Appearance, Personality and Training
Puggle is artificial breed of dogs created by mix of beagle and pug. This crossbreed is interesting as it is impossible to predict how the puppies will look: all dogs are very different, including color and size.
In appearance puggle looks like a large, sports folded pug with a little stretched wrinkled black muzzle and floppy ears. The size of the nose can be different: short, like a pug or elongated like a beagle. Therefore, the dog of this breed breathe freely. The mixture has inherited from the pug its expressive eyes and “ring” tail. Weight of adult dog ranges from 6 to 13 kg, and the height – from 20 to 35 centimeters.
The coat is short, varies in colors from brown to black. Coloring varies depending on the characteristics of the parents. The second generation of puggle may have a variety of colors. A mix carries the best quality characteristics of the parents. This is an active, playful, curious dog, with friendly temperament towards other animals, but the most important thing – to children. In addition, it does not require a hard training.
Sometimes, the owner can be surprised by hunting instinct of the pet. In any case, mostly, the personality of the dog is faithful, hardy and clever dog.
Health Problems and Lifespan
In addition to the appearance and character, Puggle inherited from pug and beagle some features of health. According to breeders, the first-generation hybrids have longer lifespan opportunities and resistance to various diseases than their parents. Despite this, you should be careful with its nutrition.
It is important to make sure that she does not overeat, and the food was balanced. Otherwise, it expected the health problems associated with the work of the heart, blood vessels, and digestive organs.
Care and Maintenance
Puggle has short and thick wool, therefore, it does not require special care. It is proposed to comb the dog every week, but this procedure should be repeated more often.
Advice: In order not to irritate the skin, we recommend to bathe the dog with special shampoo no more than once a month.
To prevent plaque at least twice a week, the dog should be brushing its teeth. Accustom to this procedure from puppyhood. To stay active, maintain a good physical condition and mental health, the dog must make daily walks. Puggle’s hyperactivity inherited from his parents – a beagle. Therefore, the duration of vigorous walking can gradually increase from 15-30 minutes to an hour a puppy in the adult.