The Puggle is not a purebred dog. It is a hybrid that was created by mating a Pug with a Beagle - hence Puggles. A breeder named Wallace Havens was the first to breed Puggles. The recent surge in popularity means the Puggle has achieved the status of being a common domestic breed of dog.
Puggles are small dogs that generally grow up to weigh around 15 to 30 pounds and stand about 13 to 15 inches tall. In terms of appearance, Puggles resemble a normal but less wrinkled Pug. Their coats are usually tan, black or tawny, and their bodies are robust. Their ears are usually slightly longer than the ears of a Pug, due to their Beagle genes. If you’re concerned about how they will adapt to your children you will be assured to hear that they play very well with people of all ages. In fact Puggles are known for their curious, energetic and loving personality.
You’ll find that there are many online groups that are dedicated to the Puggle breed. Sites, such as ours for instance, regularly have notices from owners advertising puppies that are available to be adopted. On sites like these not only can you pick up all sorts of tips and advice on finding Puggle puppies but you will also find a wealth of information on caring for your new puppy.
Another great idea is to pay a visit to actual Puggle breeders. While most breeders have websites that feature photos of their latest litter and their available puppies, it will be a great help for you to visit the breeder and see the puppies in person. That way you will have the opportunity to meet the mother of the puppies and play with the puppy to gauge the personality of the puppy and the dog from which has been produced. By meeting the dogs in person you will learn a lot about the temperaments of the animal you will be inviting into your home.
Pet shops are also a good idea. Why not visit pet shops in the local area that carry Puggle puppies? Since pet stores inventories vary quite regularly you should give the store a call beforehand to confirm whether they have any Puggle puppies.
Why not also contact Puggle rescue foundations. These organisations are committed to rescuing unwanted Puggles and ensuring they find new homes with families that truly want and will care for them. These organisations are a great place to begin your search and provide a much needed service.
Scour in traditional and online classified ads for pups that are available to be adopted. Petsforall.net is one of the leading classified websites for pets. Here you can find all the information you need about registered breeders. Dealing with a registered breeder increases the likelihood of receiving a healthy Puggle. People who have Puggles that have given birth will have puppies for sale and will advertise. Reach out and make contact with the seller. They should be happy to arrange a time for you to visit and view the litter.
Choosing a Puggle as a pet can be a rewarding experience, but as with any pet, the owner must be take their duties seriously and handle their new pet responsibly. As far as Puggles are concerned you should pay the appropriate attention to its welfare to help it live a long, healthy and happy life.
Start your Puggle puppy training as soon as you bring it home. Once you get it home and begin its training you’ll find that Puggles respond very well to training. Although you may initially find that Puggles take on house-training a little slowly you will also discover that they are keen to please and respond well to positive reinforcement.
Daily exercise is absolutely essential to Puggles. If you prefer an active lifestyle you’ll find this dog to be absolutely perfect for you and your lifestyle. If you have a large fenced yard, your Puggle will love roaming free in it to explore all the different corners and hiding places.
Otherwise, be sure that you have the time and ability to take him for a walk two to four times a day. The Puggle is an energetic breed that craves regular exercise, so before you commit you should make sure that you will be able to meet its needs.
Brush your Puggle’s coat at least once a week for adequate maintenance and a pleasing appearance. You should also check your Puggle regularly and clean its ears, brush its teeth and clip its nails.
Be sure to feed your Puggle with dog food that is specially designed for them. This is one of the most important contributing factors in its physical and mental growth.