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What Is A Puggle?

The Puggle is a hybrid of a Beagle and Pug. These cute dogs were first bred in the 1980s by Wallace Havens who also came up with the name Puggle.

Despite the Puggle’s small size, this adorable designer dog is big on personality. She is playful, intelligent, loves to be the center of attraction, and has a cute expression that is hard to resist

Notably, the Puggle has recently become a popular pet, especially among celebrities and families with kids due to her cuteness and sweet nature.

Want to learn more interesting facts about the Puggle dog breed? Read on.

1. A Puggle’s Father Is Almost Always a Pug

The Puggle is a small dog that inherits her wrinkles from the Pug parent. The Puggle’s head and long muzzle look like that of a Beagle, while the coat color is always almost like that of the Pug. This mixed breed often has slender bodies inherited from their Beagle parent and small legs like those of their Pug parent.

Nearly all the Puggles in existence have been created by breeding a male Pug with a female Beagle. Breeders have noticed that breeding a female Pug with a male Beagle results in the death of the litter of puppies and the mother too.

Notably, Pugs are yet to be recognized by major canine organizations and they also don’t have any breed club yet.

2. Puggles Are Active and Fun Loving

This dog is a fun companions that get along well with everyone, kids included. They’re energetic, super-fun pets that love to cuddle. They also love to be the center of attention.

Since they are happy-go-lucky pups, they also don’t like being left alone for long hours.

3. They Shed a Lot

This mixed breed has a double coat. The outer coat has short smooth hair, while the inner coat is denser.

Despite having a short, glossy coat, be prepared to brush your Puggle’s coat at least weekly as they shed a lot. Shedding may be more intense in fall and spring. The good thing is that this pup sheds short hair that is easy to clean.

Moreover, since Puggles have numerous folds on their bodies it’s important to keep them clean. Some of the hard-to-reach creases if not cleaned well may end up being infected or becoming damp.

4. Puggles May Have Breathing Problems

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Although Puggles have longer muzzles than their Pug parent, they tend to suffer from breathing issues just like the Pugs.

However, a Puggle’s breathing issues will be less pronounced compared to that of a purebred Pug as the former has Beagle genes.

Puggles also snore, a trait they get from their Pug parent.

Other serious health concerns that this breed is susceptible to include:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Brachycephalic syndrome
  • Patellar luxation
  • Epilepsy
  • Cherry eye

5. You Need To Watch Their Weight

Puggles are time-eating machines. They love to eat, meaning you need to monitor their weight.

Don’t free-feed your Puggle as they’ll most likely end up being obese. Always feed this dog the recommended food portions and go slow on the treats.

Also, since Puggles do well as indoor pets, ensure you give them ample exercise. Take them for walks or play with them daily.

Notably, always walk a Puggle on a leash and play with them in a fenced area as their hunting tendency may kick in during play.

6. They Aren’t Aggressive

Puggles are sweet affectionate pooches that are friendly to everyone. They aren’t aggressive and don’t like conflict. They are friendly to strangers and even to other dogs.

However, Puggles do have a stubborn streak which makes it harder to train them. But they do respond well to positive reinforcement during training.  

Some Puggles also inherit the hunting streak from the Beagle parent. Since they have very good scent sniffers, they’ll often give chase to cats and other small animals when the hunting ancestry kicks in.

7. Be Consistent With Potty Training

When it comes to potty training, Puggles can take some time to catch on. The problem is that they get very excited and can be very wiggly as puppies.

Remember, if your Puggle loses control, don’t give up. Keep potty training them until they catch on.

8. They Can Howl and Bark

Puggles can bark a lot and may sometimes howl a trait they inherit from their Beagle parent.

The good news is that their barking means no harm as they aren’t aggressive. A Puggle will most likely bark when announcing a stranger or as a greeting.

Hip-hip Pug-ay!

There you have it, eight interesting Puggle facts! Hopefully, now you’re more informed about the Puggle dog breed.

Which of the eight facts did you find most interesting? Let us know in the comments section below.

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