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Origin: U.S.A.

AKC Group: Toy

Height: 13 - 15 inches (33 - 38 cm) (Male)

Weight: Typically between 15 - 30 pounds (7 - 14 kg) (Male)

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Male height: 
13 - 15 inches (33 - 38 cm)
Male weight: 
Typically between 15 - 30 pounds (7 - 14 kg)
Short and smooth.
Puggles tend to follow the colors of the Pug - fawn with a black mask or solid black - but some are multicolored or white.

The Puggle is one of the most popular canine hybrids of the 21st century. This designer dog originated more than 20 years ago, when a man named Wallace Havens of Madison, bred a purebred Pug to a purebred Beagle. Havens, now a supporter of many "designer dogs," as some hybrids have been called, promoted the Puggle from the beginning, but the dog's biggest notoriety has come within just the last few years.

His Beagle ancestry affords the Puggle a larger and slightly longer body than the Pug, as well as a longer nose, which helps him avoid some of the respiratory problems Pugs can suffer. Like the Beagle, the Puggle also has adorably floppy ears.

Puggles have a lively temperament. They are very energetic, sweet natured and social. They love to play, but when playtime is over, they are content to sit in their owner's lap. Puggles are friendly and willing and able to charm everyone they come across.
At home: 
The size of the Puggle makes him idea for the city or the suburbs, as long as he is given an outlet for his energy. A Puggle is meant to be a companion and should be kept inside the home with the family. These dogs are very social and do not do well when left alone for long periods. They are curious, so a securely fenced yard is necessary. Some Puggles howl, a trait inherited from the Beagle.
Puggles have a tendency to be hyperactive, and they need plenty of exercise. They require daily walks and a chance to play or run off excess energy. Puggles do not have as many breathing problems as Pugs do, but their noses are shorter than other breeds, so they can't run for long periods.
Puggles are chowhounds - they love to eat. Feed a high-quality diet, and monitor your dog's weight - Puggles gain weight easily, which may lead to health problems.
The Puggle's exuberance can get in the way of training, so patience and positive methods are necessary to help train him. He can also be stubborn and may be more difficult to housetrain than other breeds.
Puggles make excellent family pets and are good with children, other dogs and other pets.
Puggles can live up to 15 years. Health problems may include some respiratory problems; sensitivity to heat; and an underbite.
Fun fact: 

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal owns a Puggle.

Grooming blurb: 
The Puggle sheds a small amount, but his coat is easy to care for. Regular brushing with a soft bristle brush will keep him looking good. The Puggle does not usually have as many wrinkles on his face as the Pug does, but the folds should still be kept clean by wiping them with a cloth.
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