We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What is a Puggle?

Diana Bocco
By
Updated Jun 04, 2024
Our promise to you
WiseGeek is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At WiseGeek, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

A Puggle is an example of the new trend in creating dog hybrids. Dog hybrids, also known as crossbreeds or designer dogs, are dogs born from parents of two different breeds. These mixes, rather than being accidental, are planned to obtain certain characteristics in the new puppy.

A Puggle is one of the most popular designer dogs. A mix of a Pug and a Beagle, Puggles is supposed to be very affectionate and great with children, and these are the primary reasons the breed was created. Despite being highly energetic, a Puggle is also a great lap dog. They do well in apartments despite being lively and slightly hyper. Critics will argue, with reason, that every time you cross two breeds, there are no guarantees as to how the puppy will turn out. While a Puggle has some distinct characteristics, the truth is that some will be more pug and others more beagle. Most Puggles do howl, however, just as Beagles do.

A Puggle is short-haired, with a wrinkly face and a stocky body. They have a short nose like Pugs, and a slender body, like Beagles. Puggles average about 17 pounds (7.7 kg) and stand not taller than 15 inches (38.1 cm) at the shoulder. They are medium shedders, so people who have allergies should keep this in mind. One of the biggest benefits of a Puggle is the fact that their noses are not as flat as a Pug's, so they do better in hot weather and have less breathing problems.

Like all designer dogs, a Puggle is not recognized by the American Kennel Club or any other major organization, but they are accepted in some dog shows. Because of continuous problems, a new organization called the American Canine Hybrid Club was recently created. Aimed to designer dog owners, it will register mixed dogs for a small fee.

Many critics argue than creating new breeds is irresponsible, as there are already many animals without a home. Others worry than because there is no control, mixing breeds like this may lead to health problems, unscrupulous breeding, and abuse. To avoid these and other problems, make sure you do your research before getting a Puggle or any other dog.

WiseGeek is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Diana Bocco
By Diana Bocco
Diana Bocco, a versatile writer with a distinct voice, creates compelling long-form and short-form content for various businesses. With a data-focused approach and a talent for sharing engaging stories, Diana’s written work gets noticed and drives results.

Related Articles

Discussion Comments
By Terry — On Apr 15, 2007

In Tasmania, where I live and work in Native Animal Rescue, a Puggle is the name given to a baby Echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus.

Diana Bocco
Diana Bocco
Diana Bocco, a versatile writer with a distinct voice, creates compelling long-form and short-form content for various...
Learn more
WiseGeek, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

WiseGeek, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.