When a male beagle is bred with a female pug it often results in the death of the puppies as well as the mother. So a puggle is created by breeding a female beagle to a male pug. Today, breeders are breeding puggles with other puggles and the result is a more standardized dog.
The puggle is by nature a very adaptable dog, but puggles can suffer from separation anxiety when they are left alone for long periods of time.
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What’s the Average Weight for a Puggle?
An average puggle stands about 10 to 15 inches high at the shoulder and weighs somewhere between 10 and 30 pounds. The smaller the puggle, the higher the price tag. Even within the same litter, puggle puppies can look very different from each other. The puggle’s size will depend upon what traits from the two breeds the individual puppy has inherited from his pug and beagle parents. You may get a small 15-pound dog, or you may get a larger 30-pound dog.
Both pugs and beagles are known for their tendency to overeat, so it’s no surprise that puggles are also notorious overeaters. Eating is one of their favorite activities. The problem is that they will consume so much food that they will often become overweight, which is very unhealthy. Because of their tendency to overeat, you should never free feed a puggle. It is recommended that you feed your puggle a high-quality dry kibble, monitoring the portion sizes. The daily provision of food can be broken down into two or three meals so that your puggle can eat several times throughout the day. This should help to keep your puggle in good physical shape.
Your veterinarian will check your dog’s weight when he sees him. There are also some things you can do to determine if your dog is overweight. When you look down at your dog, you should be able to see a waist. Also, when you touch your dog you should be able to feel his ribs (but you should not be able to see them). If you or your vet determines that your dog is overweight, you will want to cut down on his food and increase his activity.
To learn more about obesity in dogs and what you can do to help, go to Is Your Dog Overweight? How to Deal With Obesity in Dogs.
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