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Life span

15 Years


14 Kg


Hybrid Dogs

Puggle Overview

The Puggle is a cross between a Beagle and Pug. They’re a small dog breed and make a wonderful pet for small children. They’re very affectionate and loyal and enjoy nothing more than hanging out with their loved ones.

The puggle grows to a height of 8-15 inches and weighs in the region of 15-40 pounds. They come in a variety of colours such as tan, black and fawn and never normally do they come in a mix of colours.

Their temperament is a combination of both the inquisitive and active tendencies of the Beagle and the companionable tendencies of the Pug.

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Puggle Characteristics

Size InformationIntelligence
  • 3
Size InformationExercise Needs
  • 3
Size InformationDogs Health
  • 4
Size InformationChild Friendly
  • 5
Size InformationApartment
  • 4
Size InformationShedding
  • 3
Size InformationGrooming Needs
  • 5
Size InformationBarking
  • 4
Size InformationAlone
  • 3
Size InformationTrainability
  • 2
Size InformationEnergy Levels
  • 3
Size InformationDog friendly
  • 5

History & Origin

The Puggle is a cross-breed between a Pug and Beagle and was first bred back in the 1980s. 

Puggle Temperament

The Puggle has a sweet nature and placid temperament. They're a friendly dog breed and suitable for all families. They're playful, cuddly and love spending time with their loved ones. The Puggle gets on with everyone, including children and other pets. 

Puggle Training

Puggles are intelligent and therefore easy to train. Training your Puggle should start during the puppy stage and remain consistent throughout. Puggles do a have a tendency to be stubborn and therefore training must be fun and exciting for them. 


Puggles need very little grooming. They do tend to shed moderately than other dog breeds and during this time they will need more regular grooming. When they're not heading, brushing your Puggle weekly will help keep their coat in great condition. You should bathe your Puggle once every month and check their ears, eyes and paws on a weekly basis. As with other dog breeds, it is important to brush your Puggles teeth on a daily basis. 


Puggles like may other dog breeds are subjected to certain health conditions. It is important to understand that not all Puggles will develop all of the listed health conditions:

  • Patella Luxation
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Epilepsy 
  • Stenotic Nares
  • Hypothyroidism


Puggle Exercise Needs

Puggles are wonderful dog breeds and love spending time with their families. They require moderate levels of exercise and suit the indoors more than the outdoors. As with all other dog breeds, the Puggle requires two daily walks and plenty of time chilling with their favourite people. Mental stimulation is important for the Puggle to prevent boredom from setting in and help to keep them well-balanced and happy. 


Children and other pets

The Puggle is great with children and other household pets. Your Puggle should be introduced to children and other household pets from an early age so they're socialised correctly. Playtime should always be supervised between your Puggle and other pets and children to prevent rough play.