leash as they inherit the Beagle’s chase instinct and could get lost or hit by a car. If the weather is inclement, the Puggle will be happy to play a game of fetch in the living room to burn off his energy.
The Puggle’s coat is short and smooth. The fur should be straight and never wavy or curly. The colors can be white, fawn, tri-colored or black. They may or may not have a black mask however; black masks are extremely common in Puggles.
Puggles need little grooming, although they do shed moderately. A weekly brushing is plenty until it is shedding season. At this time, they need to be brushed several times weekly to remove the loose coat. Bathing should be done every month.
The Puggle has a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years. Their lifespan is about average for medium dog breeds. But, they are at risk of some disorders including Hip Dysplasia.