Species group: Mixed Breeds
Other name(s): Puggle
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.
great companion pet, affectionate, great personality, friendliest dogs, single person
basic commands, trouble potty training, extreme separation anxiety, difficulty breathing, skin allergies
weird snorting noise, couch potato companion, smushedin face, curly pug tail, distinct look., course hairs
My Time With A Puggle
Once upon a time, a friend of mine needed someone to keep her Puggle, Gemma, for a month while she took care of finding a new place for them to live. Well, I learned a lot in that month! For example, Google lies and theyse dogs are not lazy! They're very energetic and playful! They have a bark much like a beagle, they've also got a similar chase drive. And boy, can they be stubborn! If Gemma didn't want to do it, Gemma wasn't going to do it. It was difficult to try to crate train her because he was a velcro dog and had to be around and near someone all the time. And at 6 months she still wasn't completely housebroken (not her fault). But she was sweet as pie and made a great snuggle buddy! And they had a happy ending at the end of the month when Gemma and her mama got to be together in their new home!.
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From DVM Ivana Vukasinovic 320 days ago
Committing to set your dog up for success
Helping your dog to avoid fearful stimuli is simple in theory but can be difficult in practice. How many times has a dog owner with a dog who has a fear of something thought, "just this once, she'll be fine" or "it's only for a minute, I don't have time to avoid this right now"?
Owners must understand that if a dog is fearful of something, that is a real emotion for the animal. The owner might understand that fireworks are harmless or that a small toddler is innocent but for a dog who is afraid, they are simply afraid.
When dogs feel fear, they have the same two options available to all animals: fight or flight. Many, many bites could be avoided if owners understood that the fear their animal feels for a certain stimuli is real and that the animal has one of two options available to them.
Unfortunately, many owners do not take their animals fear seriously until a bite occurs. A dog with wide eyes, who freezes in place, begins to lick their nose, yawns, or lowers their tail/posture are all signs of fear or emotional discomfort that can go unrecognized.
If a toddler or child approaches a dog who begins to lick their nose, avoid eye contact or freeze in place while slowly wagging their tail low they are not ok with being approached by the child. Some days they may be able to handle this if the dog has been mostly free of fear or stress. Somedays the dog may have had too many triggers. (Think of how you feel some days when you didn't get enough sleep, or a mishap occurred at work. When you get home, you may be more likely to snap at your family or have less patience.) The dog doesn't have the ability to remove themselves from the situation- the owner is responsible for that.
Thus, as owners we must respect what our dog is fearful of and do our best to seek out knowledgeable professional help in the way of a behavioral vet or trainer who works with one. Ideally, the dog can overcome the fearful stimuli but in cases where progress is only beginning or the fear is too entrenched it is best to avoid the situations which will cause the dog fear. Dogs always want to please people but it is important to know that they have their own emotions and limitations to how they can react in life.
It is our obligation to return the adoration of our dogs and protect them from fearful stimuli while also working to overcome frightening situations. .
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