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Puggle Info

Puggle Breed Information

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Origin: United States Male Height: 10-15" Female Height: 10-15"
Size: Small Male Weight: 15-30 lbs Female Weight: 15-30 lbs
Lifespan: 10-15 years Litter Size: 3-4 pups Hair Length: Short

Official Puggle Description

The puggle is a crossbreed between a female beagle and a male pug. The breed was created when a man by the name of Wallace Havens mixed the two breeds back in the 1980's. Today the designer dog is in high demand, and one of the most popular breeds around. It's easy to fall in love with one of these dogs, but before purchasing make sure you're prepared to exercise your dog daily, handle its bark, and be more stubborn than your puggle when it comes to training.

Breed Characteristics

Group Hybrid Drooler
Size Small(or Toy) Guard Dog
Yard Needs Small Yard Easy to Train
Kid Friendly
Active Indoors
Apartment Friendly
Exercise Demands
Stranger Friendly
Pet Friendly
Brushing Requirements
Tolerates Cold
Tolerates Heat

Breed Overview

The Puggle is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 15 lbs for females, and can reach 30 lbs for males. It is officially part of the Hybrid group and recognized by the ACHC, DDKC, APRI, ICA, UABR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Puggle breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 15 years, Short hair, and an average price of around $456. Breeders interested in the Puggle should know that the average litter size is between 3 to 4 puppies.

Puggle Temperament

Puggles tend to be attention craving, but they return the affection, and truly love people. They're good with children and other pets, but better off when theyre not left alone. The puggle is a great family pet, they're intelligent and fun loving.

Puggle Living Area

The puggle does not require a large yard, and is suitable for apartment living, but DOES require daily exercise. They will bark, dig, or howl when overly excited or bored, so keep this in mind when considering putting the dog in an apartment type setting. The ideal living situation for a puggle would be in a small to medium sized yard with adequete fencing (dug deep).

Health Problems

Puggles have been known to suffer from hip dysplasia, encephalitis, blindness, breathing problems, common colds, cherry eye, epilepsy, skin infections, luxating patellas, and back ailments. Most of these can be avoided by carefully picking the parents, but these are some common concerns regarding the puggles health.

Puggle Coat

Puggles have short, straight double coats. The bottom layer is very dense, while the outer layer is slightly longer and smooth.

Grooming Your Puggle

The puggle does not require excessive maintenance, however occasional brushing, nail trimming, ear and eye cleaning, as well as bathing is encouraged. The breed will shed, especially as the weather warms, so it's a good idea to keep a fur removing brush around.

Puggle Dog Colors

Puggle colors vary, but the most common are fawn, black, white, black and tan, golden, or sometimes tri-colored

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Famous People Who Own Puggles

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