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Puggle Breed Information


Recognized By: ACHC , DBR , DDKC , IDCR
AKA: Beagle-Pug
Mispellings: Beaglepug, Pugel, Pugl, Pugell, Pugle

Living with a Puggle

Personality: Puggles are playful, affectionate, sweet-tempered, easy-going dogs.

Temperament: Puggles are even-tempered, playful, energetic, affectionate, intelligent dog. They are very social dogs who love meeting new dogs and people.

Family Dog: Puggles make wonderful family pets. They love to run and play with children or sit and relax with the family. They typically get along great with other household pets.

Shedding: The Puggle is an average shedder. Brushing your Puggle weekly or more often can help cut down on the amount of shedding.

Grooming: The coat of a Puggle requires occasional brushing. They should be bathed only when necessary. Care should be taken to check and clean the wrinkles on the face frequently to keep them free from irritation or infection. It is a good idea to brush your Puggle's teeth at least twice a week to prevent plaque and other dental problems.

Training: Puggles are relatively intelligent dogs who can pickup new commands fairly quickly. They can be stubborn at times and should be trained using positive reinforcement from an early age.

Barking: Puggles like the Beagle do like to bark or howl. They will typically bark when someone comes to the door to alert you. Some Puggles bark more than others.

Exercise: Puggles are very energetic dogs without being extremely hyper. The need plenty of daily exercise including a long, brisk daily walk. Allowing your Puggle to play off leash in a safe fenced in yard or park will also help them burn excess energy.

Puggle Appearance

Size: A fully grown Puggle is typically between 10 to 15 inches tall and weigh between 15 to 30 pounds.

Companionship: Puggles make great companion dogs. They bond with people quickly and love to follow you around the house. They love to be around people and make wonderful lap dogs because of their small size.

Head: The Puggle's head can vary in size and shape with some having broader heads while others are more slender.

Nose: The nose of the Puggle is longer than that of the Pug cutting down on the tendency of the Puggle to have the breathing problems associated with the Pug.

Body: Just like most breeds, male Puggles tend to be larger and more muscular than the females.

Gait: Puggles have been said to prance at times.

Color: The color of a Puggle's coat can vary most have some variation of black and tan or fawn in them with some white on the chest. Common coat colors include black and tan, black, fawn, silver, white or tri-colored.

Coat: The coat of the Puggle is short, straight and smooth.

Puggle Facts

Characteristics: Puggles may inherit the Beagle's instinct to track and will lead you all over the neighborhood if you let them.

Celebrity Owners: Uma Thurman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sylvester Stallone, Julianne Moore, James Gandolfini

Puggle History

History: The Puggle originated in the United States during the 1980s. It wasn't until 2005 that the Puggle gained it huge popularity it has today. Today the Puggle is on of the top Mixed-Breed dog in the world.

* The most accurate way to determine characteristics of a mixed breed is by researching the parent breeds.
** Not all dogs being represented by this name consist of the exact percentages listed above.
*** It is important to do research on your dog's history before choosing a dog. We are dedicated to providing the most accurate information possible about each breed.

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