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Puggle Breed Summary

Fun-loving, Playful, Energetic and Affectionate 

The Puggle is one of the newest cross-breeds, having first been bred by a man named Wallace Havens in the 1980’s. The breed is a mix between a Pug and a Beagle and has also been sweetly referred to as the ‘Bug’ or ‘Buggle’ (nawww). In fact, crossing the breed is probably a good thing, as many Pugs struggle to breath but with the lengthened nose from the Beagles genes, it makes breathing a lot easier! It’s thought this breed also made an appearance a few decades before this, when U.S. breeders were experimenting with a variety of new dogs. Commercially however, these doggies have been around since the year 2000 and have since become an increasingly popular choice! 

Kennel Club Group Not Recognised
Lifespan 10-15 years
Height (at the withers) Males and Females 25-38cm (8-15 inches)
Weight Males and Females 4.5-13.5kg (10-30lbs) 
Coat Short, Smooth Double Coat, with a Dense Undercoat and Slightly Longer Topcoat
Colour Fawn; Red; Tan; Lemon; Black; or any of these with White
Eye colour Brown
Common health issues Stenotic Nares; Hip Dysplasia; Hypothyroidism; Patellar Luxation; Epilepsy; Cherry Eye.
Other Names Maltese Lion Puppy

These doggies are fun-loving and great make pets for families with kids as they love to play games. They also get along great with other doggies as well and potentially may even get on with friendly cats! However, they do have very loud barks and they enjoy barking a lot (thanks to their Beagle inheritance…), so it’s probably best that owners of Puggles don’t live in apartments or houses with neighbours too close by. They also aren’t that easy to train and will require a very patient owner, willing to put in the extra work to make training time fun! This breed is also pretty active, so they’re going to need at least 30 minutes of walkies and exercise per day to keep them from getting over-weight and bored. But with the right family, you’re sure to have many happy years of love with each other!

The Puggle is a cross between a Pug and a Beagle. This hybrid resulted from the breeding of these two dogs in the United States, by a Wisconsin citizen named Wallace Havens in the 1980s. He coined the name Puggle, and was the first to register the crossbreed with the American Canine Hybrid Club. Puggles can only be bred from a male Pug and female Beagle, as breeding female Pugs from male Beagles results in puppies too large for the female to whelp. 

As can be seen from the vital statistics, Puggles can vary enormously in height and weight. Breed enthusiasts are working to create a breed standard, through breeding Puggles together, and hope that Kennel Clubs will recognise this hybrid as a breed in its own right.