Good morning reader, I would like to thank a special person for bringing this adorable breed to my attention, I have met only one other until I saw a picture of the two that this person has, and yes, I would love to have one of these for my own.
What is the Puggle Dog?
Above is Darth Vada and Gryffindor both are Puggles and with the owner’s permission I am showcasing them as the ideal “designer breed” they are!
A Puggle is one of the new crossbreeds called a “designer breed”, where you breed an adult Beagle and adult Pug, the name Puggle is a portmanteau, combination of the two breed names.
I have only had the pleasure of meeting one particular dog of this breed and his name was Rufus, he belonged to a neighbor of a friend of mine, and he would come to visit when I was there.
Rufus was a very intelligent little guy the size of a heavy set Beagle but with the face, ears, and tail of the Pug. What a personality this little fellow had as well he sure did love to come and visit and spend time with people.
His owner was none too happy over the fact that Rufus always came running over if I was there visiting leaving his own yard and crossing a back road which really gets hardly any traffic at all, but I do understand where he was coming from.
Rufus was very adorable and lovable and did not mind giving out doggie kisses or getting all the pampered attention when he would come over, but he really liked the fact that I would always carry him back home to his owner when called.
Normal Puggle Sizes
A Puggle can stand from 8 to 15 inches at the shoulders, weigh from 15 to 30 pounds, and has a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years. I am sure this all depends on the genes the puppy inherits from the mother and father during breeding.
Breeding two full-blooded breeds to make another breed will depend on which you use for the father and of course which you are using for the mother on how the puppies are going to turn out.
Making sure both parents are healthy and in good temperament with all their shots prior to breeding and you will end up with a nice healthy litter of puppies.
Puggles are considered a small to medium size breed depending on their size when full-grown so you really are not going to know which size you are getting from the litter of puppies at six to seven weeks when they are ready to be taken home.
Known Health Problems
Puggles being a crossbreed of the two can have health problems that are both related to the Beagle or Pug Breed and knowing this upfront can save you time in the diagnosis of any problems that could occur.
The worst of this would be the Pug Dog Encephalitis that causes approximately 1.2% of deaths in Pugs, which is really necrotizing meningoencephalitis (NME). NME is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system which is usually progressive and fatal.
Symptoms of necrotizing meningoencephalitis can include the following symptoms seizures, depression, ataxia, abnormal gait, and blindness. This is most common in female fawn-colored pugs younger than 7 years of age.
Another health issue known in pugs is Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome, this affects flat-faced breeds in the dog world and is more commonly known as BOAS which is a breathing problem, also known as brachycephalic syndrome
On the Beagle side health problems most commonly seen and know about are epilepsy, allergies, cherry eyes, hypothyroidism, hip dysplasia, and back problems.
Training A Puggle
Puggles will require a bit of patience with training, they can easily be discouraged if they are verbally chastised and when you hurt their feelings they are not going to be motivated to interact with you.
Training them to go outside for potty training is going to take some time and be a bit tricky and hard due to the Beagle and Pug both having a tendency to have a stubborn streak.
Proper socialization is necessary to keep these lively cute dogs from becoming aggressive which is often manifested in barking, lunging, nipping, and or growling. This will depend on the individual personality of each puppy as they grow.
Puggles will make a great family pet they love children and with affectionate, sweet-tempered, lively, loyal, gentle, active, and energetic temperaments make good playmates.
Being that they are smart, does not always mean they will be eager to please considering their willfulness, they do bark to let you know if someone is at the door but are not a guard dog. A social dog they get along with pretty much everyone.
Because this is a very social dog, they do not like being left alone, so not the kind of dog you can leave while at work all day, proper training and working with your Puggle will ensure that they can be left comfortably alone for a few hours.
Your Puggle will need daily exercise but not so extensive that apartment living would be hard on it, a couple of walks a day or 15 minutes of playtime would be sufficient to satisfy their activity level.
The Puggle will make an excellent companion to anyone, the elderly, first-time dog owners, and families with children of all ages can feel comfortable with this crossbreed “designer dog”.
Finally, wondering how much a Puggle is going to cost you? A Puggle can range from $300.00 to a high range of $1000.00 or more depending on where you are getting your puppy.
Please take the time to check the breeder to ensure you are buying your puppy from a reputable breeder if they have the mother and father on the premises this is a good sign that you are getting a healthy well taken care of puppy.
Remember to get a copy of the veterinarian papers showing that the puppy has been vet checked and has the first set of shots along with the first worming required for puppies.
That concludes our Puggle article for today, what do you think about the new “designer breed”?
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