Puggle Dog

Puggle

Puggle Characteristics: The Fun-loving and Self-reliant Puggle is a breed of Small dog is a Hybrid / Mix crossbreed, bred from a Pug and Beagle. The Puggle, is characterized by its happy, perky appearance with its gentle and affectionate expression. This "designer dog" hybrid breed exhibits the combination of characteristics, and a temperament mix, associated with the Pug and the Beagle. The goal of crossing the two breeds was to create 'Beagle-Pug' puppies that incorporated the vast array of coat color combinations, self- reliance and agility of the Pug with the athleticism, appealing large eyes, easy-going temperament and intelligence of the Beagle.

The temperament of the Puggle can be described as Playful, robust, stubborn. The coat type of the Puggle is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits in assorted colors.  Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Puggle demonstrated the desired traits of a Companion and Pet dog and is known by its nick name the "Puggy-wug". The origin of the Puggle dog breed was in United States where it was developed in the 1990's.

Fast Facts about the Puggle: The following facts provide fast information about the Puggle breed. Size: Small *** Dog Type: Hybrid / Mix: Pug / Beagle *** Nick name: "Puggy-wug" *** Origin: United States *** Male Height: 9.8 - 15 inches (25 - 38 cm) *** Female Height: Slightly Less *** Male Weight: 13 - 24 lbs (5.4 - 11 kg) *** Female Weight: Slightly Less *** Coat Type: varied coat type depending on hereditary traits *** Coat Colors: assorted colors *** Litter Size: 3 to 5 puppies  *** Health Problems: Inherited, genetic diseases *** Lifespan: 12 to 14 years *** Hypoallergenic: No

Puggle Dog Type - Hybrid / Mix (Unrecognised as a breed): Pug / Beagle: The Puggle is one of the many types of dogs described as a Hybrid / Mix, bred from the Pug and Beagle.

Other names for the Puggle: The Puggle is known by the nickname of the "Puggy-wug". Other names for this breed of dog include the Pugeagle.

Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Puggle" derives from a combination of the names of the dog's parents.

Puggle History and Origin: The country of origin of the Puggle breed was in United States during the 1990's. The lineage of the hybrid Puggle is a combination of two dog breeds. The Pug, the "Monk's Dog", originated in China as a Companion and Lapdog dating back to time immemorial. The Beagle, the "Snoopy Dog", began as a hunting dog in the United Kingdom during the 1500's. The goal of dog breeders was to combine the attractive coat color array, the self-reliance and athleticism of the Pug with the with the big eyes, warm personality traits, robust constitution  and intelligence of the Beagle.

The development of the Puggle was also undertaken in the hope that the health problems that can afflict Pugs could be mitigated. The Puggle was an immediate success and proved popular with many movie stars and celebrities such as Henry Winkler, Jake Gyllenhaal and Uma Thurman. The ability of the Puggle dog to bond with their owners, combined with their trainability and low exercise and grooming requirements accounts for their massive rise in popularity, especially for busy families. The cross-breed Puggle is currently recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC) and the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC).

Puggle Height: The Puggle breed is classified as a small sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 9.8 - 15 inches (25 - 38 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.

Puggle Weight: The weight of the small sized dog, in a male Puggle dog is 13 - 24 lbs (5.4 - 11 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.

Puggle Coat Type - LOW shedding coat: The coat type is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits but most commonly has short, straight, soft, smooth hair.

Puggle Coat Colors: The colors of the Puggle dog breed consist of assorted colors including fawn, tan, white and black.

Puggle Grooming Needs: The grooming needs of the Puggle is dependent on the type of coat it has inherited from its parents, either the Pug or the Beagle. The Pug has low grooming requirements as does the Beagle, so this dog can be expected to be low maintenance. The grooming needs and requirements of the Puggle should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular checks of the teeth, nails, eyes and ears.

Puggle Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 3 to 5 puppies. Puggle puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Puggle puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Puggle Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Fun-loving, Playful, robust, stubborn and Self-reliant.

Puggle Exercise Requirements - LOW Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of the Puggle breed of dog is low. The Puggle requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately 30 minutes every day. This small dog has a steady, fluid gait with small strides and only requires a fairly slow speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. Remember that it would take a lot of extra steps by your dog to keep up with your normal walking pace.

Puggle Diet: A fully grown Puggle should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Puggle Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Puggle breed include Inherited, genetic diseases. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Puggle dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.

Puggle Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Puggle breed is 12 to 14 years.

Puggle Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Puggle breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Puggle names our small selection might be of help with naming Puggle boy dogs. Our top male dog names are: Mason *** Loki *** Elvis *** Parker *** Zeke *** Ace *** Tyson *** Hunter *** Chance *** Chester *** Thor.

Puggle Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the Puggle girl dog. Our top choice of good female Puggle names are Belle *** Sugar *** Sydney *** Riley *** Sasha *** Lulu *** Nala *** Izzy *** Josie *** Gigi *** Cassie.

Fast Facts about the Puggle: The following facts provide fast information about the Puggle . Scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris *** Dog Type: Hybrid / Mix: Pug / Beagle *** Size: Small *** Country of Origin: United States *** History / Date: mid to late 1900's *** Male Puggle Height: 9.8 - 15 inches (25 - 38 cm) *** Male Puggle Weight: 13 - 24 lbs (5.4 - 11 kg) *** Coat Type: varied coat type depending on hereditary traits *** Litter Size: 3 to 5 puppies  *** Puggle Health Problems: Hip dysplasia, thyroid, and joint problems *** Puggle Lifespan: 12 to 14 years ***

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