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If you’re looking for puggle information, you’ve come to the right place. Here is the puggle information that can help you to better understand the breed and to decide if it is the right choice for you.
The puggle is a mix between a pug and a beagle. It is believed to be the result of an accidental breeding between these two breeds. The puggle originated in the United States in the 1980s.
The puggle has become a very popular crossbreed because of its fun-loving disposition and its playful nature. This breed brings together the very best characteristics of both parental breeds and dog lovers just love this fun breed. How much do dog lovers love the puggle? In 2005, the puggle became the most widely owned crossbreed dog ever. Hollywood stars that have been reported to own puggles include Jake Gyllenhaal, Sylvester Stallone and James Gandolfini.
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 also breeding puggles with other puggles and the result is a more standardized dog.
Puggles have the wrinkles of their pug parent and the longer muzzle of a beagle, which makes breathing a lot easier. Some pugs suffer from respiratory issues from its short muzzle, but this is not usually an issue for the puggle.
Puggles are people-friendly and fun-loving with a playful spirit and a desire to please. But at their worst, puggles can be stubborn and uncooperative. To learn more about the puggle go to What Is a Puggle?
Puggle puppies, even from within the same litter, can look very different from each other. The puggle’s size, temperament, coat type and color will vary – it depends on which traits of the two breeds the individual puppy has inherited from its parents. Quite often a puggle will turn out to be a larger dog than people might expect, with some individual puggles growing as large as 30 pounds.
Puggles love being with their human companions. 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. And puggles can be barkers if they take after the beagle side of the family.
Both pugs and beagles have short coats that are easy to care for, and the same thing can be said for the puggle. Just brush the puggle weekly to remove loose hair and bathe him only as needed.
Just like people, dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems. Puggles may be susceptible to the health problems of both the beagle and the pug, which include hip dysplasia, epilepsy, and patellar luxation.
Another serious health concern you need to be aware of with the puggle is obesity. Puggles love to eat, so it is important that you monitor their food intake carefully. Never free feed a puggle. Instead, feed the recommended portion size twice a day. This will help to keep your little eating machine in tip-top shape.
Have you thought about a name for your new puggle? Here are some ideas that can help. Go to Puggle Dog Names: Cool Names for Puggle Breed Dogs.
To learn more about the puggle, go to All About the Puggle Breed.