my family and i are seriously thinking about getting a puggle, we think that they are so adorable. But is the puggle a healthy breed? I just dont want to end up with a dog that has many health problems that shorten life, or just make life horrilbe for the poor little doggie. any information or links to good puggle sites are very much appreciated!!!
I don;t think so. I always hear of them being too entergetic and then having breathing problems. One of the guys in my clinical has had his on steroids for weeks because it has something wrong with its back. Vet said its common in them adn beagles,although I haven't seen many other beagles with it. You have to remember most come from a pet store(like the guy in my clinicals) and they are not healthy.
First off, ask yourself this. What is it that you are looking for in a dog and does either the beagle or pug fit that definition? If not, maybe another breed would be best suited.
When people mix breeds, there is no typical anything-as someone put it-write down several different traits-toss the pieces in the air and chose one. You also run the risk of traits that aren't normal in either, showing up. You won't be able to find much information or support as you would otherwise.
Also, for future referrence, when a breeder says they are creating a 'new breed', ask them their intentions and how many generations they've already created to breed back to each other. Also if they've started a parent club and how many other breeders are working to get the best genetics in creating a new breed. 99% of the time, you'll get-we'll we cross this with this to get a dog that is the best of both worlds. That's not the answer you want. They are looking to breed something with a fashionable name.
If you still have it that you'd like a puggle, look for one in a rescue. Or seriously look at either breed independently or for a breed that fits your need altogether. Good luck!
Like you, I think puggles are adorable. After carefully considering a lot of pure breed dogs and searching out local shelters, I finally decided to go with this dog who really had my heart. It's hard to find a puggle because of the issues with people breeding them purely for money. Some web sites charge an outrageous amount of money for them and have testimonials about them potty training in two days, etc. I find it hard to believe they can guarantee that kind of result with every puppy but I'm no breeding expert. All I know is we bought a lab from a well-known breeder prior to Roxie and he died of an enlarged heart at age 6. Roxie, so far, has been a pretty good little puppy. We're going through typical puppy issues but she brings us a lot of joy. My boys, almost 4 and 6, love her and most people who see her are smitten as well. I am very concerned about her health because we bought her from a farm. It seemed like a good place, but someone who saw us walk Roxie asked us where we got her then informed us she bought one from what sounds like the same place and the dog died a year later from unknown causes. She was very bitter. I will always worry about Roxie, so I suggest you really research breeders before buying a puggle. On a good note, my cousin bought one years ago and he's been very healthy and is much loved.
see i have to pick a small/medium dog because my grandparents are only agreeing to a dog, if i make A-B honor roll all year, then i can have my puppy that i've wanted for so long. they love the looks of the puggle, and i like the maltese, shih tzu, puggle, springer spaniel, cavalier king charles, and the italian greyhound (not really considering the iggy, because their bones are far too brittle) so i am just trying to get all the info that i can. thx for replying!!!
I know an elderly couple with a maltese. She's the love of their lives. I also have relatives who would have no dog other than a shih tzu. If you decide on a puggle, maybe consider trying to adopt an older one with a more established health record. If you're in high school (?), I would warn you that any puppy takes a lot of time to train and you have to put the time in to have a nice grown dog.
Good luck with your decision and getting those As and Bs.
thx, i havent ever owned a dog before, and i have been asking for one since i learned how to talk, i have am amazing connection with animals, i actually work as an animal rehabilitator, not for a business, but for friends. I just am good with animals i guess. I am in love with every kind of animals possible, cats dogs, horses you name it i like it. I just want a dog so bad, and now i can see those a's and b's in my future, and a little doggie too!!!
You may want to look at all aspects too. Like exercise requirements, longevity, activity level, etc. One thing that you may also want to consider since you are still a student, is where will the dog be while you're away at college-if you plan to attend college away from home. So maybe consider that as well. On a personal note, I think the Cavaliers are wonderful dogs. But, unfortunately, they do have some pretty serious health concerns, so do your best in looking for a good breeder. Good luck!
I am going to college, and i thought of that too, i would take MY dog with me no matter what. I would be devoted to exercise, i am willing to give a good 45 minute walk every day, it would be nice nice to have a walking partner anywayz!!
if the puggle of your choice has more pug characteristics a 45 minute walk may not go over well every day. i have a pug and he'd be hard pressed to do that in warm or cold weather daily. in warm weather it could be dangerous to their health. but one with mostly beagle characteristics would have no problem. with mixing breeds you don't know what you'll be getting beforehand.
We have a 2 yr old female and a 6 mo old male and we have yet to have any problems with them, health or otherwise. The only thing we wish, is that we had gotten our male sooner than we did! We love them to death !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
First off let me start by saying that a puggle IS NOT A BREED. It is a cutsie name made up by someone for a mutt, mongel or other wise mixed breed of dog. So to pay $$ for a mixed dog is just plain nuts in my opinion. There are many mixed breed dogs waiting to be rescued in shelters with death sentenses. Why not save one of those, if it is a mix you are looking for.
There is only one reason to breed and that is for breed improvement. The only way to acheive that is by breeding to a breed standard set forth by an established parent club for a particular breed. Through years of genetic testing and record keeping. By years of established pedigrees to know what each bloodline consistantly produces and what there strong atributes to the breed are. Breeding for any other reason is purely irresponsible or for financial gain. It is like being a doggy pimp.
He's your friend,your partner,your defender your dog.You are his life,his love,his leader. He will be yours faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.You owe it to him to worthy of such devotion
I have seen two puggles in our local shelter at two different times. It makes me sad. Did these doggies not live up to the owners expectations or were they roamers? I do not know. I have 2 old Pug girls and they are absolutely the sweetest dogs. They were bred for warming laps. The Beagle was bred to hunt. So immediately I see red flags. Beagles are meant to search out bunnies so the hunter man can shoot them. Once they get a scent---that's it---they are totally focused on that. I will keep my Pugs pure so they will continue to warm my lap and not be bothered by chasing bunnies!
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Hello and a sincere message to anyone considering getting a puggle. Puggles are a wondering loving breed. My husband had a couple other dog breeds and said this was the best dog he ever had. We got a puggle when they first came out over 7 years ago. At that time we did not know what a puggle was, but she was so cute, adorable, friendly and lovable we had to get her. Sadie had no health issues, but of course the minor stuffy nose at times. She was a fast learner and loved to be part of the family. She always was with someone and had to know everything going on. We never had any problems with her...she was the perfect dog. That is until June this summer when she had her first seizure. We took her to the vet and had her checked out with all kinds of tests. The doctor said she was perfectly healthy and nothing showed up on any of her test. The vet informed us that the beagle breed may have seizures, but most time the seizures can be controlled by medication which we did put her on. The seizures stopped and she didn't have any for a month. She had about 6 over a 3 day period at that time. During this time she was back and forth to the vets again to keep getting checked and her medicine was increased. The seizures then stopped for about 40 days. Perfectly fine...until just a few days when her seizures increase and got more severe. It was the most horrible thing we ever had to deal with and we tried everything to save her....vets....more meds...pet hospital. They could not do anything to save her and she had to be put to sleep. We were not expecting this and thought that she was a healthy dog that could have the seizures controlled by medication. At the time we got our puppy, we did not know that there were medical issues that could arise due to crossbreeding. I would encourage anyone interested in getting a puggle to please do your research and find a good breeder with a health history of both parents used. We found out now that both of the dogs used to breed should be at least 2 years of age so they know what health issues the dogs might have or pass on to the puppies. I don't want anyone to go through the pain or loss that we had to deal with in these past few months and especially now that she is no longer with us. Of course the time we did get to spend with her were the best years and would never trade them for anything! Just please be cautious if considering purchasing a puggle since there have been alot of health issues now with this breed.