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When you have a Pug mixed with a Beagle, the outcome is a fun-loving and friendly dog with cuteness overloaded. Save their barking that could get a little annoying if they have taken more to the Beagle’s side, the Puggle is an absolute pleasure to keep.

Don’t be astonished if your Puggle loves remaining glued to you all day and sleep uninterruptedly for about 12 hours. It could be following its Pug parent’s footsteps in this regard.

Train them on socialization and obedience from the beginning to control their annoying habits like the Beagle-like chasing instinct.


Dog Profile

  • Other Names:Beagle-Pug
  • Breed Registry Details:ACHC, DBR, DRA, DDKC, IDCR
  • Common Physical Features:Long muzzle, hanging ears, wrinkled facial appearance, dark, rounded eyes with a soft expression, long Beagle-like nose, and slightly curled, tipped tail
  • History:Their development dates back to the 1990s when they became popular due to their sweet appearance and appealing nature
  • Coat Type:Short, smooth double coat: Undercoat – Short, and dense; Topcoat – Slightly long
  • Colors:Red, fawn, lemon, tan, black as solid colors, or in combination with white as a tri-colored pattern like the Beagle; Pug’s black mas
  • Lifespan:10 – 15 years
  • Size:Small
  • Height:13 – 15 inches (Pug x Standard Beagle); below 13 inches (Pug x Toy Beagle) 
  • Weight:18 – 30 pounds (Pug x Standard Beagle); 8 – 17 pounds (Pug x Toy Beagle)
  • Litter Size:2 – 4 puppies
  • Temperament:Sweet-tempered, loyal, playful, high-spirited, alert
  • Kids-Friendly:Yes
  • Stranger-friendly:Yes; they welcome an unfamiliar person too soon after overcoming the initial wariness
  • Animal-Friendly:Somewhat; they are suitable towards other dogs but might inherit the Beagle’s prey drive and chase unknown cats
  • Climate Compatibility:Low; unable to withstand extreme heat and cold, also showing sensitivity towards humid climate
  • Apartment-friendly:Yes
  • Care Level:Easy
  • Exercise Requirements:High; Walking: 60 minutes (divided into four 15-minute walks); Jogging and Playing: 20 minutes
  • Grooming Needs:Moderate
  • Coat Brushing:Regular; once or twice a week for dead hair removal since the double-coated Puggle sheds a lot 
  • Bathing:Occasional; once a month
  • Eyes and Ears Cleaning:Regular; once a week
  • Brushing of Teeth:Regular; twice or thrice a week  to prevent tartar buildup
  • Nail Clipping:Occasional; once or twice a month
  • Feeding:Adults: 1.5 cups dry dog food;

    Puppies: 1/4th – ½ cup dry dog food till their 8th week
  • Hypoallergenic:No
  • Barking Capacity:High teamed with howling just as their Beagle parent
  • Trainability:Moderate; because of their stubbornness
  • Common Health Problems:Hip dysplasia, epilepsy, patellar luxation, cherry eye, hypothyroidism   
  • Origin:USA

Who is the Puggle Good For

  • Owners on the lookout for a cute companion pet.
  • People who would not have trouble with a high maintenance pet since they shed a lot.
  • Those who can manage to keep a dog on the noisier side.

Did You Know

  •  Robin, a two-year-old pregnant Puggle, was found in Weymouth.  She along with her five puppies is up for adoption.
  • In July 2020, a Yorkie and a Puggle owned by one Penne Mapes Garcia were victims of dog attacks. While Stevie, the Yorkie, could not be saved, Rory, the Puggle, sustained minor injuries.
  • The Puggle featured in the 2019 American comedy It’s Bruno, as the main protagonist.
  • The pocket puggle is not a distinct breed, but a miniature version of the Puggle, having a pocket or toy beagle and a smaller pug variety as its parents. Though they have an adorable appearance, they are prone to several health issues like most teacup varieties because of inappropriate breeding methods.

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