What do you get when you cross a Pug and a Beagle? You get an active, energetic and intelligent companion and you call it a Puggle, because “Awwww so cute”. Loving and gentle, the Puggle can be an excellent companion to anyone, including first-time dog owners, and children of all ages. Hi, welcome to Animal Facts. Today, we discuss the people-loving mix-breed, the Puggle. But, before we get started, take a moment to like and subscribe for more fun, fauna facts. And if you have a puggle companion, tell us about yours in the comments below. Get ready for Dogs 101. Let’s get started.
10. “Puggle” dogs can also be named Bug, Buggle, or a Peagle, but, they are most commonly known as a Puggle, a portmanteau, following a naming tradition in “designer dog” crossbreeding, such as Labradoodle.
9. US breeder Wallace Havens bred the first documented puggle in the 1980s. Havens coined the name puggle and were the first to register the crossbreed with the American Canine Hybrid Club, an organization that tracks crossbred dogs. Although Havens was the first to officially breed a puggle, U.S. breeders had experimented with creating new dogs throughout the 1980s. By 2000, puggles were being bred for pet owners wanting a different, distinctive companion.
8. Crossbreeds such as the Puggle are often referred to as designer dogs rather than mixed breeds because they’re bred on purpose and are a combination of two known breeds. People who raise them hope to end up with the best of both worlds: for instance, the Pug’s laidback personality and the Beagle’s longer nose, which makes breathing easier. Puggles have the wrinkles of their Pug parents and the longer muzzle, ears, and tail of a Beagle — a look that often draws comparisons to miniature Mastiffs.
7. Puggles are active. Not content to laze around the house, they play energetically indoors and out, whether running up and down the hall or digging in the yard. Expect to give them at least 30 minutes of exercise per day. Puggles are good walking companions, but maybe not the best choice if you want a jogging partner. Agility training is a good way to direct your fun-loving Puggle’s need for speed.
6. 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.
5. Every A-lister needs a pooch. Celebrity Puggle Owners include Uma Thurman, Sylvester Stallone, Kelly Osbourne, and Penelope Cruz.
4. Puggles shed, and need weekly brushing to get rid of loose or dead hair. They also require some special care to keep their skin folds and wrinkles clean and dry, a trait they get from their pug parent. The Puggle has a short, smooth, double coat. Colors include fawn, red, tan, lemon, black, or any of those colors with white (known as parti-color). Some Puggles also have black masks on the face.
3. Most Puggles are 13 to 15 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh 18 to 30 pounds. Toy-size Puggles are usually less than 13 inches tall and weigh between 8 and 17 pounds.
2. 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.
1. Both the Pug and Beagle are somewhat difficult to train. This little fellow is no exception. Time, patience, persistence and repetition will get the job done, fairly well but even so, a Puggle can fail to “hear” your command if he doesn’t want to obey the instruction, kinda like my cohost. “Hey, that’s not nice.”
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