Puggle is a small designer dog breed made by crossing Pug and Beagle. This Pug-Beagle mix breed is also known as Bug, Buggle or Peagle. There are many types, variations (F1/F1b/F2/F2b/F3) and sizes (standard/toy) of Puggles. The best way to forecast the personality of your designer breed puppy is to look at the parents, their breed characteristics and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either parent’s breed type.
Puggle Size. How big is the Puggle?
Most Puggles are 13 to 15 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh 18 to 30 pounds.
What is a toy Puggle? How big is a toy Puggle?
F1 generation Puggles or Purebred Beagles are bred with smaller Pugs or sometimes toy poodles to make the smaller sized toy Puggle. Toy-size Puggles are usually less than 13 inches tall and weigh 8 to 17 pounds. Toy puggles with a poodle parent may shed less.
Puggle is a smart dog with lots of energy indoors. They may bark a bit too much at times. Some Puggles may howl like a Beagle. If bred from parents of sound temperament and adequately socialized in puppyhood, the Puggle is likely to be a confident, loving, playful companion. Hybrids of all generations are friendly with everyone including strangers and kids.
Can the Puggle swim?
Yes. Puggles are capable of learning to swim. When introduced early, most Puggles love to be in the pool.
Is the Puggle Hypoallergenic? Do Puggles shed?
Both Beagles and Pugs shed a lot, so your Puggle will too. The Puggle is not a hypoallergenic dog breed. Puggles may be mixed with Poodles to make them non-shedding. Black Puggle shed less. Puggles with a black Pug as a parent shed less as black Pugs have a single layer coat and generally shed less compared to fawn pugs.
What is an F1 Puggle? Do they shed?
F1 Puggle is the first generation of hybrids bred from purebred Pug and purebred Beagle as parents. Almost all Puggles shed a lot.
How long do Puggles live? Are they healthy?
Puggles are generally healthy, with a life expectancy of 10-12 years. They may be predisposed to some of the ailments both Beagles and Pugs are prone to, such as hip dysplasia and breathing issues. However, Puggles are generally healthier and energetic than the Pug.
What is a Pugalier dog?
The Pugalier is a hybrid of a pug and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They are bred to retain the basic features of a pug with a slightly longer nose in an attempt to reduce the breathing problems that pugs are notorious for.
What is a Beagalier dog?
The Beaglier is a small cross breed known for being energetic, gentle, lively, loving, quiet, and stubborn. It is the cross of the Beagle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
What is a Jug dog?
The Jug is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Jack Russell Terrier and the Pug.The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed.
Picking a good Puggle puppy
Searching for physical confirmations will help you in picking up a good Puggle puppy. However, remember that this is a designer dog and a unique mix of characteristics can be observed in each designer breed. No two designer dogs are alike! Look for the following physical characteristics.
General Appearance: That of a well-balanced compact dog.
Head: Skull should be rather small and round.
Neck: Medium length, blending smoothly into the shoulders to create the elegant head carriage.
Forequarters: Legs quite straight, elbows neither in nor out.
Body: Topline must be level.
Hindquarters: Sturdy, well-muscled hindquarters with proper angulation.
Tail: Carried higher than the level of the back.
Gait: Smooth and flowing, moving in a straight line, with a free and easy stride.
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