Puggle Puppies

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A social, sweet, and playful breed

The Puggle was first bred in the 1980s and soon became one of the most popular designer breeds in the United States. These lively dogs are low-maintenance and love spending time with their owners. Puggles have sweet personalities that make them befriend almost everyone they meet. These dogs make wonderful companions to people of all ages and household sizes.

Puggle At a Glance

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Puggle At a Glance

  • Size: 7"-18", 10-30 lbs.
  • Lifespan: 8-12 years
  • Energy Level: medium
  • Coat: Short, fine, and glossy
  • Shedding: moderate
  • Hypoallergenic: No
  • Dog Group: Non-Sporting
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Puggle Breed Guide

Learn More About Puggles

  • Temperament

    Like the Pug and the Beagle, the Puggle is a playful breed that's full of spunk. In general, Puggles are friendly with just about everyone they meet, from strangers and children to other dogs and pets. While Puggles love to cuddle, they also require a decent amount of exercise and playtime every day. In terms of training, the Puggle has a tendency to be rather stubborn, so it's important to be patient, yet firm during training sessions. Puggles usually respond best to positive reinforcement techniques like rewards and praise. Once they are trained, Puggles are well-mannered dogs that make wonderful companions.

  • Health

    Since Puggles are part Pug, they are likely to suffer from breathing problems due to their short muzzles. This makes them highly prone to overheating and heatstroke in hot temperatures. This breed can also be susceptible to obesity, patellar luxation, eye problems, and hip dysplasia.

  • Activity Level

    Puggles are energetic, active dogs that enjoy walks and playing with their owners. Overexercising a Puggle can lead to health problems as this breed can have trouble breathing, especially in hot weather. This ecstatic breed is a great companion for light exercise.

  • Grooming

    Puggles don't require excessive brushing, only needing a quick brush around once a week. This breed can be bathed on an as-needed basis; however, if your Puggle has wrinkly skin, it will need its skin folds to be cleaned and thoroughly dried to prevent infection. Puggle owners should regularly clean their dogs' ears, trim their nails, and brush their teeth.

  • Shedding

    Puggles shed moderately throughout the year, shedding more heavily when the seasons change. This breed is not hypoallergenic and is not a good fit for people with allergies.

  • Appearance

    The Puggle takes the iconic appearance traits of the Beagle and the Pug and combines them into 1 dog. This breed usually has a short or medium-length muzzle, long legs inherited from the Beagle, a reddish-brown coat with black markings, an underbite inherited from the Pug, big dark eyes, ears that hang down, and a few wrinkles from their Pug side.

  • History

    The Puggle is a designer dog that's a cross between a Beagle and a Pug. Unlike most designer breeds whose origins are unclear, the Puggle's history is actually well-documented. The breed originated in Wisconsin during the 1980s. Breeder Wallace Havens was the first to intentionally breed a Beagle with a Pug, and he named the crossbreed the Puggle. Havens was also the first to register the Puggle with the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC). As the years went on, the Puggle's popularity grew. In fact, the Puggle was the most widely owned crossbreed in 2005. Today, the Puggle continues to rank among the most popular designer dogs. The breed is recognized by some smaller canine clubs and registries, but dedicated breeders have high hopes that the Puggle will one day be recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC).