Puggles are a cross between Beagles and Pugs, but what you get can vary. Both breeds have strong personality traits and there isn’t a way to pick and choose what you get from either. There are some less than desirable traits in both breeds of dogs, but with proper training, you can be sure these don’t get the best of you!
You will likely experience some barking with your Puggle, whether it be the short yips of the Pug or the long yowls of a Beagle. They aren’t always loud, but they aren’t afraid to use their voices. They will bark to alert you of visitors, but also during playtime!
Beagles are not the most eager to please their owners. Many Puggles are well-tempered but need some extra patience with training. Always try to use positive training methods with your Puggle such as clicker training. It may take some patience, but once you learn to communicate with your pup, you will have a loyal and obedient companion.
Teaching your Puggle the basics as a puppy will benefit you both greatly. Due to their smaller size and laid back temperament, the Puggle tends to be a fun and trainable puppy. They are great for the novice puppy owner!
Puggles can be well suited for apartment life if trained properly. They are prone to alert-barking, so teaching them not to bark at noises will allow you and your neighbors to live happily in an apartment setting.
They also don’t need too much space for exercise. They enjoy more agility than endurance and are happy to use household objects like dining room chairs as obstacles. You can incorporate agility exercises into your training and tire your Puggle out pretty quickly!
If you have children, Puggles can make a great pet. The laid back mentality of the Pug and the playfulness of the Beagle create a great companion for children. It is important to teach your kids how to play with your puppy properly. Since they are a smaller breed, Puggles are easy to pick up and handle, but that doesn’t mean they should be! Teach children how to play with your Puggle with all four feet on the ground and it will ensure both parties enjoy playtime!
Taking your Puggle out in public when they are young will allow them to socialize with other dogs and people. This socialization and the Puggle’s naturally friendly temperament will make them great pets around other pets and strangers.