puggle dog breed information

Puggles are a cross breed of the Pug and Beagle. They have the wrinkles of their Pug parents and the longer muzzle, ears, and tail of a Beagle a look that draws comparisons to miniature Mastiffs. This unique appearance and his friendly nature has driven a rapid rise in popularity since the first Puggle was bred in the 1990s. Puggles are playful and energetic little dogs. They are affectionate and generally quite welcoming to guests and strangers that they meet walking down the street. Although they love to have fun, Puggles are some of the best cuddlers in the world. They’ll readily hop up onto the couch and snuggle up in your lap for a quick snooze. Of course, the dog will expect that you pet him while he sleeps and you’d better love to cuddle.

History of the Puggle

The modern Puggle was born in 1994 and is named for a Puggle owned by Stanley Marsh 3, better known as the Wichita Spirit Roberts. Roberts spent many years wandering the country’s back roads and in 1993 stumbled upon a litter of the pure bred Pug-Beagle mix puppies at a Wichita animal shelter. His fascination with the scruffy little dogs led him to meticulously groom and train the pug/beagle mix pups. Roberts had the puppies trained to sit, roll over, shake hands, and accept treats from a hand in his mouth. Roberts took these pooches and spent over $250,000 on their health care before getting them ready for show rings. In 1994, Roberts and his assistant, Nanette, entered three of the puggles into a beagle-pug-boxer competition in Wichita, Kansas.

Best Diet for the Puggle

Puggles are generally very low maintenance dogs. In fact, their diet tends to be less of a concern than other dog breeds. Their energy levels tend to peak when they’re young and taper off as they age. Puggles usually eat table food without any dietary supplements or supplements. Table food usually consists of scraps and table scraps. They will eat any kind of food and will not mind if they don’t get the vegetables or grains that are typical on a dog’s food. They are highly adaptable and can eat basically anything. Puggles may need a little extra protein since they aren’t very tall and lean. They need some extra calories to keep them from becoming too skinny. Puggles Can Be Adoptable Puggles are certainly dogs and not miniature lapdogs.

Best way to train the Puggle

The Puggle as a puppy should be walked only on a leash and only in a gentle manner with plenty of attention to build a bond between you and the dog. When you are at the dog park, choose one side of the park to let the dog off leash and exercise. Spend lots of time doing these things as a puppy and don’t let him out of the yard to roam freely. When the Puggle is mature, he will become more manageable on a leash. How to get the best Puggle The Puggle may have so many good qualities, but it’s important to realize they are a puppy and they will need training and love to achieve full potential. Some puggles have a high prey drive and may not like other dogs. Just like every dog, puggles can be stubborn and can misbehave for any number of reasons.

Cool Facts about the Puggle

Rudy is the breed ambassador for Puggles. The breeding of Puggles was inspired by Jack Russell Terriers, but due to their very different looks they couldn’t be kept together. The name Puggle comes from the pug and beagle, though the line was subsequently expanded to include other breeds. All Puggles who have gone on to enter competitions are an official part of the Puggles World Championship You can almost always spot a Puggle, even if he doesn’t bark. The Puggle’s distinctive line and markings are evident on the back of his face. The Puggle gets its name from the words Pug and Beagle. This breed’s ancestors include: Pug, Beagle, Miniature Pinscher, and Chihuahua. They come in a wide variety of colors, including: Chocolate, light, red, and several shades of tan.

Exercise needs for the Puggle

Puggles are essentially active dogs, much like their Pug/Beagle parent breeds. However, as with many small breeds, it’s best to start a Puggle young so that he doesn’t become over-exerted before he’s ready. Puggles typically play-fight with each other and chase each other around the yard. They are also likely to enjoy doing calisthenics with you or playing tug-of-war with a rubber ball. Caring for a Puggle Puggles need exercise! Although this breed’s level of energy is similar to that of a large breed dog, smaller breeds of dogs are also good for active dogs. If you are not a dog owner, your neighbor’s dog is a great opportunity to train your puppy in play skills and basic obedience.

How to potty train your Puggle

Puggles are quite intelligent and you’ll soon realize that you don’t have to do everything for them all the time. To potty train a Puggle you will need to teach the dog what his toileting requirements are and you will need to provide him with plenty of bathroom breaks. You will also need to stop leaving Puggles alone in rooms when you go to the bathroom because you’ll most likely be interrupted with a pooch babbling and barks. Tips to potty train a Puggle Some dog breeds are easier to potty train than others. For instance, a Puggle may take a little longer to adjust than say, a Labrador Retriever or a Chihuahua. You may need to retrain your Puggle at some point, but don’t give up hope! *Before you start training a Puggle make sure he’s housebroken.

Temperament of the Puggle

The Puggle is a happy and cheerful dog. When he greets you, he’s usually quite sure that you’re his new best friend. He doesn’t care that you only have four legs or that you’re bigger than he is. He likes to sit by you and he likes to play. Most importantly, he’ll get on the floor and cuddle with you. When you stop petting him, he’ll stand up and place his front paws on your lap and look into your eyes with the most adorable, loving expression. He wants to get petted. How To Stop A Fight Between Puggles While a couple of Puggles playing in the park is a beautiful sight, let them off leash and they’ll soon go at it! In most cases, Puggles will wrestle like pretty well-fed dogs that have been playing together all their lives.

Grooming requirements for the Puggle

Puggles should be bathed 2-3 times a year. This is standard for all dogs. They don’t need very frequent grooming. They generally need just a bit of brushing at the edges. Their coats are very smooth. No need to trim any of the long hair around the dog’s face and eyes, or in between the ears. No hair is clipped from the back of the ears. Their eyes are exceptionally clean, so grooming eyes is not necessary. Grooming tips for the Puggle Dogs that are shaved at the throat are easy to groom. Hair must be kept above the collar, at the eyes, and on the feet to be clean. The shorter the dog’s coat, the easier it is to groom. A well-groomed Puggle will keep you warm during the winter and cool during the summer. His coat sheds very little moisture.