Designer dogs have become very popular. Many people feel mixing breeds should not be allowed or done. Historically all the current pure breed dogs were developed through mixing breeds. It is, therefore, ironic and hypocritical to adopt this stance. One designer breed that has become popular is a pug mixed with a beagle.
A pug mixed with a beagle is known as a puggle. The resulting dog varies according to the genetic combination of the breeds. Generally, puggles have a longer muzzle than pugs. They are small to medium good-natured, social dogs. They can be prone to diseases inherited from both breeds.
Many people want to own a unique dog, and the lure of a designer breed is hard to resist. Pugs mixed with beagles seem like a good choice to some dog lovers. When considering a dog breed, it is important to understand what temperament, size, physical and emotional needs, and health problems to expect.
What Size Is A Pug Mixed With A Beagle?
Puggles are the result of mixing pugs with beagles. Pugs are small breed dogs, and beagles fall into the medium-size dog category. Most puggles are small- to medium-sized dogs standing 13 to 15 inches at the shoulder and weighing 18 to 30 pounds.
The genetic lottery does not always give accurate results, so some puggles may be small, like a pug, or larger, like a beagle. Breeders cannot predict with one hundred percent accuracy what the size the dog will be.
What Does A Pug Mixed With Beagle Look Like?
Most puggles are fawn or tan. Some can be black or black and tan depending on the parents’ colors. They have short coats that shed in fall and spring. Brushing your puggle regularly can help reduce the amount of hair left in your house.
Pugs have relatively small ears, and beagles have large ears. In both breeds, the ears fold down. Puggles have larger ears than a pug. The ears fold over, framing the sides of the face, giving the puggle a permanent puppy face.
They have large dark eyes beneath a wrinkled, furrowed brow. These characteristics give the impression of a perplexed professor, and many people find this attractive. Their tails may be curled like a pug or straight like a beagle.
A puggle’s snout is usually longer than the pug’s, which can alleviate many of the negative effects of the brachycephalic pug. Shortened muzzles seen in pugs can result in brachycephalic respiratory syndrome.
Unfortunately, some puggles do have short, flat faces like a pug. Although these squashed faces may be attractive to some people, the dogs will be at risk of all the complications of brachycephalic dogs. These include problems with breathing, heat intolerance, snoring, and challenges with anesthetics.
Are Pug Beagle Mixes Affectionate?
Puggles are affectionate, social dogs that love to be around people. They welcome strangers and prefer to sit on their owner’s lap or as close as possible. They do not cope well if they are left alone for extended periods or are expected to live outside.
Puggles are placid dogs that are mostly good with children and other animals of all types. Some puggles may have a higher hunt drive like a beagle.
They will be prone to tracking and possibly chasing smaller animals or birds. Beagles do not typically have a prey drive that includes biting and killing, but there is always the risk.
Who Is A Good Owner for A Pug Beagle Mix?
Since puggles are calm, friendly dogs, they are well suited to first-time dog owners. They fit in well with families with small children and other dogs.
Puggles do not respond well to aggressive, domineering, or harsh owners. They cope best with owners that want companions, valuing the puggles for their quirky habits.
Are Pug Beagle Mixes Easy To Train?
Puggles are usually stubborn, opinionated dogs who prefer suggestions over direct orders. They inherit this trait from both the beagle and the pug.
They are food motivated and respond well to training methods that include treats and positive reinforcement. Providing the right incentive for puggles is critical to their training. They easily learn tricks and basic commands if the reward is worth the effort.
Puggles may often be difficult to house train. If you are getting a puggle, expect to spend longer than normal house-training your dog. You will need patience and perseverance to manage the toilet training phase.
What Homes Are Suitable For Pug Beagle Mixes?
Puggles are comfortable in any size of home. They are happy to ramble in the countryside if they live on a farm. Care must be taken as the beagle nose may lead the puggle off on adventures. This may get the puggle into trouble with other farmers or lead to them getting lost.
Puggles are also happy to live in apartments. They may tend to bark, which could annoy neighbors. Some puggles also howl like beagles.
If you have one of these puggles, you may need to make alternative living arrangements or book your dog into doggy daycare if you are out for long periods.
What Are The Exercise Needs Of A Pug Mixed With A Beagle?
Puggles need approximately 30 to forty minutes of exercise a day. The exercise should be kept to a walk as puggles do not have long legs that can match a running human’s stride. Their shortened muzzles make them unsuitable for strenuous exercise.
Some owners can become lazy about walking their puggle. This habit is not good for the puggle. They gain weight easily and can quickly become obese. Weight gain must be prevented by exercising the puggle and maintaining a balanced, healthy diet for your furry friend.
Puggles are low-energy dogs that will benefit from mental stimulation. Examples include teaching you puggle tricks, scent games, and canine mental stimulation toys.
Pugs mixed with beagles create a designer dog that is charming and endearing. Puggles are adaptable little dogs that love to be around their family. They do not have high exercise or grooming needs.