A Puggle is a hybrid between two breeds of dogs, a Pug and a Beagle. Puggles tend to be about 20-30 pounds, and 13-15 inches at the withers. While colors vary, and there are completely black as well as multicolored Puggles, the vast majority are fawn colored with wrinkled black masks (similar to Pugs), but with the longer body, slightly increased size, and longer nose and floppy ears associated with Beagles. Puggles typically have a curly tail, are tan with a black muzzle- earning them the nickname of “miniature mastiffs”
Puggles have the mild mannered yet playful “lap dog” qualities often associated with Pugs, mixed with the more energetic tendencies typical of the hunting qualities of a Beagle. They are sturdy, resilient dogs that can effortlessly take a bit of rough-housing, while being the cheerful clowns that love to play. A Puggles’ greatest delight seems to be to be in their owner’s presence: this quality tends to keep them close to you; they love to be cuddled. Many Puggle owners testify to their winning personality as one of their strongest points.
Grooming is very minimal with Puggles, the occasional bath; nail clipping, brushing and cleaning of their ears is all they require. Puggles do shed; however, their relatively short coat and small size minimizes this problem. They tend to live between 9 and 11 years; are very sweet natured and very affectionate.