Puggle

History/Evolution:

A recent star in the world of crossbreeds, the Puggle is a cross between two popular breeds, the Pug and the Beagle. This sturdy dog with a distinctive face may inherit the Pug’s good nature and the Beagle’s longer snout, which may help to reduce the breathing problems often associated with the Pug’s brachycephalic head. Urban dwellers attracted to the compact size of the Puggle need to provide it with plenty of exercise and attention.


Size:

Small; 13 to 15 inches, 18 to 30 pounds.

Color:

Fawn, tan, red, black, lemon; may have white markings and a black mask.

Temperament:

Active, affectionate, good natured, playful, sociable. Will bark/bay if bored or lonely. Good with children and pets.

Energy level:

Medium.

Best owner:

Active owner or family.

Needs:

Daily exercise (brisk walk), mental stimulation (play and toys), leash, secure yard, patient housetraining, socialization and training, occasional brushing, daily facial (wrinkles) washing, ear care.

Life expectancy:

10 to 15 years.