ok .. so i have done alot of research on pocket puggles and they seem like the perfect dog for me and i would really like one but, i cant find one local .. i have found some in missouri and texas but, i dont want them shipped because i would feel very bad for the dog to go through that .. does anyone have a website that i could go to ,to find a pocket puggle in maryland ??
ok how do you take a 15lb dog and a 30lb dog and make a pocket breed out of them? Most puggles are 25-40lbs, not pocket. I would like to question anyone selling them as such. If you want a mutt, visit a shelter. There are plenty of mutts in there looking for loving homes.
And since they are a mix, you never know what you are going to get. you may not get any wrinkles at all, and you could get a pushed in nose with breathing problems.
The people selling these mixes always tout about "best of both breeds". Do they not stop to realize that there is such a thing as "worst of both breeds"?
Some puppies may get the best of both, the other half get the worst of both and you don't know what you got until the puppy is grown. Consistancy from generation to generation is what makes a breed a breed, not throwing a couple of breeds together just to see what happens. If you want a dog that doesnt have breathing problems then why not just get a Beagle? Or get a pug from a reputable Pug breeder whose dogs don't have breathing problems? Or like already suggested, go to the shelter.
ok i see what you guys are saying .. i understand .. and now i don't think that its right to throw two breeds together to get a new mutt . so .. i have been thinking and i was wondering about the shiba inu s .. any info on them ??
Shiba Inu, well if you thought a puggle was good for you, I dont think you would like a Shiba, they are very independent dogs. Like teenagers, they do their own thing, and dont care wht you are doing, as long as you let them alone. The do not cuddle, they MAY let you pet them a couple of times a day, though. If you work and would like a dog, but really should ahve a cat, they are a good breed.
Why not look for a well bred pug or even a Tibetan Spaniel. Both look a bit similar to some puggles but are smaller. A well bred pug shouldn't have serious breathing problems and Tibbies have less extreme faces.
The places advertising "pocket puggles" are probably all puppy mills. Respectible breeders do not advertise liek that.
Millers are breeding dogs smaller and smaller because they can cram more "stock" into already overcrowded cages and it costs less to feed. Auctioneers site these reasons when these dogs end up on the auction block - so this is not a rumor I am trying to spread. I've seen it at every auction I've attended.
I have transported a number of puggles and I think they are great dogs - but I don't know enough about your circumstances to recommend one. There is at least one puggle rescue out there. Contact them to find out what they see when the dogs come into rescue. They often are a better source than an internet miller.
Please do your homework before you commit to any dog.
I see absolutely nothing unethical about looking for a puggle in rescue...it is totally different than seeking out a "breeder" to buy a puppy. As posted, there is a puggle rescue, and there are plenty of pug/beagle mixes available on sites like Petfinder. Check out various rescue sources and you will likely find a sweet baby who needs a forever home.
I agree, I have never seen a puggle say under 15 lbs, definatley not able to carry around in a bag. I have seen quite a few. One rescue I volenteer for, recently rescued a pregnant puggle. She gave birth pups are around 15 days now. Dad is possible poodle mix or som fluffy dog. as they had a fluffy male something or other. I can't say what because I was not there. Mom was tied to a tree, and probably could not avoid being mated to. So definately look up rescues. look me up if you are in calif. I can get you in contact if you wish. Even beagle rescues, One particular calif. one I am thinking of will probably have some.
Oh I also agree, shiba's are not for everyone. Very catlike. If you don't mind it not coming, or not listening to you. fine. My step moms was always running out the door. Finally to its death. I knew it would happen. But nothing I could do.
Whoever said you can't buy happiness, must have never owned a dog!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey. I came across this site looking for Puggle pics just for fun. We have one, who was actually a rescue. Great luck for us! We got Klaus at 6 months old and he has been amazing.
I've owned many dogs over the years, mutts and full-bred, and I wanted to comment about some of the negativity surrounding this mix.
First off, ANY dog can inherit negative traits from its parents. Anyone with reservations about getting a puggle, I can tell you Klaus is one of the most affectionate, loving, well-behaved dogs I've ever lived with, including an amazing 22 year-old Golden Retriever.
Our puggle definitely can entertain himself for hours, but he sleeps with us every night and loves all of our friends. The main issue with this dog is that its nose will get it into trouble. The Beagle Breed traits are little more prominent (I've had a Beagle, too) but after spending some time with more Pugs, I've started to notice personality similarities with that breed, as well. He chases his tail, and is will lick your face until you make him stop.
Take a chance on a puggle and you might get as lucky as we did. These are great dogs, and very affectionate.