Puggle Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Puggle so you can get to know the breed more.
Other Names |
What other names does the Puggle have? The dog breed also known as...
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
AKC Group |
Is Puggle recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.|
FCI Group |
Is Puggle recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Not recognized by FCI.|
Breed Recognition |
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Puggle breed?
|American Canine Hybrid ClubDesigner Breed RegistryDesigner Dogs Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.International Designer Canine Registry|
How much does the Puggle puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Puggle price:
If you choose to purchase the Puggle, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Puggle for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Puggle gets to a happy place.
Puggle is a hybrid mix, the creation of the breed on purpose started in the 80s -90s in the period of the ” designer dog wave “in the United States. These dogs are mixes of a Pug and a Beagle. These dogs combine the longer tail and nose of the Beagle which can help prevent the respiratory problems of which most Pugs suffer from with the loving nature and cute appearance of the Pug. A breeder from Wisconsin Wallace Haven named the cross and introduced it to the American Canine Hybrid Club. They get along with kids and other dogs and can make a great family and companion dogs. Just be aware that they may enjoy barking, and although they’re intelligent and loving, may be stubborn when it comes to training. Although the history of the Puggle only dates back to the last two decades its ancestors do for much longer.
Beagles can be traced back to 16th century England where they were used to hunt small prey like rabbits and were used as gun dogs, flushing game for hunters. Beagles are scent hounds; they track their prey by ground-scenting, and it is still common nowadays to use them in packs for hunting, even though they make an excellent companion and family dog as well. They have been brought to America in the following centuries and became one of the most popular dogs in the United States by the 19th century. Today they are used by the United States Department of Agriculture for detecting contraband food items in luggage. The popularity of the breed is well reflected by the well-known character of Snoopy created by Charles Schulz in the 1950s who is the main character of the cartoon “Peanuts”. By the way, the breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1885.
Pugs originated in China, dating back to the Han dynasty (B.C. 206 to A.D. 200) from where it spread to Japan and later to Europe. Pugs are one of three types of short-nosed dogs that are originated in China: the so-called Lion dog, the Pekingese, and the Lo-sze, which was presumably the ancestor of the Pug. Pugs began to arrive in Europe and spread around the Western World in the 16th century when Dutch traders returned to Europe with specimens of the breed, which had been adored by the royal families (even become the official dog of the House of Orange in the Netherlands )and is enjoying popularity since then.
The story of the name “Pug” is very interesting. The word “Pai” came to be used as the name for this type of short-nosed dogs in China, and as the breed came to Europe the people here couldn’t understand the meaning and pronounce “ properly but recognized the similarity with the word ”pug” which was a nickname for a monkey or dog in the 18th century. Marmosets were popular as pets at that time, and the Pug’s squashed face probably caused it to share the same name.
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Puggle size:
How much does the Puggle weigh? Puggle weight:
|15-40 pounds (7-18 kg)|
Avg. Weight |
What is the average weight of the Puggle? Puggle average weight:
|27.5 pounds (12.5 kg)|
How tall is the Puggle? Puggle height:
|10-15 inches (25-38 cm)|
Avg. Height |
What is the average height of this fido? Puggle average height:
|12.5 inches (31.5 cm)|
What type of coat does the Puggle have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Puggle's coat?
How to groom the Puggle and how often?
Effortless: The Puggle requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Puggle is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level |
How much do Puggle dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Beagle-Pug? Puggle shedding level:
Puggles are heavy shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Be prepared for the daily vacuum cleaning. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
What kind of personality does the Puggle have? What characteristics does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Puggle? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Puggle obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Are Puggle dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Puggles aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
How playful is this breed?
The Puggle is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Puggle sensitivity:
Puggles have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they?
Puggles are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Beagle-Pug need? Puggle social needs:
Puggles need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Do Puggle dogs bark a lot? Why does my Beagle-Pug bark?
Average: The Puggle barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Puggle good as a watchdog?
Puggles are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Do Puggle dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Puggles are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have the protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential |
Do Puggle bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Beagle-Pug? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Puggle? Why do dog bites happen?
The Puggle has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Puggle do?
Puggles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Puggles need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Puggle to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Puggle roam?
Puggles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Puggle have high prey drive?
Puggles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Puggle good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Puggles are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Puggles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog |
Where Puggle dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
|Not really |
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they friendly with strangers?
Puggles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly |
Are Puggle dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Puggle and children:
Puggles are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Puggle dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Puggles are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly |
Is Puggle good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Puggle dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Puggles are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Puggle can be a great choice.
Office Friendly |
Are Puggles good office dogs? Do Puggles make good office friendly dogs? Can Puggles be office dogs?
Puggle is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Puggle dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Beagle-Pug temperament with senior people? Are Puggle dogs good for elderly owners?
Puggles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Puggle dogs get along with other pets? Are Puggle dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Puggles are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Puggle breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Puggles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Puggle be a service dog?
|Not really |
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Puggle is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Puggle be a therapy dog?
|Not really |
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Puggle is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Puggle be a sniffer dog?
|Not really |
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Puggle is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Puggle be a search and rescue dog?
|Not really |
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Puggle is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Puggle be a boat dog?
|Not really |
Puggle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Puggle be a drafting dog?
|Not really |
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Puggle is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy breed? Do Puggle dogs have health problems?
Puggles are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems |
What health problems does the Puggle breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Puggle breed? Health risks of Puggle:
|Cherry EyeDistichiasisEpilepsyHip DysplasiaLegg-perthes DiseaseObesityPatellar LuxationProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)|
Life Expectancy |
How long do Puggle dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Puggle be?
Is the Puggle breed hypoallergenic?
Puggles don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Puggle have?
Puggles have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need |
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Puggle dogs require per day?
Puggles have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does this fido need?
Puggles sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption |
How much food does the Puggle need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
|1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Puggle risk for obesity:
High: The Puggle breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Puggle more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Puggle's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
|Tolerates warm and cold weather.|
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Puggle has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency |
Does the Puggle drool?
The Puggle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Puggle could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Puggle. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
Reproductive cycle of the female Puggle: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
|How often can the Puggle have a litter?||Once a year.|
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size |
How many puppies can the Puggle have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
Puggle Pros & Cons
- Health Issues: Puggles are commonly healthy dogs.
- Apartment Friendly: Puggles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
- Grooming: Effortless: The Puggle requires minimal grooming.
- Drooling tendency: The Puggle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
- Stinkiness: The Puggle has a low chance of bad smell.
- Adaptability: Puggles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
- Child Friendly: Puggles are very kid-friendly dogs.
- Dog Friendly: Puggles are very dog-friendly dogs.
- Office Friendly: Puggle is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
- Senior Citizens Friendly: Puggles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
- Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
- Trainability: Puggles aren't famous for their trainability.
- Hypoallergenic: Puggles don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
- Shedding Level: Puggles are heavy shedders.
- Weight Gain Potential: High: The Puggle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
- Impulse to Wander or Roam: Puggles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
- Good For First Time Owners: Puggles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
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