kellie - i think you need to research both the beagle and the pug individually and determine whether either of those two breeds would suit you. when they are mixed together the outcome of their personality is not marked in stone. the dog could act all beagle, or pug, the good from both or the bad from both. that is one of the huge disadvantages to buying into the whole mixed breed hype. there is no guarantee that the pup you get will be a wonderful mix of both. the advantage over getting a purebred is that you are guaranteed some predictability with traits. not every dog of every breed is going to act the exact same, because environment plays a huge part in their development but if you are looking for certain traits that are characteristic of all of a certain breed you are more likely to hit on a purebred then a mix. i am in no way saying not to get a puggle but just realize that the personalities may vary widely from one to another just because of their mix and not due to environment. please research both breeds individually and decide if their bad traits are something you can live with because the mix you get just may have more of those bad traits then you are anticipating.
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I know, it's just that it is a mutt(which isn't a bad thing) and you never know what you are going to get. Someone was on here the other day saying their puggle had the bad things from both breeds.I'll look and try to bump it up. I really think that if it is something specific that you want and you still want a puggle then maybe an older one is the way to go. Then you'll know what you are getting. You could end up with a howling, unbreakable, bad breathing dog.
Look up some things about genetics on the internet and read them. There is no way to tell what you will get when you do that breeding. I have seen people say they make great apartment dogs because they are quiet but I have heard they often howl all the time like a beagle. http://forums.doghobbyist.com/forum.php?catid=48
I got a 4-month-old Puggle for Christmas. Just today she developped the swollen tear duct. I'm taking her to the vet tomorrow. (She's due in next week for round two of her Lyme booster, I just need to see if I can get the appointment changed to tomorrow instead.) I hope you were able to find a vet who'll take payments for find someone who was willing to loan you the money to get your pup's eye looked at!
And, by the way, I am SO excited to find other people who are Puggle Parents! Everyone I've spoken with has been completely flabbergasted to find out there was such a cross-breed.
Hey there. I have a Puggle as well. My little one is about 12 weeks old. He has in both eyes the Cherry Eye. It is not really dangerous but it has to be corrected. In the most cases they will to that when you go in to get your pet nudered. I am in Scottsdale Arizona, the cost per eye is about $ 745.00. You should have it checked out soon, you will need a medication for the Eye until the Puppy is old enough for the operation.
I have raised Puggles for about a year and a half. We have only had Cherry-eye come up in one Puggle at about 4 months. We took her back and had our vet repair the Cherry eye for about $75, and she has been fine ever since.
Puggles do seem more prone to ear infections, just like many purebreds with 'floppy drop ears'. Other than that, we haven't had any issues.
Old, old post german...but yes the cherry eye would be coming from the beagle portion of your mix. Correction costs vary...but here it is $50, one eye. If your being charged over $700 an eye, look into another vet. Very simple procedure whether it is tucked or removed.
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