Puggle’s are a crossbreed of the Pug and Beagle. They are a very new designer breed only being first bred around 1990’s. They have the appearance of being small mastiffs with wrinkles of the pug and longer muzzle of the Beagle. With all crossbreed you can never really be sure which traits of each breed they will have and there are always lots of inconsistencies.
They are active, smart and playful dogs. If you are looking for a great companion for your family or household, you may found your perfect breed.
They require less exercise than other breed but they will still enjoy a good daily walk. They could make a great flat/apartment dog as long as you could meet there exercise needs. They are very playful dogs, so as long as they get plenty of playtime, they should adapt well.
Remember a bored dog will usually become a mischievous dog, whether it be nuisance barking, chewing or digging. Try to make sure they are occupied with jobs, playtime or plenty of exercise to keep them out of trouble.
They love their families but they do then to bond with one special person more. They also love children, they will spend hours playing with them.
They pretty much love everybody including strangers if you are looking for a good watchdog, you had better look past this breed. They will alert you to people at the door and dangers outside, but they welcome strangers. They may have inherited the barking or howling from the Beagle so you may want to consider your neighbours before getting one these guys.
Puggle is a sweet-natured dog and will usually live peacefully with other dogs, cats and small animals brought up within the same household. However they might still enjoy chasing the neighbourhood cats.
They are very intelligent dogs but a little stubborn, but they are fairly easy to train and work with. Try to keep training both interesting and fun and avoid being harsh with them. Identifying their motivation reward early will get you the best results and it’s normally food.
They have low maintenance coats that shed moderately all year round more in Spring and Autumn. As with all designer breeds coats can vary in every litter, there are no real guarantees on the amount of shedding you will have. Regular brushing will always help to combat stray hairs.
They can be prone to weight gain, you will need to make sure they are getting all the exercise and limit the tit-bits.
“Puggle” dogs can also be named Bug, Buggle or even a Peagle. But, they are most commonly known as a Puggle.
- Weight -6kg –12kg
- Size – 18cm – 25cm
- They live for 12-15 years