hi, we have an adorable female fawn pug (Squeegy). We LOVE her. A few PEE PEE problems right now and we don't know what's going on but otherwise the best little girl. We are interested in getting another one. A black female, or we are looking at puggles too. Any suggestions from people who have pugs and puggles would be great.
i dont much about pugs but we have 12 week old fawn female puggle she is a very sweet girl loves to play withmy boys we have a few issues with pee problems she really dont tell when she has to go out we just watch and hope we catch in time but at night and when we go somwhere we put her in a crate i was told that they are hard to train idont know because she is still a puppy .
I would not buy a puggle just because there are no reputable breeders. No puggle breeders do any of the testing, showing, temperament testing, etc. that reputable Pug breeders do. Pugs are great little dogs. My dad has two and thay are a hoot. Just the funniest personalities and they are so sensitive. God forbid you ever yell at them :c) Plus if you got a puggle you really don't know if you are getting a pug personality or a beagle.
A Pug/beagle mix is a crap shoot, you dont know if you'll get the health, personality, looks, etc from one or the other or any percentage combination thereof. Pugs are a great breed in themselves and dont need changed IMO. There are no reputable mixed breed breeders who will offer a health guarantee, as well as a genetic guarantee of 2+ yrs. Also a lifetime return policy in case you are at any time unable to care for the dog any longer, the repuatble breeder will take it back. Those who raised mixed breeds dont want the dog back, they are only looking for the first person to line their pockets.
I have a pug mix. He is 9 weeks old and is 75% pug and 25% toy fox terrier. He is doing quite well these days. A little hyper at times, but after all, he is a puppy. Just can't wait to get over the teething stage.
I have puggle and I live in Oklahoma. I have them listed on this website under pugs.
The mother is a miniture beagle and the father is a pug. Thay are very adorable.
Why do I have them. So many people want pugs but so not really understand the breathing and birthing problems pugs can have. So, I decided to breed puggles because you get the personality of a pug and not as many health issues. Thay are great and very cute.
Don't get me wrong I still love my pugs and I take very good care of them but it upsets me when I see pugs bought by people that do not plan on spending the time and extra money it might take to care for them.
If you are interested in a pug/beagle mix I highly suggest you go to a shelter first. There are so many there, and going to be tons of puppies because of the holidays. www.petfinder.com will help you find some. Just search under pug and you'll find pug/beagle mixes.
***Edited By: thelifeofriley on 12/28/2005 9:59:02 AM*** Reason: add
i have a puggle and we researched before we bought i have been to shelters all ours has is mixed dogs that will be big like mixed labs and rotties we didnt want big dogs we like medium like the look of pugs and beagles so stead of getting two different dogs we got one with both looks .
I beg to differ! Why are you guys so down on mixed breeds...they are good dogs too!
I do stand behind my pups... all of them...pure breed and mixed breed.
Like I said I love my pugs but some people don't have the money to take care of them. Puggles are a little more resilient and less maintance. I am very picky who I sell my pugs to as well as all my pups but expecially my pugs.
My vet gets Pugs dropped off all the time due to people not having the money to care for them. That's where i adopted my first two.
People can disagree but you don't have to be hateful! I am not out for the first person to put money in my pocket! I just think there are different dogs for sifferent people!
I call my beagle miniture because she has the very short legs and not very tall.
It's kind of a joke to us because my vet always says here comes the miniture beagle. She is very short, but I love her! Her papers don't indicate that she is a miniture. Like you said I'm not sure if there is a such thing?
***Edited By: 1cutecookie on 12/28/2005 1:39:31 PM*** Reason: miss spelled words
No, your right , there is no miniature Beagle. She would be a 13" Beagle. They come in 13 or 15 inch. The standard allows for the 13" to be any height as long as it does not exceed 13".
And as for Pug health, Yes, purchased from a bad breeder, and someone who does not care about the breed issues, there can be problems. But anyone who knows what their doing and breeds for improvement....the vet bills are no more for a Pug than any other breed! BYB's and PM's most likely produce health issues, but they do with every breed not just the Pug. We raise and show ours, and I will tell you, they cost no more in vet care than the average dog. But, yes you must understand the breed and their temperature tolerance issues, as well as other points. Buy from a reputable breeder.
1cutecookie......I'm confused, you breed purebred Pugs, and started breeding Puggles also? Was it the hype and the higher price tag that would make you want to ruin such a great breed?
Yes, I have two purebred pugs (Frances and Harley). I love them they are great dogs! Frances has had 2 litters of pups one this year and one last year. This last time she had problems and two of the six were still born. Pugs are prone to have difficulty during pregnancy. They are also prone to respiratory problems. My Vet says my pugs are very healthy but they are prone to have issues.
I spoil mine rotten but some others don't and they end up in a rescue due to expense and for the fact they didn't know what they were getting. People just think the pugs are cute and buy one without doing their home work first.
So I noticed a picture of a puggle one day and asked my vet about it and she said that actually it's not a bad idea due to the fact you get the personality of both a pug and a beagle without the breathing issues and the whelping issues. However, I have seen puggles were the mom is a pug and father a beagle. Now that's nothing but someone trying to make a buck! The point is having a female beagle bred to a male pug. Beagles whelp babies like nothing and are very good mothers. The pups have good personalities and less worries for those that don't want a high maintance dog.
I will still continue to breed my purebred pugs but I am very picky about who adopts them. They are next to human you know! Ha Ha
But really the puggles are very sweet dogs and great with kids. My son can run around all day in the backyard with a puggle but the pugs get heated to easily.
I do want to warn folks about breeding a female pug to a male beagle. The little things are not big enough to carry that big of a pup and it might make it but why put them at risk! If you are going to breed puggles then please breed the female beagle to the male pug. Thanks!
***Edited By: 1cutecookie on 12/28/2005 3:14:10 PM*** Reason: spelling
It is not as common as you make it sound. We have been raising Pugs for years in addition to showing them. We are very selective in who we buy from. To date, we have had '0' c-sections....all natural whelps. We have had a total of '1' still born, and this was due to the fact that she had 8 puppies......one simply did not finish developing , there was just not enough room for all of them, although she whelped another litter of 8, 1 1/2 yrs later and no stillborns.
Yes there are breathing issues people need to be aware of, but it is quite simple to make the needed accomodations. Every breed has genetic issues and if they are plagued with issues and vet bills it is simply poor breeding on the breeders part.
If you are having that much trouble with your Pugs whelping and still borns, I suggest having her spade.
So Cookie your saying that you are particular about who gets your purebred pugs because you know that the pugs are going to have expensive medical bills that some people aren't able to pay for, but thats not a problem with the puggles so its not as important who they go to.
Lets just all stop and think about that for a minute.
If you know that the pugs your breeding are producing puppies with medical problems that will need care in the future why are you breeding those particular dogs? Wouldn't it make more sense to breed the healthiest specimens of the breed that you find? And don't tell me that healthy pugs don't exist, they do. So your producing sickly pugs and selling them, thats not very ethical is it.
Then your producing cute little mutts, out of an undersized beagle dam, yes I've seen really tiny beagles, some people are foolish enough to breed for them. I think there's even someone out there calling them 'Elizabethan Hounds' their just beagles bred down in size, never ceases to amaze me what people will do for money.
So your cranking out 'Puggles' their the newest craze you know, you jumped on the bandwagon at the perfect time, everyone wants one, at this exact moment and space in time. Few months they'll be yesterdays flavor of the day, and they'll be all over the shelters. So wise of you to make your money now.
You know whats really messed up? Your complete inability to see just how wrong what your doing is, and you probably never will. You shouldn't be breeding dogs at all, your using midget beagles and health compromised pugs. to produce fad designer mutts that will go out of vogue. Bravo for you, your a true dog lover!!
I'm just curious, because you keep mentioning the horrible health that all Pugs have that cost so much in vets bills and people send the dogs to rescue because of these issues that all Pugs have. Then you go on to say all the health, whelping, puppy issues they have (which isnt true) and then that you continue to breed yours.
What are these terrible health issues they have? They are bad but not bad enough not to breed and make a buck.......just curious, allowing you to tell the story.
What I see is two breeders that are upsetabout something beyond their control and oviously have some issues.
I never said that I breed and or sell sickly Pugs! Again, Ihave healthy beautiful Pugs. However, I do want people to be aware of the truth about ALL pugs!
I never said I would sell a puggle to just anyone. I said I am picky about all my puppies homes. So, if you are going to reply then get it right! All you are doing is making up lies. You need to go back and read what I said.
We just need to agree to disagree and both of you need to stop being so mean and nasty! You raise your dogs and I will raise mine. I thought you honestly wanted to know why I bred puggles, but really all you two want to do is gang up on me.
I have never had any pups returned, all my pups are garanteed to be in tip top health, vet checked and approved, shots, and wormed before leaving my home. Who are the two of you to judge. It sounds like to me you are both a little jealous.
I'm done with the two of you...you can keep on writing lies and hateful things but I will not be wasting my time with you anymore. I hope people that purchase your Pug get the truth on taking care of them.
The funny thing is Pugs are great dogs for some people but not for everyone.
Oh by the way, I don't think you have been to my home and seen my beagle she is of normal size and vet approved to breed. Thanks for your concern Doctor.
***Edited By: 1cutecookie on 12/28/2005 7:24:34 PM*** Reason: miss spelled words
Caring breeders breed to improve the breed and continue its existance. Breeders who cross two different breeds together because it creates a desirable 'designer mutt' are doing so for personal gain only, there's no driving force to preserve and continue a fine breed because there is no breed, only the greed of the person creating mutts. More innocent dogs to die in shelters, when Puggles are no longer in vogue.
Cookie wrote >The mother is a miniture beagle and the father is a pug. Thay are very adorable. I call my beagle miniture because she has the very short legs and not very tall.<
You said she was undersized, not I. 13 inch beagles do not just have short legs, their smaller all over, just slightly but still replicas of the larger ones. We used to breed and hunt them, and yes sometimes we would get a smaller short legged one, and it wasn't suitable for breeding.
Cookie wrote >However, I have seen puggles were the mom is a pug and father a beagle. Now that's nothing but someone trying to make a buck! The point is having a female beagle bred to a male pug<
You need to read what you wrote, why is there a difference? There isn't, the end result is the same, pricey mutts. You say that someone esle is only out for the money when their doing the same thing you are, just reversed. Pot, meet kettle.
Cookie wrote >So many people want pugs but so not really understand the breathing and birthing problems pugs can have. Don't get me wrong I still love my pugs and I take very good care of them but it upsets me when I see pugs bought by people that do not plan on spending the time and extra money it might take to care for them. My vet gets Pugs dropped off all the time due to people not having the money to care for them. That's where i adopted my first two. Yes, I have two purebred pugs (Frances and Harley). I love them they are great dogs! Frances has had 2 litters of pups one this year and one last year. This last time she had problems and two of the six were still born. Pugs are prone to have difficulty during pregnancy. They are also prone to respiratory problems. My Vet says my pugs are very healthy but they are prone to have issues I spoil mine rotten but some others don't and they end up in a rescue due to expense and for the fact they didn't know what they were getting. People just think the pugs are cute and buy one without doing their home work first. <
This is the bulk of the unsubstantiated negative things you said about Pugs, it would lead one to believe that your Pugs had problems, it would also possibly leave one to believe that the pugs your breeding were perhaps the pugs surrendered to your vet. I really hope your not breeding rescues, so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.
What part of breeding puggles is a money making venture as opposed to preserving and improving a breed are you having problems with? The honest thing would be to admit your doing it for money, I'd respect your honesty but still tell you were doing the wrong thing.
Go to petfinder, there are dozens and dozens of puggles on it, along with Shih-poos, Jugs Chugs whatever, instead of creating mutts why not work to breed a healthier pug? Their a wonderful ancient mystical breed, they don't deserve to be crossed with some howly little hunting dog, which I happen to really like too.
Don't get defensive because we think your doing the wrong thing and tell you so.