Because they are a mix of pug and beagle, the puggle’s personality is also a mix of their parents’ temperament. They have inherited their active inquisitive attitude and a love for sniffing from their beagle parent. And they have inherited their sweet nature from their pug parent.
Pugs pack a lot of love and enthusiasm in a small package. This small, affectionate oriental breed began as guard dogs in ancient Chinese temples. The breed was admitted to the American Kennel Club in 1885.
Pugs have round massive heads with short, square muzzles and deep wrinkles on their foreheads. Pugs have prominent eyes, straight legs, and a tightly twisted tail over the haunches. From the top of the shoulder, the pug stands between 10 and 11 inches tall and weighs between 14 to 22 pounds. The pug is affectionate, loveable and even-tempered. Pugs love company and want to be everyone’s best friend but they will sulk when left out of activities. Pugs love being part of the family.
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The beagle is one of the smallest members of the hound group. Though the precise origin of the beagle is unknown, the breed seems to have been a favorite human companion and vigorous rabbit hunter for centuries. Since the 1950s, the beagle has consistently ranked as one of the top 10 most loved breeds in the United States. The beagle has a playful demeanor and boundless energy. Unfortunately, because of their compact size and friendly temperament, the beagle has been one of the most popular dog breeds to be used for medical research.
Beagles are small, short-haired hounds with long ears. Due to their short hair coat, beagles do not require special grooming. The coat colors are a combination of tan, black and white. This breed is not aggressive. Beagles are friendly and loveable. They are intelligent, good-natured and docile companions. This breed is an excellent choice for families with children. Beagles do not like being left alone for long periods of time. They can easily become frustrated and bored, leading to behavior problems and excessive baying. Beagles love to hunt and have a strong desire to dig.
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So what is the puggle temperament like? Puggles are sweet, good-natured, playful, perky and energetic little dogs. Puggles will run and play like a puppy even when they are grown up. They are known to be affectionate and they love to cuddle. They love to get lots of attention. Puggles are very social dogs. They get along well with children and other animals. This breed is usually very welcoming to guests and strangers.
The puggle makes a wonderful companion for families and is well suited to living in an apartment or a large home. This breed is lively and energetic so they need exercise. While a puggle can get most of his exercise indoors, puggles enjoy going for a walk, or playing in a fenced yard.
The puggle is an intelligent dog that is moderately easy to train. (They do have a tendency to be a bit stubborn.) They respond well to treats and praise as training tools.
Barking is a common complaint with puggles, especially when the dog is left home alone or when it does not get the proper amount of exercise. The puggle is also a digger and a wanderer.
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