The Puggle is a cute cross between the Pug and the Beagle. Since Pug mixes have been reaching designer status in recent years, it’s easy to find Puggle breeders. However, you should be careful. Breeders aren’t always ethical, especially not breeders of mixes. They sometimes don’t health test the parents and socialize the pups well. This can land you with a pup that’s unhealthy and unhappy, and it’s important not to support these businesses as they’ll just produce more puppies that are the same way! Always do your research when purchasing any dog, but especially a mix.
These are likely to be small dogs with short coats and floppy ears. Because the Pug has a flat face, they might too, though the mix of Beagle should help that. Don’t underestimate the challenges of having a brachycephalic dog though. They often have health issues such as respiratory problems, and many airlines won’t allow them to fly due to the risk of changing pressure.
The Puggle – A Great Family Dog
If you do find a Puggle, you’ll love their personality though. These dogs are playful and goofy, and the mix of Beagle makes them very intelligent. They’ll learn all the tricks and good manners you want. They do need moderate exercise but due to the mix of Pug in there, you shouldn’t work them too hard. This could cause any respiratory issues to flare up over time. For the same reason, be careful when walking them if it’s hot!
They should get along well with other animals and children too. Children should always be taught how to act with a dog appropriately, however. Don’t take their nature for granted, as any dog can snap. These dogs, however, make great pets when brought up right! You will quickly fall in love with this dog breed.