The Puggle is a cross-breed between a Pug and a Beagle that grows to be 8 to 15 inches tall. Puggles have a short, thick body and they are black, fawn or tan and have a black mask. They have a deeply wrinkled forehead, short legs, a curled tail and drooping ears. Puggles have short, easy to care for coats but they need to be brushed weekly as they shed quite a lot. Trim his nails every week or two, keep his ears clean and dry and brush his teeth frequently.
Puggles need daily exercise as they are active and energetic. However, they have a tendency to be stubborn and uncooperative. It is important to train them with positive reinforcement, like treats, praise and play. It may be hard to determine exactly what his personality will be like, as he is a mixture of 2 very different breeds. He may possibly be outgoing, friendly and affectionate. Puggles may get along with other dogs, but not as well with cats if his Beagle side takes over. They are good with children and seniors alike.
- Puggles love to bark and howl!
- Puggles love to play.
- They commonly get separation anxiety if they are left alone for a long period of time.
- The Puggle originated in the 1980’s when breeders created an experiment between the two breeds.
- Puggles inherited a great sense of smell from the Beagle.
- Considered to be a designer dog, Puggles are not recognized by the American Kennel Club.