Puggle Info: Temperment, Lifespan, Care and Training
Puggles! They’ve only been around a short time, but they’ve made a big mark on the hearts of dog lovers everywhere. These dogs are very popular, and for good reason. But if your thinking about getting one, you need to learn more first. Here’s your source for Puggle info, care, lifespan and training.
Puggle Basic Info
A Puggle is a dog that is a cross between a pug and a beagle. They were first bred in 1980s. Their bodies are thick and they grow to about 15 to 30 pounds as adults. Pugs are known for their fuller heads and short noses, while beagles have longer noses. When you cross the two, you end up with some variation. Some Puggles have fuller heads, while some have thinner heads.
Puggles come in a variety of colors, but they have short hair that is smooth and straight. The muzzle is usually black. They also usually inherit the pugs wrinkly forehead to some degree.
In case you care, the Puggle breed is not recognized by the AKC, or any other major breed registry.
Puggle Lifespan and Care
The median lifespan of a pug is 11 years. A beagles lifespan is 12 to 15 years. The lifespan of a Puggle is 10 to 15 years.
Pugs have short snouts that can make it difficult for them to cool off in hot weather. Some also have breathing problems. The Puggle can inherit some of the problems depending on the snout length.
Puggles have short coats, which should only need a weekly brushing. Overall, they are relatively easy to care for. They need regular baths and grooming just like any other dog.
Puggles have a friendly temperment and disposition. They are great family dogs that combine the energetic and playful characteristics of a beagle with the companionship of a pug.
Pugs are very gentle and sociable and are good at being companions. Beagles are scent hounds, which means they love to sniff and explore. Puggles do as well.
With a Puggle, many of your dog’s personality and traits will depend on genetics. Some traits may be more pug like and some may be more beagle like once you get to know your dog better.
Puggles are intelligent like beagles, but they can also be tricky to train at times. Beagles can be easily distracted and some Puggles may inherit that trait.
Training a Puggle will require patience and you will need to spend the time necessary to do it. The first thing you want to address is house training and nipping or biting. Those are your first priorities with a puppy. You can also start teaching your new puppy his name.
After you have covered the basics, the next commands to teach your dog should be sit, stay and come. Always remember to use positive training techniques. You won’t get anywhere bullying your new dog.
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Puggles can be sweet dogs, combining the traits of the beagle and the pug. Like any dog, it will take a little patience and work, but the benefits of pug ownership will be worth it!
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