The Puggle is a hybrid designer dog. Puggles are a cross between a purebred Pug and a purebred Beagle. They are friendly, affectionate lapdogs with a lively nature. Pug Beagle mix characteristics vary a lot. Puggles can weigh anywhere from 14 – 35lbs and be between 10-15 inches tall! Although Puggles have a decent lifespan of around 13 years, their health varies a lot from dog to dog. Today we’ll look at how to spot a healthy Puggle puppy, and let you know what breed traits to expect from this cute cross.
- Are Puggles good family dogs?
- Are Puggles healthy?
- How long do Puggles live?
- How much does it cost to buy a Puggle?
- Puggle puppies and breeders
- What is a Pocket Puggle?
Settle in for a great read on every aspect of life with a Puggle. From what Puggles look like to which parent they most take after. And how to find one to buy or adopt. We’ll also take a good look at Puggle lifespan and health. And give you an honest review of the pros and cons of the Puggle breed.
What is a Puggle?
Until not long ago, Puggle was the cute name that scientist gave to a baby echidna. That’s a spiny anteater, in case you wanted to know. Then in the 1980s, the hybrid offspring of Pugs and Beagles started to gain popularity as pets.
After a bit of to-ing and fro-ing over names (Buggle? Peagle?) they eventually became known as Puggles. Cute name in place, the Puggle’s fan base soared.
Puggles have inspired countless grumpy Puggle memes. They have sent millions of us to our phones to Google “Puggle pictures”. And they have even mingled with the rich and famous.
Famous Puggle owners include Kelly Osborne, Uma Thurman, Jake Gyllenhaal and even Sylvester Stallone.
They could hardly be more fashionable! And these days the first answer to “what is a Puggle?” is undoubtedly “a mix between a Pug and Beagle”. (If baby echidnas get upset by the Puggle stealing their name, they’re not letting on.)
Where do Puggles come from?
Pugs are pretty much the first and last word in canine cuteness. In China they have been keeping dog lovers company since 400BC. Although those early Pugs didn’t look quite the same as our modern day Pugs. By the 16th century Pugs had settled in Europe. They migrated to America with the earliest European settlers.
Beagles have a noble history which easily rivals that of the Pug. But Beagle enthusiasts bred their dogs for a very different purpose. In ancient Greece, men trained hound-type dogs to hunt together in packs. These were the likely forefathers of the modern Beagle
A Pet with Powerful Instincts
Beagles today still have their great sense of smell and endless reserves of stamina. And were widely used for pack hunting until quite recently Most of us no longer use Beagles for hunting.
But the Beagle’s happy go lucky temperament and affection for its human family means they have become popular pets.
Early Puggle Breeders
Many sources credit a man called Wallace Havens, with “creating” the Puggle in the 1980s. He was a Puggle breeder from Wisconsin.
In fact, Pug and Beagle mix dogs had probably existed before that. But Havens was the first to realize their potential as part of the new trend for designer cross-breeds.
In 2007 the New York Times reported that one in every four litters the American Canine Hybrid Club registered that year was a litter of Puggles. So Puggles are popular and they’re here to stay.
Maybe you’re here because you’re already thinking of bringing one home. What else do you need to know before you take the plunge?
When dogs of two different pedigrees breed, their puppies can take after strongly after one parent. Or they can inherit a mix of traits from each parent.
They can even get a little bit of everything. What’s more, each puppy in a litter can inherit a different blend of features.
An Unpredictable Mix
Puggle puppies can vary widely from one puppy to another. Even puppies from the same litter may be very different from one another
If you’re thinking of taking on a Puggle puppy, do consider all the features of both the Pug and the Beagle. It’s important to make sure you’d be happy with any cocktail of the two. Let’s see how that could look.
Pugs are toy dogs, weighing a petite 14-18lb (6-8kg). Beagles are still compact, but tip the scales a little higher, between 22lb and 35lb (9-16kg). A Puggle can be very small like their Pug parent, or keep growing to 30lb or more.
Pugs and Beagles are both popular for being small-scale dogs, who do well in small-scale homes. Pugs stand a mighty 10-13 inches (25-33cm) tall at the shoulder, and Beagles rarely exceed 15 inches (38cm). A Puggle’s full grown size is therefore likely to fall between 10 and 15 inches (25-38cm).
Pocket Puggle, Miniature Puggle and Teacup Puggle
The trend for smaller and smaller dogs has caused a surge in demand for Pocket Puggles. Also known as Miniature Puggles and Teacup Puggles.
This demand has led to breeders scaling-down the Puggle breed by breeding very small dogs together. Even sickly or malnourished pups are sometimes advertised as special varieties.
Tiny Puggles For Sale
Some Puggles will fall outside the normal size range and be healthy. Sadly, very many others have been the victim of greedy, unethical breeders. Miniaturization of toy breeds can be really bad for their health. Think carefully before seeking out a Pocket Puggle.
Pugs are famous for their baby-like faces, large eyes and deep set wrinkles. How deep your Puggle’s wrinkles will be depends largely on luck of the draw.
If your Puggle inherits a Pug’s furrowed brow, you’ll need to keep those wrinkles clean. It’s a good idea to read up on what this means for them, and how to clean wrinkled fur.
Pugs and Beagles are very smart little dogs, with short tidy coats and handsome markings.
Puggles can inherit the classic black and tan colors of the Pug. Or they may inherit one of the rich brown colors associated with Beagles. You can also find a black Puggle, or a Puggle with a Beagle’s dapper white markings.
Pugs and Beagles both molt, so with Puggles, shedding is pretty much a given. Interestingly, owners of all three breeds vary in their opinion of how badly they shed.
This is partly because some dogs from the same breed shed more than others. I suspect it is also because we are more forgiving of annoying habits in small dogs!
Are Puggles Hypoallergenic?
Both Pugs and Beagles are shedding breeds, that don’t do well with dog allergy sufferers. Unfortunately, your Puggle puppy will not be hypoallergenic.
Puggle Mix Features
It’s highly likely that your Puggle will be a vocal member of your household. Beagles are pack animals. Their loud howl belies their small size when they want to talk to their family. Pugs are known for barking, so Puggles might bark AND howl.
Let’s move on to Puggle personality. Pugs are affectionately called “little shadows” because of how much they love their owners. But this sometimes turns to jealousy if they think they have to compete for your attention.
Their charm and mischief is so legendary they’ve even adopted the motto “multum in parvo”. This means “a lot of dog in a small space”.
Many Beagle owners describe their pets as happy dogs. They are easy going and smart, but their curiosity can get the better of them when they get carried away by an exciting new scent.
A Puggle’s temperament will include some common traits of Beagles and Pugs, and some unknowns. Puggles tend to be curious little explorers, and very devoted and affectionate to their human family.
Fans of Puggles describe them as playful, determined and happy. Their detractors say that where their Pug and Beagle sides clash, they can become confused and naughty.
All dogs benefit from good training from an early age. If your Puggle has the Beagle’s love of following its nose – wherever that may lead – then a good recall will be particularly important.
Pugs have a reputation for being difficult to toilet train. So you’ll need to come armed with lots of strategies and patience if your Puggle is the same.
Luckily, both breeds are quite greedy. Which is great news as modern training methods all use food to motivate dogs.
Pugs’ winning personalities have made them a popular breed. But the pursuit of a that cute appearance has left them fighting a worrying number of health problems.
In particular, Pugs’ squashed faces have harmed their ability to breath and to keep cool by panting. This means that Pugs are prone to respiratory problems and to overheating during exercise.
Some Pugs’ faces have become so flat that their eyes protrude from overly-shallow sockets. These Pugs are more likely to scratch and damage the surface of their eyes, and to pick up eye infections.
Breeding for the Pug’s jaunty screw-tail has sadly lead to deformed spinal bones which can cause painful back problems.
Don’t forget our complete guide to Pugs has a more detail on all these problems. You’ll also find information on the other health concerns affecting Pugs. A Puggle can inherit any of them.
Beagles seem blessed with robust good health in comparison. However, they can suffer hip dysplasia – a joint problem common in many pedigree dog breeds – and canine epilepsy.
There are some other more uncommon disorders Beagles are prone to. We cover them in more detail in our Beagle breed review.
Puggle Mix Health
The good news for a Puggle is that some of the Pug features that can lead to health problems are likely to be less severe than purebred Pugs. Those Beagle genes are helping them out here . So their muzzle is likely to be less short, and their eyes might not stick out of their skulls so much.
That means the Puggle is less likely to scratch their eyes than a Pug. And their spine may not twist so severely at the end as to cause pain. You might have a better chance of a puppy that has no breathing problems if you buy a Puggle, than you would if you were to buy a pug.
Healthier than a Pug but less healthy than a Beagle?
This is great in the sense that it avoids some of the health problems of the Pug. But on the other hand, you may wonder if it causes problems for the Beagle, who could otherwise have expected better health?
It’s a tricky ethical question to deal with.
Puggle life span is between 10 and 15 years, in line with their parents. However, when choosing your Puggle puppy, it’s important to consider the health of both parents. And the effects of health problems on quality of life A long life does not necessarily mean a happy one.
Puggle health and temperament
A Puggle puppy could inherit the energy of its Beagle parent, but the breathing and over-heating problems of it’s Pug parent.
They might inherit a Beagle’s sense of adventure, but not their ability to find their way back to you again.
Meaning they really want you to let them off the leash during walks, but it’s not safe to allow it.
Either of these combinations can be distressing and frustrating for a Puggle, as they try to make sense of two conflicting instincts.
Could It’s important to consider whether these are features you could live with
Are Puggles Good Family Dogs?
Pugs and Beagles are both notable for getting on with all kinds of people.
Puggles in turn are now popular family pets, and they’re often described as being good with children.
Their small size means Puggles don’t mind small homes, but they are likely to be noisy. This could be a problem in an apartment or a crowded neighborhood.
Remember that every Puggle is an unknown quantity.
Ask yourself if you and your family are ready for the uncertainty.
And if you have the time to figure out a Puggle and provide the right games and training to suit their needs.
Whenever a new type dog becomes fashionable, some breeders will rush to produce puppies as quickly and cheaply as possible.
On the other hand, many owners of pedigree dogs would never cross-breed because they believe it “cheapens” the breeding line.
But somewhere in the middle, there are loving dog owners who commit to rearing a litter of puppies and do so as responsibly as possible.
The Puggle market is crowded, but we have some tips for finding those good breeders.
So, how much does it cost to buy a Puggle? The answer is not as much as some other designer dogs. The internet is awash with Puggles for sale at around the $400-$600 mark.
A black Puggle or black and white Puggle is more unusual, but they cost the same, so presumably their scarcity isn’t making them more sought after.
Beware of Puppy Mill Puggles
Sadly, many of these puppies are born on puppy farms. So only a small fraction of that cost represents investment in the puppies’ welfare.
A puppy from a responsible breeder could cost more. However, a good breeder will introduce you to the puppies’ parents, and show you the results of health screening for both of them. They will also have raised their puppies with love and care.
Knowing that your puppy has had the best start in life is very important. Far more valuable than the saving you could make on the purchase price of a puppy from a puppy mill. A well cared for puppy should provide you with years of good company
Sadly some Puggle owners abandon their pets or relinquish them to animal shelters. On the bright side this means that there may be a Puggle waiting for you in a shelter nearby.
Finding Puggles for adoption is a great way to meet the newest member of your family. There are advantages of adopting a Puggle from a shelter
They are likely to be a bit older, so the shelter will be able to give you an indication of which features they have inherited from each parent. You’ll also be reducing further demand for Puggles from low-quality breeders. And you’ll be doing your bit to close puppy farms.
Are Puggles Good Family Pets?
They pack a lot of appeal into a small package. But cute Puggles are right in the thick of the controversy over designer dogs.
Puggles can have wonderful personalities.
If your first choice of dog was Pug, then choosing a Pug crossbreed is a great alternative.
One which side steps unhealthy breeding practices within the Pug pedigree.
The key to finding a healthy, happy Puggle is finding a caring breeder. One who plans their matings responsibly. And who is happy to discuss all the potential issues of the Puggle breed with you.
They will choose a Pug parent with a longer than average muzzle, and no history of respiratory problems. The Beagle parent will be friendly and affectionate, as well as health tested.
The most important thing is that you take on your baby Puggle (or Puggle adult!) fully informed about the kind of dog you are bringing home. And understanding the care and training that they will need.
And now you’ve read this article to the end you have all the Puggle information you need to make your decision.
Do you have a Puggle?
What has your experience been of this unique hybrid? Did your Puggle’s personality turn out as you expected?
Tell us and our readers about them in the comments section below!
References and further reading
You can learn all about the problems with flat faces in this article on brachycephaly.
- Breathlessness as an animal welfare issue
- American college of Veterinary Surgeons – brachycephalic syndrome
- Thoracic Kyphosis Associated with Hemivertebra
- Surgical Treatment of Dorsal Hemivertebrae
My last dog was a puggle raised her from 8 weeks old to the age of 12yo. She was the loyal , loving pet I had ever had . She was very smart easy to train and has such a strong sense of smell .
I will never get any other breed than a puggle ever.
I’m so sorry for her being deaf. We got a 15 year old rescue puggle in 2021. He was deaf. Soon after say 6 months he got an eye infection. But his personality was feisty and friendly. We adored him after the first 3 days with us. He was very anxious for those days but after he chilled out and ran the house.
His name was Como (I eat). He had leukemia and developed a tumor in his spleen that could have ruptured any day. We found out on Labor Day 2022. His birthday would have been September 16 but we had to put him down September 8 as he was getting worse.
He also loved his walks and our last walk around the park was August 16 or so and he was a trooper. I miss him so much. I also watched him all the time and kept taking pics and videos. Videos let you hear the things like toenails clacking or his breathing. It’s a nice memory. Ours ate well until the last month.
Yes they are very lovable I have mine and he is very protective of me won’t let any dogs near me
Cindy Vold says
We just had to put are puggle to sleep on Monday and we are heart broken. He just turned 14 and had him since he was a puppy. His name was Max was the best dog ever. He had alot of fatty tumors and had problems with allergys was deaf and had gone totally blind in a week. We had taken him to vet 3 weeks previous and found out he had cushing disease. He was a very good dog got along with are other dog, grandkids and loved everyone. Very easy to train also. His only problem was he was a runner. If he got out door he wasn’t coming home until he was ready. I am going to get another one some day but I have to wait until I get my baby back from cremation and heal from him. It is the worst thing in the whole world having to lose your pet.
Fred Tanny says
I have pugsly he is really happy when I take him for a walk when it’s walk time pugsly does his happy dance
So sorry for your loss,
I have a puggle who also just turned 14 (last week) she is totally deaf, and pretty much sleeps all the time. She’s the best little puppy (still call her a puppy). I see such a big difference in her in the past month. Her breathing is getting louder also. I just watch her all the time snd keep taking pictures.
She does eat well still and still loves her walks.
My puggle is 13 1/2 years. He just recovered from chemo treatments for cancer and is in remission. He’s doing well and still wants to eat everything in site. I’m sorry for your loss. Our puggle has been wonderful and gets along with our other dogs great. We cherish every day he is with us.
I have had over a couple dozen puggles. My 1st was a full blooded male then I bought a full blooded female The 1st time they bred only had one puppy which is my best friend Winnie she’s 6 years old but all the sudden has became blind, It breaks my heart to see her struggle but we’re getting to it the best we can we had many more puppies after Winnie and I loved every single one of them and it was very difficult getting rid of each and every 1 although it they are stubborn from the Pug background they’re very good dogs and very loyal Although I must say it is very important to keep them on a strict diet I have not with Winnie and she has had over weight issues which may have led to her blindness not sure
I have a puggles he’s going on 11 years in august. He’s very attached to me if I walk outside he cries like a baby. Hes all around the best dog I ever had. He has to sleep in between me and my husband every night there’s noway another it. The only thing is hes very aggressive towards other dogs and he wasnt like that when we got him as a puppy we had a mountain fiest when we got him and they got along great but then one day he changed and starting wanted to fight him. We eventually had to separate them. He dont want any dogs coming around our yard. He runs up on them trying to be dominant so it has become a problem we now walk him on lease to be safe other than that I wouldn’t trade him in for nothing. I had someone come to door one day and I answered it and hunter went off I think he sense something was wrong as it was a shady situation cause the man tried to tell me he saw a battery and wanted to know if it was for sale but I’m off the road and noone can see us from road the battery was at end of my sidewalk. The man said I’m not gonna hurt you. I slowly backed up to the door and got in house and locked the door for I had stepped out door and was standing on porch but I know hunter would not let him inside. I do believe he saved my life.
I have two rescue puggles – Rosco will be 14 in May and is the puppy love of my life. Stubborn to a tee, food obsessed, mama’s boy. Smart as a whip and did I say stubborn? I have had him since he was a year old when his owners no longer wanted him and put him up for free on Craigs List. He has suffered from food issues so after much trial and error, we have found combinations of food that he happily gobbles down. My little girl puggle is Daphne and she is 12 years old. A spitfire of a little girl who is the most loving, caring dog I have ever had. Very protective of my 5 week old grandson, a maternal side of her that I never expected. She is devoted to her “brother” and happily licks the leftover food from his ears when he drags his ears in his food! In between Rosco and Daphne, I had Taffy, a tiny little spitfire of a puggle – she was also a rescue. Humane Society found her wandering on a busy highway, very sick and scared when she was a puppy. They nursed her back to health and we were the luckiest people in the world to bring her home. We had her two years when one day she just collapsed on the floor. She couldn’t walk or move. We rushed her to the vet hospital and she died in my arms. I cry to this day over her. Apparently pug breeds are susceptible to a form of encephalitis that causes brain seizures. Taffy died from that.
We have been so happy with all three of our puggles and while they shed like crazy, have ear piercing howls and a stubborn streak a mile long, I will never have any other kind of dog.
We (family of 4) just lost out 10 year old female puggle to cancer. We got her kind of by accident – we were told that there was a “responsible “ pet store near us so we would go in occasionally … (we had been on a shelter waiting list for years, with no luck ). One day we went to the pet store and saw her. I fell in love with her instantly.
She simply was the BEST DOG I have ever had, and I’ve had 6 dogs in my life. Every day she gave us joy. A typical puggle, bit tough to train, would follow,her nose and dissappear til we tracked her down (we live in a big property). she was sooo sweet and loving, drop dead gorgeous, and was a perfect mix of facial features from both pug and beagle.
I cannot say enough how awesome she was. She was adored daily, hourly, by everyone in the family.
Cancer got her fast, two months. But she was happy to the end. We are devastated.
I have an 8 year old Puggle girl who was rehomed to me aged 2 by a family who no longer wanted her. I have been very lucky with her as she has the best of both the Pug and Beagle traits. She is snuggly and loyal but very intelligent and eager to please. Due to her love of a tennis ball she has been successfully competing at Flyball competitions for over 4 years now. In a world of mainly Border Collies I am very very proud of what she has achieved.
Lester Scates says
We are an elderly couple. Our Puggle, Nila, weighs 22 pounds and will be 10 years old on Jan. 7. We’ve had her since she was 6 months old. It was a semi-rescue. Ours was the 4th home she had been in and the last one she was subjected to some abuse by an out-of-control kid. Personally, I’d have gotten rid of the kid and kept the dog, but apparently there are laws against such things. She doesn’t look anything at all like a Pug, she’s basically a smallish Beagle. She’s mostly black with some tan feet and facial markings and a long straight tail – nothing like a Pug. She’s very obedient, responds well to voice commands, and walks well on a leash. She loves to snuggle.
Angelique Cotton says
The second week of March 2020, my 29 year old son I share an apartment with, brought home a surprise in the form of a 5 week old puggle we call, Charlie. Because he was given to us 3 weeks earlier than expected we felt he would need a great deal of love and attention…basically Charlie is a tad spoiled.
My son has been a marvel at training him. By 3 months he was sitting on command, shaking paw, and pooping outdoors. Peeing outside was harder to come by but now at 6 months he has few accidents.
However, our beloved Charlie is a puggle through and through…motivated by food, stubborn beyond words and more vocal than any pet probably should be. Yet, he is the cutest, sweetest most endearing puppy, not only in our home but in the neighbourhood where dogs are abundant, Charlie is simply loved by all…adults, children and other animals.
But let me say this, having a puggle has had its challenges. He’s near constantly in a state of play, seeking food (anywhere and everywhere…floors, tabletops and generally attempts to eat anything he uncovers whether food or not) and does not like anyone he loves being out of his sight ..at all…ever.
If you’re seeking a calm, laid back or lazy, easy to live with pet..the puggle is not for you. But if you have patience and nerves of steal, you could be happy dog owners with an adorable, loving puggle. Despite his breed’s idiosyncrasies, I wouldn’t trade our Charlie for the world.
He will calm down by 18 months my puggle when I got him was like a bad 3 year old toddler bouncing off walls he even ate my entire couch down to the wood when I was at work but my vet said give it till 18 months he will calm down n she was right! He is the BEST dog ever n I’ve had 8 dogs different dog breads he is by far the best With kids adults other dogs I have two cats I can’t say enough about this dog he’s just worth so much joy to my life so hang in there you were just adore the dog
Trust me they are the most loving loyal dogs u will ever find just getting past the puppy crazy stage! He will be a wonderful addition to family just hide your good shoes (mine ate my favorite ones lol) but the joy will make u forget all the craziness of the puppy stage
Deb Rothschild says
We have a 13 year old male Puggle. Very affectionate and extremely smart. Does shed, a ton, but we brush him regularly which improves things. He is 30 pounds and stocky like a pug. Very food motivated. Doesn’t mind cats and has a low to non existent prey drive. However a large dog hurt him during middle age and he is super nervous around stranger dogs, especially larger dogs. His reaction is interestingly to attack them which is terrifying. It’s been a huge problem because prior, he was very doggie friendly. Sad really. Still a great breed, excellent with our grandchildren and actually with kids in general.
Oh, so many comments! I’ve only read a few, but will spend some time reading all of them soon. A co-worker told me about a Puggle puppy she had met about 10 years ago. She said Puggles were a Pug-Beagle mix and I almost laughed her out of my office! My exact words were, ‘That’s gotta be the most horrible genetic mistake ever!’ That night I Googled “Puggle Puppies” and was instantly in love. I thought, how-is-this-possible!! Such a surprise.
My 8 year old Puggle, Oliver, is A Perpetual Naughty-Boy-Love Puppy. I recently did some ‘sit and wait’ training while feeding my old girl Penny a 14 year old Sheltie-American Staffordshire Terrier mix. I was shocked that Oliver caught right on and is so eager to listen and please. . .At Times. . .this training is working well. Both my dogs are so-excited-to-greet-guests. They jump, jump, jump. I’ve discovered if I keep my spray bottle by the door and just grab that as I let people in and tell them both ‘down’ while putting the sprayer in their line of vision, this works well. However, when I go out on the front porch to talk to a neighbor, I can just KNOW Oliver will be gathering all the pillows on the couch and humping them like crazy until I come back in. Like a naughty 2 year old child whose mom is on the phone. Regarding ‘potty’ training, he was a dream! I hung his leash over the front door knob. He knew that’s where he went out, so he would walk to the door, a metal door, and touch his leash until the metal part clicked the door. Then he’d look at me. He still just walks to the door, turns and looks at me! He was well trained in just a month or two and hasn’t had an accident since!
He has a very fearful side. Loud noises, smoke alarm, thunder, fireworks will have him shaking like a leaf instantly and for hours and hours afterwards. He’s also so sweet and snuggly. He looks like a Mini Golden Retriever at times. Definitely more Beagle than Pug. He was the runt of his litter. His backyard breeder wanted all the pups gone at 5 weeks, so I’ve had him since then. By 10 weeks he had surpassed half his litter in growth and weight. He now weighs right around 40# The biggest male looks more like a huge blond hound than a Puggle. Oliver’s just adorable! I wish we could post pics here!
Vicki S hadley says
I have a 9 month old female puggle we got her from a litter of 8or 9 and she was the last. When we got there to pick her up she was in a bunny cage with fly bites all over her head. She is wonderful. But definitely has a mind of her own and if she gets outside somehow, she isn’t coming back anytime soon. Her nose gets the best of her. She still goes to the bathroom inside on rugs, however she is very good at going outside too. She loves food and treats but need to limit them. She is the best dog ever and has such an eager to learn. Very smart
Also, I used The Dog Bell. It worked! I couldn’t believe it. It only took less than a week. I trained my Puggle to go outside only, and do not enter the kitchen… ever! Other than that, we just loved on him and enjoyed his silly acts. Good luck to you all…
CYNTHIA CZEBOTAR says
Appreciate your “dog bell” suggestion. We are about to get a puggle puppy in 3 weeks. Can you tell me if the puggle is a “Chewer”? I want to pick the right chew toy, and keep her away from the furniture. 🙂
I adopted what I thought was a beagle for my son. He picked her out at a huge adoption event from seized dogs from various locations. Well, she is a puggle. And for the first year she would not listen to her name. So walking, bathroom time and feeding was always fun. Finally she answered to Nim-rod and later to dum – dum. So she is Daisy dum-dum.. She no longer needs a leash outside, but I can’t get her to stop pooping inside. She is attached to me or my other at all times when we are home. She keeps my older Sheltie company who does nothing but but sleep. Daisy is hard headed and stronged willed and doors not like new people or teenagers. Small kids she is fine with. But adults she won’t get near. We love her Dearly even if she won’t let us clip her nails.
My puggle is the best dog I’ve ever owned. Wee wee pad trained with treats very quickly as a puppy and is super sweet to kids and other animals. He’s going on 11 now. Still as sparky as ever although he needs more breaks now. Best dog ever. My best bud.
Doug G. says
Our puggle licks us and her paws . Her tongue is licking for 15 minutes plus.she loves everyone after initial moments of barking.. Is it common for pugglesto lick so much.
Britt Johnson says
My puggle is the same. I call her kissy Sissy all the time because she will lick someone to death if they let her. She also has to give me a nightly “facial” or she won’t settle down to sleep. I have to tell her to stop licking her paws all the time as well.
Christy Carpenter says
A puggle female was dropped off in my area 8 years ago. She was starving and had recently had puppies. I took her in, fed her, took her to the vet, and had her spayed. Her origins lead to her being named, “Puppy!” She was the smartest, sweetest dog ever!! I adored her and loved her for the 8 years she was part of my family! We lost her to kidney disease recently, and it has devastated my entire family. That being said, I would definitely do it again, and would recommend considering a puggle for a family. Being a mixed breed though pretty much can mean luck of the draw, so I would definitely encourage meeting the two parent dogs and getting to know the breeder. This would hopefully eliminate a few temperament surprises!
Our puggle Gabby is the best. We got her in 2006 as a puppy and she’s 13 now. She’s going deaf but she’s still pretty spry. She’s very spunky, affectionate, smart, sweet, and food-obsessed. She’s gotten very bossy in her old age and will bark at me and other family members to get what she wants whether it’s to eat at a certain time or to get a treat or to go outside if someone (mainly me) is on the front porch without her. But if she gets hot she’ll whine to go in but if I don’t go in, she’ll whine to come back out. She’s silly but the absolute best dog. I can’t imagine having another breed after having her.
Our Pepper is 14 and acts exactly the same way!
Bailey is 11 and super sweet! And yes, he is stubborn! He will occasionally pee inside, but usually on the tile floor. He loves people, especially children, and licking their faces is his way of greeting them.
Just a reminder….they do shed! Love him!
My Molly is 13 and has always been bossy over me and Fergus my 12 year old puggle. Both she and Fergus, train anyone that comes to visit, to give them treats. Instantly they show guests to the treat bags.
These two have been the best dogs I’ve ever had, greatest and funniest personalities. They’ve slowed down and that makes me sad but we’ll keep keeping on. If love will keep them alive, they’ll live forever!!
Well 7 years ago my sister got a birthday present for her son and he was sent in a Bentley coincidentally his name is Mr Bentley, can’t really see why but mr. Bentley became my road dog and I trained him for my sister could never get him to go inside when I got pads for him to use the bathroom inside when the weather was bad because he hates the rain and snow the thing is he’s nothing like a Puggle supposed to be be smart you can tell him something he’ll go do it and then come back to you. And he don’t forget his friend he goes on a walk it’s a doggie walk so if he wants to visit somebody he can he’s my sister’s dog but he owns me
We’ve been blessed to have our Puggle, Lily-Lou for 13 years now. We got her from a breeder in 2006 and she is definitely the sweetest, most annoying, lovable, pig-headed, loud, independent, smart, shedding little fur baby I’ve ever owned! I wouldn’t trade her for the world! She snores like a grown man and louder than one too! When she eats, she snorts and grunts and it literally sounds like there’s a pot-belly pig in the kitchen. She is so smart, she’s figured out how to work the step on the garbage cans to get inside and eat anything that won’t eat her! Since she’s lived with us, every bathroom trashcan has to be in a cabinet or up on the toilet. She’s very affectionate and lovable, but only when she wants to be and on her terms. No-one in the house can eat without her sitting in front of them, starring them down, and very vocally implying that she desires to have whatever they’re having! To sum it up, our sweet Lily is the quirkiest, goofiest, one-girl comedy show that has us constantly laughing, scolding, and loving her every day.
We got our puggle a few months ago,she is so cute,it’s disgusting!! However,she is a “spite” pooper,we are working on her house training. She is definitely a dog that needs to b e with her people.luckily,I work second shift and my husband works first.if left unatteneded,we know she would misbehave.hubby left her in the truck the other day for five minjtes,she pooped on his seat!
I have a male puggle I got hime when he was 8 wks old, he is now 6yrs old, his name is Max. He was a revenge pooper and would poop on the floor in front of the door if we left him alone and did the poop in the backseat of the truck if left in there for even a few mins. We started putting him in his kennel when we would go and then after a few weeks we started leaving the latch undone and he would let himself out and finally he quit revenge pooping and now when we get ready to go out I only have to pick up my purse and he goes and gets in his bed. He is the best dog I have ever owned. He loves most all dogs and loves people.
I have a 7month old puggle who though adorable eats her own poo constantly find this very hard to deal with may have to have her rehomed !!!!
My puggle did it for a little while as a puppy and rolled in it but donyour best to keep them away and that habit will go away.
it is lack of nutrients, change the food
Stephanie Turner says
We have a male puggle that is 9 years old. We got him and his sister from a family who didn’t mean to have the mama bred. Mom was a puggle and dad a pug. We thought there would be a lot more pug, but they both turned out to be more beagle. The main traits that Punchy has for pug are his curly tail and snoring. He does like to have his belly rubbed too! Otherwise, his coloring is black on top half of his body and white on the bottom half. It does seem the white is creeping up every year. 🙁
He is a great dog and I would definitely get another one!!
We fell in love with puggles after we got our first puppy in 2010, we just got another puppy in January and she’s great too. These dogs can be a little needy but they make fantastic companions. Cassie follows me everywhere I go and keeps a good radius even when out hiking trails. They’re good at sticking near their owner but can get a little distracted. Cassie was pretty easy to house break and took to tricks pretty well. We are alos happy to report they get along very well with other dogs including new puppies brought home. We may end up owning puggles for the rest of our lives, they are extremely rewarding pets.
I was just adopted my 3 years old puggle from a shelter. At first i didn’t know she is a puggle, though i guessed she has some pug blood because of the wrinkles. But then i found out at she is actually a puggle while searching out with her photo via a Google apps. She is so sweet! She likes to follow me and every member of my family around,very friendly. She is amazingly very well potty trained since the first day she came into our house, very playful, drink A LOT, barks occasionally, basically everything in this article really represent my puggle!
Our Puggle,Bugs, is 12 years old. He’s been the best family dog with the sweetest personality. He’s affectionate and was once very anctive and playful. Never chewed things other than toys, occasionally bays,never barks but has a soft, low “whoomp”I would describe him as a companion dog, getting along with all animals but prefers the company of humans, I’m his favorite. He’s very good focused.
Hes been a very healthy dog but had a lump removed a year ago, he also has developed bladder stones which have caused him to have issues with sensation and occasional accidents, and his front shoulder joint is arthritic, possibly aggravated from jumping off of beds, he has steps now. He has slowed down a lot but still gets excited when it’s time to eat.
I rescued a 3yr old Puggle a year ago. He’s a snuggle puggle and very attached to us. Needs lots of exercise and is very food motivated, sheds enough hair to make another puggle every few days but we love him dearly. He’s a great character and loves people and other dogs. They are great dogs but not the easiest ones.
We adopted a 10 y/o puggle from a no kill shelter, he is very attached to me. He has a hard time adjusting to new pets. We got a kitten and it has taken a couple of months for him to accept her.
Christine Peters says
Our Puggle Brady will turn 17 this year. I adopted him from a no kill shelter years ago. He made a fun loving addition to our family.
He is very lazy in the fact that ever since we got him he prefers to sleep all day. In the morning I will find myself shoved over to husband’s side of the bed, with Brady snoring away behind me.
He loves oranges, blackberries, strawberries, watermelon and bananas. Vegis too!! Whenever we try to eat them we have to share. Once he got a hold of a dum dum sucker, he ate it just like a kid. Held it between his paws, took off the wrapper and started munching on it.
Right now he has started losing his vision a bit and he is a bit woobly on his feet, dealing with perpetual runny nose but still running around and playing in his pool in the summer. We love him dearly. Having a Puggle in yourr life, just makes it so much better.
Cheryl Santiago says
I adopted my puggle Thor from a puggle rescue when he was being fostered at the doggie daycare I was working at. This was 4 years ago, he was 4 then. I got him as a companion for my boxer/French bulldog mix. They get along great! He is very attached to me, follows me everywhere & must always be leaning on me or have a paw touching me at all times. He’s always been well potty trained. Never chews on anything but his toys but is VERY food motivated & will get into the trash. I had to sit the kitchen can stop a small chair so he can’t reach it! He has also been known to get right on the kitchen table if you don’t push the chairs in.
He barks at any sound, howls when I pull into the driveway from work. He’s very smart. Very affectionate. I’d recommend this breed to anyone! I call him my snuggle puggle.
Teresa Dnistransky says
My story is literally identical hahah trash pandas?❤
My puggle always had to stay under the covers and keep his head on my chest. Now hes 12 n that last few weeks he starting to sleep at the end of the bed. He had heart disease and I think hes on his way out. Hes been my best friend for that 12 years never left my side. I dont know why he all of a sudden changed to sleeping at the end of the bed. Every night forntheb13 so years he would scratch n scratch the blankets to get under and would get into bed when I did. Now I find him already in bed when I get to my room and hes at the end of my bed 🙁
Christina spencer says
We have recently got an 8 month old Puggle from a family that didn’t have the time to look after her.
So far she has peed on our bed and on our sofa and numerous times on the floor. This might be down to being in a new environment and with another dog, hopefully this will get better as she settles.
She has relentless energy and although she has a great temperament and is great with other dogs she meets, she will not leave our other slighty older dog alone, she wants to play ALL of the time and nips at her legs, completely ignoring the snarls and warnings to back off.
Like many others have said. She’s selective in her obedience and although she’s greedy isn’t massively treat motivated so training can be a little difficult.
She’s destructive and will chew anything she can get her mouth around.
She will also howl / bark if she’s not getting what she wants, they are noisy attention seekers.
She’s a lovely and happy little dog but the breed really does require a lot of time and energy to keep them as a family pet, let’s face it, the beagle in them is a working dog and we are asking them to be a family pet, this is not a leave at home dog whilst you are at work all day – it’s just not fair and the destruction will make your life a misery. I take our dog everywhere with me all day long and provide lots of stimulation but that’s not always enough, don’t be fooled by their cuteness, these dogs are a serious commitments for which they will reward you with being a happy dog who will love to snuggle up next to you at the end of the day. But please be fair to these dogs – I will day it again, their energy is relentless
James Deyoung says
Everything you have mentioned absolutely blows me away ! Our puggle ‘TACO’ is the complete opposite of your description , I find this amazing , from the age of 6 months he may be left alone at home no problem even though he misses the HECK out of me, he never has dug or even tried to get in the food or garbage , he never barks or howles unless someone is at the door , which I feel is a good thing , by no means is he stingy or selfish,
he listens to me better than my daughters , Taco is now 7 and has peep or pooped 3 or 4 times in the in the house last 5 years ! Mainly because of me if I am late or busy or just forget.to let him out , my bad ! My thoughts about ‘house trainning’ I believe the owner is to blame ! Most simply do not train or teach the correct way , case closed …..TACO is the closest thing to our beliefs of what a true ‘ heavenly dog ‘ actually is…….GOD BLESS all of these beautiful gifts from GOD…..JAMES
I think I have a close relative of Taco. I got Sampson from me son who was a breeder because it was his last litter and he was the only pup that looked more of a Beagle. He was the easiest dog ever to house train. I often work 12-13 hours a day and he hasn’t gone in the house since he was 16 weeks old. He is exceptionally smart and knows many single words. And he is the best companion ever. He has actually fell asleep sitting next to me with his head laying on my shoulder many times. If I’m home he is next to me. Keeps me warm at night as he burrows understand covers and sleeps next to me.
Mimi is the same as Taco. She’s 10 years old and is like a well behaved child! She’s so smart and NEVER used our home as a her toilet. Mimi was very easy to train. I took her out every hour on the hour for like a day and she was trained. She likes her toys and never chewed anything else. We’re one of those couples that take their dog everywhere (except to the store or a restaurant) I don’t believe in leaving your dog alone locked in a car. If we visit friends or family they automatically know that Meems will be with us. She’s such an awesome dog and everyone loves her! When we do have to leave her home she uses her ramp and lays on the bed until we get home. It breaks our heart when she can’t go. I love her so much
Brenda Sartin says
Honestly I would take him to a vet for a check up. My son has a young puggle puppy and was with my 14 yr old Bassett hound, he learned quickly! He’s already learning to potty train, he is with another dog. They do play a lot, my son has chews and toys all over because of chewing. Yours sounds just over the top! So I would just have
Him check to see if something is going on… you maybe surprised. It could be well worth it.
Common Sense Is Not Common says
Take her to someone who will train her properly. I have a 13 year old puggle and none of these things are issues for me.
I’m sorry, usually I never comment online, however, I think you should find a new home for your Puggle. I have a Puggle. I trained him, just as mentioned in the books or online. Yes, they are set in their ways, but you can choose two things you absolutely will not tolerate, then just forget everything else and display love to your pet!
Marnie Witonsky says
We are going to adopt a very sweet 8 y/o Puggle from a shelter. We have a 5 y/ o pug and a cat. Our pug loves people. We are going to bring her to meet our potential new pet… Is the likelihood good that they will get along together right away or could it take time?… our pug is very attached to us, the new Puggle is a male. Any info anyone could provide would be appreciated. Our family is really hoping this will work out!
We adopted a 10 y/o puggle from a no kill shelter, he is very attached to me. He has a hard time adjusting to new pets. We got a kitten and it has taken a couple of months for him to accept her.
Our puggle is 6 years old. We have fostered and rehomed 150 dogs. We have had a sanctuary for dogs that nobody wanted, and we have had 35 as pets. We have indoor/outdoor access to large fenced yards for all our animals, and we are on 10 acres. Coco, my puggle, is one of 3 that I can bring into my family home. She will potty doing pee and poop every time i tell her, on command, within 2 minutes. She will chase squirrels, and can sniff things from a far distance. She does well with dogs, cats, and even bunnies. However, she is a spoiled little stinker and will make sure everybody knows she is the main dog around. She will growl at my big sharpei.. she is fearful of being stepped on. She has had bouts of hip problems, but also she is so incredibly smart that we think she pretends to be hurt so we will keep her as our inside dog. She makes it easy because she is so well trained. 12 hours. We have left her home and out to roam the house.. and she does not potty!! This is not something we do often, just for reference. The most important quality about Coco, she loves to love. Love love love. She is the most affectionate dog I have ever had. She will lick your back, stomach, legs, arms, etc for HOURS probably if somebody let her. My husband doesn’t enjoy this. I do. She is a little massager. She is the epitome of what I need to curb my obsessive anxiety and bipolar depression!!
My fiancé got her Puggle Kenseth 10 years ago. While he is very friendly with people he is terrible with other dogs, so we cannot take him to the dog park or let him loose with the other dogs when we get together with friends and family. He was extremely undisciplined and would run off all the time when I first met her. His bark/howl was ear piercing and obnoxious and was a constant complaint amongst the neighbors. Our other dog, who prefers to be a “grazer” with her food, is not able to enjoy to eat the way she prefers because the Puggle inhales any food he can find and therefore we cannot leave any food out. His shedding is the worst I have seen, and that is saying something having grown up with 11 different dogs! The dog is extremely hyperactive and can not control his bowels when excited leading to many accidents in the house. Puggles are NOT for everyone. There is so much Puggle positivity on this site, I thought it was necessary for a different Puggle perspective to be shared.
Well, thanks for sharing. I do agree with avoiding Dog Parks. They are full of diseases and dog bullies anyways…
Martha Griswold says
My puggle Sawyer is the best. House trained by my beagle with dog door in 10hrs. Loves, respects me, other people and dogs. Lost my 17 yo beagle mix so he’s going to teach my new puggle pup next week with my help. Dogs are God’S way of saying He loves us.
My puggle Trevor will never slow down. He just turned 13 years old this month and still acts like a puppy. I adopted him from a shelter when he was 5, they said he was born in 2005 which I’m wondering if they got it wrong cause hes so so energetic! He does have a gray muzzle now but still, acts too young. Hes awake before me, needs constant walks. Hes very anti social, he hardly lets me snuggle with him but I know he loves me. I see some ppl pick up their dogs and snuggle, Trevor would never be down for that lol. He doesn’t like ppl coming near me, other dogs bigger than him. I wish I could take him to dog parks but he would start fights. Hes got napoleon syndrome lol. I love him so so much. He was meant to be my dog. I feel like he will live forever. Everyone loves Trevor which i don’t get cause he hates everyone lol hes still a great dog, food doesn’t interest him at all. We could give him a steak and he would turn his nose up to it. So silly. 🙂
My puggle daughters name is Cricket… she is not @ all barky and doesn’t howl… @ 9 yrs old she is still energetic and ready to chase… My Cricket is a bit anti though. She doesn’t care about her toys and will not play with you… LOL … she will take her toy if you have it then go put it away somewhere… She loves her belly rubbed but would just as soon go on her bed to relax… I do walk her off leash but she will chase however she is very smart and aware of our route and traffic. Cricket is also a Great listener and I have been able to teach her key words through consistency and repetition… I love my fat girl… she is definitely a blessing…
I have an 11 year old puggle! He definitely has the mischievousness of the pug and the intelligence of the beagle because he can find away to get into everything! I have a child lock on my trash can that he has found out how to open. I also had some and continue to have difficulty with house training. That said, he is the best dog. He is loyal to me- will follow me anywhere. In his younger years he would chase after smells but now he follows me at the heel on hikes. He loves to snuggle and be pet. He’s friendly with anyone and anything I introduce him too. Other that his food drive he is the most low-key and easy to care for dog one could have. I hope he sticks around for a long time.
I have a 2 – 3-year-old Puggle I adopted from a rescue two months ago. Joe is absolutely the best decision ever! He’s such a little lovebug and everyone he meets loves him. He does not bark at home although sometimes he does “talk” to me when he wants to go out or eat (which is always). He was shedding a lot in the summer but I started brushing him 3x a week and using a deshedding spray and that keeps it under control. He is super active and an amazing jumper – love it when he leaps! The only un-Puggle-like trait about Joe is that he is an extremely reactive dog and he goes crazy at the site of other dogs. He absolutely loves other dogs and wants to play with them but his communication skills are not great and that LOUD bark of his is intimidating to other dog owners. We are working on this but it is really sad that not everyone can see the sweet dog that he is.
Kacie Sims says
When we named our Puggle ‘Sassy,’ we couldn’t have been more accurate! Everything about her personality fits her name: she is feisty, stubborn, hilarious, full of energy, cuddly, selectively obedient, food-driven, and did I mention stubborn? And to the point of others on this post, she has taken over my personal space…wants to be close whenever I sit down. SO! We bought special dog blankets that we put in certain places around the house, and she will get on one as soon as it is put down…and never on any other place on our furniture. That’s a blessing since she sheds unmercifully. Of course, black clothes can grow fur before you know it! She keeps us laughing with her antics. Strangely, she is afraid of other dogs even though we have a lab mix with whom she gets along very well. She loves her toys…and definitely has her favorites that have been torn into tatters, yet still brought out for another round of chewing. We adore her & we wouldn’t trade our Sassy for any other breed.
We have a 8 year old Puggle, her name is Puddles. We got her when she was 8 weeks old. Oh my gosh where do I start, best dog ever. She was so easy to train that I don’t even remember potty training her. She does have selective hearing but that is her only bad trait. Very loyal and loves everyone. Sleeps with me every night. I have no regrets and hope she lives forever.
John Everts says
My almost 4 year old Puggle is named Bo. He is awesome! He is definitely my ever loyal partner and wingman! Loves to ride in any car, sits shotgun, loves to stick his head out the window and let his ears flap in the wind! He is extremely social and friendly with other dogs and humans. We go to the local dog parks where he engages very easily with other dogs and usually ends up in several human laps making friends. He is a total chick magnet! Lol! He is also an avid an remarkably good swimmer. Taught him when he was 4 months old with the help of a puppy life vest and plenty of Salmon treats. He is our Cief of Security and patrols the house in quiet of the night whenever an unknown sound is heard. He also loves sleeping and snuggling with anyone willing to take him on or in their bed. We all love him, and he is definitely a member of the family. Highly recommend a Puggle. Just put your shoes away when they are pups. They have tons of energy and love to chew but he outgrew the chewing after about 18-24 months. Fantastic companion. Loves any kind of food so they are trainable, but ocassionally employ “selective” obedience when he wants to be stubborn. Bo is a Rockstar!! Get one!!
I have a almost 4 year old puggle and she is the sassiest little thing and I love her to death!!! I love that she has so much personality. She is my shadow and follows me everywhere and insist on sleeping right next to me. I wouldn’t have it any other way lol
Jim Brown says
We got our Puggle, Luther, from a rescue in Buffalo Grove, IL in 2013. They said he was thre, but we thought he was older. Luther has been a terrific dog for our family – he rarely barks, does not shed, and is great with kids. Like many other Puggles, he is obsessed with food, so we have had a few problems with tipped over kitchen garbage cans and foreys into the pantry. He is an integral member of our family and has provided us with endless laughs.
Nancy Joan Torsen says
Our Lily, whose nickname, Shorty, became her everyday name, is 14 years old this month. What a delightful little friend she has been through all these years.
She has some of the breathing problems, may be losing some left eyesight, and occasionally has trouble getting her rear in gear. These would appear to be her only real health issues. When she meets new friends, they are always surprised at her age. She is still pretty active.
We live fulltime in our motorhome now, and she is perfectly content..The only complaint we have is her excessive shedding. Keeping up with it is a big job.
She has a peaceful, happy temperament and is generally quiet, unless that Beagle nose detects the scent of another animal in the vicinity. Then it’s “BOO WOOO WOOOO” at the top of her voice.
Pippa Mattinson says
Your Puggle sounds lovely 🙂
Mary DelCampo says
Hi Nancy, I too have a 14 ur Old Puggle, Tigger!! I wanted to ask you if Lily, ever needs help getting up? Tigger just started tonight, not being able to get up from lying down on his own!!! I’m hysterical and am frantically web searching! Do or have you experienced this with Lily? Of course Tigger is ‘well fed’ and prob could loose ALOT more weight but just curious on your thoughts and experiences! Thank you!
Thanos Vafiadis says
We have adopted Mason from the Miami Dade rescue. He is about 2 years old. His papers said he was a Chihuahua Beagle mix? After research I found out he is a Puggle. Stubborn, jealous of our other rescue loud talker but all in all we love him dearly
Tony Branton says
We just got a rescued puggle and named him Scooter. He’s obviously more beagle and is just old enoto have his adult teeth so he’s going to get bigger. He’s about 10 pounds and was attacked by something and scratched up some but he’s great. He doesn’t bark. He can jump 3 feet up onto our bed and is the most calm and sweet charactered little man. Grateful and not obsessed over anything he just flits about and will stay in my or Sandy’s lap for hours. He sleeps a lot now. I know he’s young and we just love how he plays with our two Corgis Lexi and Lucy. They’re two yrs old and love him too. It’s a great dog in our experience even though hes very young he’s house trained and doesn’t chew on anything. Great dog
We have a male puggle. His name is Sport. We got him from a pet shop in 2011. He was 8 weeks old at the time. He was in the middle of the room playing by himself with a toy. . There were 8 males. His brothers we in a corner wrestling with each other. I saw him and fell in love he was licking me and cuddling. My hubby picked out another one. By that one was not responding to him like the one I was holding respond Ed. My hubby held the one I was holding. We both fell in love with him. He was a birthday present to me from my hubby. He has been seizures and hip problems since he was 3 years old. He will be 8 in October. He is still a love bug. He still love to play with his toys. He has a favorite Bee bear. . He is still a love . Very attached to his mama.
We adopted our boy Doug in 2017. I call him Douggle the puggle! He was three years old when we adopted him. We were told by the shelter he was part pug and terrier. But by doing some research (we’re new to the dog game)we found out he was a puggle. He’s tan and black and traits more towards the beagle. Has pug tail, eyes, ears and a bit of a wrinkled forehead. He does shed quite a bit but he’s not very loud. Only barks when wanting to play or sees other dogs outside or someone comes to the door. He’s so loveable!! Perfect dog for a family. We love him so much! We have found that he is a runner. Has to be on a leash. He ran off one time but ended up coming back onto our porch lol! Oh and get this.. When he runs off (he’s been very good lately and it hasn’t happened in a while)we’ll get in the car and go find him and when we do ask him if he wants to go for a ride and he’ll just jump right into the car lol!! He’s great with kids and strangers. I highly recommend puggles!
Hi! My puggle’s name is Napoleon Dynomite. He has a series of nicknames- Napo, Napur, Puggle, Pug, Mapo, which he all responds to. The first day we got him he was the sweetest dog ever! He aquiered the name Napoleon for his short stature but bold personality like Bonaparte. Dynomite came about due to his flatuence issue shortly after him coming home. He’s the cutest little black puggle anyone has ever seen. He has a signature white chest and black fur so he’s always looking fly in his suit and tie. Between the pug ans beagle in him, he lies more to the pug side (80% pug and 20% beagle). This past March he turned 8 years old and is looking better then ever. About two years ago he was hit by a Honda Civic which caused him to have hip displacment as well as other injuries. Currently, he is doing great but his weight must be monitored so that he doesn’t hold a lot of weight in his back legs. As a family we have constructed a motto, “Sucking Puggle Balwz”. This is used when someone is messing around and has to be serious. Also, instead of using profound language, we insert the word “pug”. Ex: “Pug you!” Lol Our puggle is very smart but can be on the dumb side sometimes. Whenever we leave we say “Pinapple” and he thinks we’re saying “Bye, Napo!” Everyday when we leave to school we put NPR news station on for him to listen to while we’re gone. Lately, he’s been obsessed with having the tennis ball in his mouth, which makes his breathing sound even more annoying. This puggle has a lot of problems but we love him! No other dog (but our other 2 mastiffs) compare to him. Please leave me a comment on how your puggle would react to mine! P.s. who agrees that there should be a puggle emoji ??♀️
John K & Sarah J. Sanders says
Hi! We live in Iowa and just acquired our Puggle from an animal shelter. She is 5 years old and resembles the ‘Pug” breed most, with a long nose & bulging eyes. She is already house broken and tolerant of a leash for outdoor trips, which she usually announces with her little howl, then persistent bark if we missed the first part. She’s quite athletic in her jumping from the corner of one couch onto the other. She loved squeak toys right off, but my wife and I aren’t sure if she was table fed or dog food fed. She’s been real slow to accept dry bag food. She was quick to jump up on the covered couches and has found a perch on a loveseat top, against an outside wall to push back the edge of a curtain to view the outdoor world. We’re a little misguided with that howl at times — she doesn’t do any potty tricks, but just wants ‘outside’ to sit. We’re retirees in our late 60’s and the house isn’t quiet anymore, but that is GOOD! Her name is Lucy and she has plenty of energy at her age. Enjoy yours!!
Angela Benbow says
Absolutely there should be a puggle emoji. I am positive my puggle, Opal would be the hyper dog that never gets bored of the other animal because that is how she treats our 4 yr. old tabby cat, Rusty. He calmly avoids her at all costs, because she tends to try and walk underneath him. Which does not work out well because they are almost the same height, so Opal ends up with a Rusty cat on her back, that can’t touch the floor with his hind legs. LOL it’s a sight to see.
My Puggle is about 16 months old, her name is Pepa. I found Pepa on an SPCA web site she was 9 months and I felt in love with her. She is an amazingly loving baby, will sleep on your chest, kisses all over and follows me anywhere, a little stubborn when I call her to come inside the house, but food does the trick. Loves my shoes and any shoe left unattended, but all is forgiven because she melts your heart with her little face. She growls when playing with my other dog, a 3 year old Boxer/Pit mix, Henry. Henry and Pepa are best friends. I would recommend a puggle to anyone, best dog ever, along with my boxer pit mix.
our family Puggle is almost 7 years old. She is great! The downfall is that once she discovered her big girl beagle voice she uses it all the time ?. But we still wouldn’t trade her! She housetrained easily and gets along with our other dog and our 2 new kittens. We love her. We have dealt with pancreatitis but overall she is healthy.
John Skilling says
I recently acquired a puggle pup. His mother is a pug x beagle and his father a pug. He is called Rupert and he is the most wonderful creature on earth and I love him. He is a highly intelligent dog who learns new skills and behavioural patterns very easily. He is confident and friendly and very playful. He loves chewing things especially bones and fabric and furniture too. But that’s okay, because he’s marvellous. He’s very vocal and will let it be known that he desires your food. He is greedy. He is the most wonderful snuggle puggle on earth and I would highly recommend this breed of pooch. He has zero respiratory problems and can handle normal dog activities with no problem. We walk him three times a day for poops and wee wees and he lives in a nice two bedroom flat with his daddies who love him more than we love each other. He likes to snooze upon our faces and we allow this because he is very special. Love your puggle. They’re amazing creatures.
My Puggle Pippa is 18 months old now. I got her when she was 8 weeks old from a pet place, she was returned because her previous owners had a very aggressive cattle dog. She was really shy the first few nights and howled something shocking. When she settled in, she turned into an incredibly intelligent and social dog. Her first encounter at the vets was for puppy pre-school and every time she goes back she squeals with excitement. She is not much of a guard dog, she licks everyone to death. Although she is intelligent, from time to time she can get very stubborn when she picks up a scent. She is still young, but she is a very caring and gentle dog, who would be perfect for families with young children. She is very active and can handle long, brisk walks. When I got her I feared training would be hard, but she picks up everything and is motivated by food. She is a very fine example of how beautiful Puggles are.
Our family just lost our puggle after 14 lovely years with him. We rescued him from the shelter when he was one year old. He was not house trained and it was difficult. After we got through that, he bolted out the door every chance he got and take off running. He was very hard to train because if you had treats in your pocket, he sat at your feet and barked until they were all gone. BUT, once walked and inside, he was the most loving, loyal dog. Great with kids and never barked. All sins were forgiven once he came inside. He loved everyone. As he got older, he developed diabetes. He required 2 x insulin daily. For 3 years, he received his shot. Then Otis became blind, then lost his sense of smell. Eventually, at age 15 he died in his sleep. We are heartbroken. He was naughty, but that was just one his characteristics. He was also loving, loyal, cuddly, soft, sweet and so much more. I love puggles and want to replace my Otis ASAP.
Our puggle Chase is 6 months old. He’s the cutest sweetest dog I have ever seen. He came from a pet store and has been difficult to potty train but he’s very smart and wants to be with me all the time. I have lost my personal space but I love him so much already. He has crazy time in the evening but calms down after some exercise. Such a loving little dog. Highly recommend this breed.
We love our puggle Rocky! We got him from a rescue when he was almost 2 and he’s 9 now. He seems to have a LOT of beagle in him. He’s almost 40 lbs (and healthy according to our vet) and bolts to hunt if we ever leave a door open. Despite his bolting he is completely attached to us (my husband especially) and we are to him. He still seems so young and energetic… it’s hard to believe he’s “old” in puggle years ?
Marie Prielipp says
I have a 12-yr old puggle names Nina. She looks just like a pug. From the day I set eyes on her, she would cock her head from side to side while I talked to her. I truly think she wanted to understand what I was saying. I spent $200 for her and she has been the love of my life. She follows me around the house and sleeps with me. Now sadly, she has congestive heart failure and is totally blind. Her life span has been shortened but they have been the most rewarding years I have spent with an animal. Loved to travel, loved to play with our two cats and our beagle Maggie, and loved the world in general. I am 82 with diabetes and may also die of congestive heart failure. It is common in diabetes. This is fine with me. I’ve had a great life with Nina and the other animals as well as my children. I’m sure Nina feels the same way. A very loyal and loving dog.
catalina rivera says
My Puggle Zoe is 2 years old. She is very small..11lbs small. 1 parent was a puggle and one a pug. She is very loving to everyone she meets and cries for attention for people to play with her. She does shed like crazy even though I bathe her in between grooming. She doesn’t mind baths but hates her nails being touched.. hence the groomer. Like the article said.. She is my shadow. Some puggles have separation anxiety from the owner they choose to bid with more. Another health issue because they are small dogs is their anal glands.
Overall puggles are a great breed. To bad we couldn’t show pictures. My Zoe looks like a skinny pug more than a beagle.
My puggle Bella was the sweetest dog ever! She passed away at 11. I don’t know if it was our fault that we weren’t taking good care of her, but at about age 9, the veterinarian told us she has diabetes, then the vet told us she’s blind, then she lost her sense of smell, then came more and more sicknesses! Don’t know what we did wrong, but when she was feeling okay she was super super friendly, never bites, loves kids and other dogs!
Got my Puggle Eddie @ 8 wks.
Was into everything and chewed and ripped into anything left around,
Now at 10 months,he has the loveliest sweet manner imaginable.
Only really barks if someone comes to the door..
As far as Eddie is concerned,everyone is his friend,
Hasn’t a mean bone is his body,
Has the most beautiful nature,
Our beautiful boy Rocky is 7 years old, he was easy to toilet train just so smart, as a puppy he was very active, he did actually chew our leather chair. He loves people and he is very loyal,affectate and loving. What a great the most beautiful dog.
We rescued our puggle from a local no-kill animal shelter. Her name is Pecca and when we got her it was assumed that she was 5 years old. As a voluntary handover to the local Humane Society, Pecca was supposed to have been put down due to her aggressive behavior. When we got her she was scared, confused, and needed a lot of attention. We have had her now for two years. Her aggressive behavior it turns out, is that she likes to growl very loudly while she plays and is very sensitive in her lower tummy area. She loves to give kisses and will lick your entire face three times over if you let her. She does shed short, fine, hard to clean up hairs. She is very stubborn and does challenge commands, unless there is a treat involved. She whines while riding in the car and barks when excited. (Burglars that ring the doorbell beware!!) Seems aggressive when playing with other dogs, because she likes to growl a lot when playing. This makes other dogs and dog owners not very receptive. She is very loving and just needed a little understanding.
Our puggle does this too! It sounds like a growl but it’s really not. He just gets excited!
That’s how our Puggle is! We tell him he’s being too aggressive and he just stares at us with those big eyes.
We have a female puggle, Reggie. She is 18months. She is a lot bigger than we thought, beagle size but the most wonderful, sweet natured and loving dog you can have, she rarely barks and does not shed a lot. She does lick non stop so if you don’t like that then it’s not a breed for you. She is playful,and loves long walks but we can’t let her off a lead as she is not safe to come back. She knows her commands but follows them when she chooses so they are a stubborn breed. We have had a lot of dogs but she is one in a million and a breed I would recommend but as a cross breed they are all very different so you won’t know what you will get !
Susan carroll says
Hi I live in the east of Ireland and am looking to adopt a puggle pup. Could anyone advise me on a reputable breeder..
joann hadley says
After 56 years of having many different dogs and generally loving all dogs I can say without hesitation that my Puggle has been the sweetest, most loving, most stubborn, most entertaining, and most loyal dog I have ever known. I can honestly recommend this breed of dog for single and family pet lovers.
my puggle, Ollie, will be 12 in February. as a puppy, he was horrible, stubborn cannot even describe him, but I wouldn’t trade him for the world. shedding is terrible, I cannot touch anything in my house if I wish to leave my clothes without hair all over it. I’ve noticed that his activity level with exercise has held up very well over the years, he still can walk 2-3 miles a couple times a week.
My daughter wanted a pugle and being more of a cat person I was hesitant. One year later I’m glad to say the dog has grown on our family. Hyper does not even come close to describe our 4 legged whirling dervish. My arm gives out before she does when it comes to fetch and I’ve given up the concept of personal space with her. Her only drawback is she has very selective hearing and has ran off while following a scent more than once. Other than that I wouldn’t change her another breed.
Kelly bertrum says
My puggle is the best dog I have ever owned .sweet friendly just. A good sweetheart . my only down fall is she can sure shed. I would not trade this baby for no other dog in the world . Great with kids friendly with other dogs . Just areally great dog . If anyone wants a sweetheart dog . This is the one .