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Pug / Beagle Mix

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Is the Pug / Beagle Mix right for you?

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Other name(s): Puggle

The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.

The cross between the Pug and the Beagle, the so-called Puggle, is an undeniable cutie. Playful, intelligent, and social, this mix can make a great family pet.

Appearance / health:
Mixed breeds show great variation in their appearance because they are not, after all, a standardized purebreed. But we can give you some ideas of what you might expect. Puggles tend to grow to a mature weight of between 15 and 25 pounds, and they typically stand 10 to 15 inches at the shoulders. While colors vary, the majority are fawn colored.Some Puggles may have a tail that is the length of a Beagle, but it may be curled like that of a Pug. Puggles may display an underbite, a trait from the Pug parent.

Puggles are relatively low-maintenance dogs. They need occasional baths, nail clipping, tooth brushing, and ear cleaning. Like Pugs, Puggles may require regular cleaning of eye discharge if they inherit facial wrinkles around their eyes.

They are generally active. Hence, their exercise requirements are less compared to many breeds. Walks, jogs, and short sprints keep them fit and happy.

Puggles are not necessarily healthier than their parent breeds. Both Beagles and Pugs can suffer from cherry eye, epilepsy, skin infections, luxating patellas, back ailments, and other genetic disorders that can be passed on to their puppies. Puggles also occasionally inherit hip dysplasia from one of their parents. While the possibility of inheriting these disorders can be minimized through careful selection of parents, they are common enough to warrant concern. Because of many Puggles' brachycephalic nature (due to their Pug ancestry) and their short hair, Puggles are often intolerant of extreme temperatures.

Puggles who have longer snouts like the Beagle parent are at a reduced risk of respiratory problems. However, Puggles can suffer from the respiratory ailments commonly found in Pugs, which can be problematic.

Behavior / temperament:
Puggles can be high-energy dogs, and require regular exercise, in the form of walks. Like the parent breeds, Puggles can exhibit a relatively high degree of independence, which trainers may find challenging. Some Puggles dig holes, howl, and wander off if they catch interesting scents, traits inherited from their Beagle parents. They love the company of their owners, and may get jealous if they do not get sufficient attention. When left alone for long periods, it may develop destructive habits such as barking or chewing. Since are smaller, many novice owners find it easier to train and socialize them. Some may have inherited a desire for hunting or chasing other animals and birds.

They learn fast. Positive training methods with less repetition are likely to work with them. Thanks to that Beagle heritage, some are known to howl.

wonderful

great companion pet, affectionate, great personality, friendliest dogs, single person

challenging

basic commands, trouble potty training, extreme separation anxiety, difficulty breathing, skin allergies

interesting

weird snorting noise, couch potato companion, smushedin face, curly pug tail, distinct look., course hairs

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