Monday, August 25, 2008

Mixed Dog Breeds: Puggle

This week we'll be learning about some of the popular mixed dog breeds.

Today, meet the puggle! A puggle is a mixed breed of dog created by mating a pug and beagle. They are an energetic, sweet-tempered, intelligent, curious and social breed. They have a thickset body, short coat hair, deeply wrinkled forehead, short legs, a curled tail, and drooping ears. They grow to be 15-30 lbs. and approximately 13-15" tall. They do shed, but the shedding can be helped by brushing.

Puggles are fairly easy to train. The one challenge puggle owners often face is trouble with potty training. Puggles respond best to reward and repetition as they are stubborn.

Some Puggles do howl on occasion, when they get excited. They can inherit this trait from the beagle.

Here's a picture of Mouse, my coworker's puggle/rat terrier mix. Isn't he cute?!

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