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The Puggle is a new breed of dog, originating in the 1980s in Wisconsin. The Puggle’s name gives a hint to its mix – Pug and Beagle. A Puggle may also be the result of breeding two other Puggles. Like any other breed, either parent can contribute characteristics to their offspring, but Puggles tend to favor each breed relatively equally.
Puggles are quite active and require plenty of exercise. Both parent breeds tend to be a bit stubborn, and the Puggle has inherited this trait. Like its Beagle ancestor, the Puggle will follow his nose, so strange scents may have him wandering off. Obedience training is key to having a Puggle who listens well and follows the house rules. Aside from this, Puggles are generally affectionate dogs who do well with children and adults. They are a relatively healthy breed, but share hereditary conditions common in Pugs and Beagles.
Although a relatively healthy breed, Puggles can be predisposed to certain hereditary and congenital conditions that can adversely affect their health – as well as your family’s finances. Some of the conditions and illnesses Puggles are prone to include eye problems such as keratoconjunctivitis sicca and cataracts; as well as skin conditions such as atopy and demodicosis.
Thankfully, Petplan pet insurance covers all hereditary and chronic conditions as standard. Which means if your Puggle inherits more than just a love for active doggy dates, your pocketbook will be protected.