Do Puggle make good pets?
That question couldn’t possibly be answered with an unequivocal yes or no. The reason for that is simple, certain people or families need certain pets. That question comes with 100′s of mini-questions, different for each individual. Are Puggles good with children, Do Puggels need a lot of room, how big do Puggles get, and so on.
Obviously I couldn’t possibly answer all of those question, however, I have four Puggles of my own, so I can at least give my honest opinion of Puggle positives and Puggle negatives.
First, the positives, in my opinion, they are the cutest dogs on the planet and they can be playful, and affectionate in the perfect amounts. They love to cuddle , and are great at making you feel loved. They have a very tolerant temperament which makes them great with children of any age. They grow to a very moderate size and actually are available in a smaller version known as a “Pocket Puggle”.
Now the negatives, they are very needy little dogs. They need a whole lot of attention and their fair share of exercise. I personally have not had this problem, but I have heard of people having a hard time getting them completely trained. Also, they’re a pretty new Hybrid-Type breed so there isn’t a wealth of Puggle information out there.
A side note, because this is a new breed, you should consider a pretty high level of care for Puggles. Most dog owners and future dog owners don’t realize how important a dogs diet is. Believe it or not there is a ton of “Dog Food Dangers” out there, and when dealing with a dog that has such a short existence, it’s better to play it safe and keep them on a quality diet.
The only negatives I can think of have to do with their short history. They are readily available, but a true Puggle is the result of a Pug male bred to a Beagle female. I think we’re starting to see a lot of Puggle to Puggle puppies out there as they become more and more popular.
If your in the market for a Puggle or a Puggle puppy, you should try to acquire one from a reputable breeder. If you’d like to make sure your getting a Puggle thats a result of a Pug breeding a Beagle I’ll tell you a little trick. Most Puggle to Puggle liters will have a lot more diversity than a Pug to a Beagle litter. Ask to see liter-mates, when there’s Fawn, Black, By-&-Tri-colors all in the same litter, thats usually a dead give away, usually. The color diversity is NOT an exact science in determining the parents.
Remember, your new dogs diet can dictate exactly how long you guys share memories.