Best Bully Sticks Spotlight on a Breed: We Salute Pedro the Puggle

We always love getting emails from our customers & readers asking us to feature their dog or favorite breed for our Best Bully Sticks Spotlight on a Breed blog series every Thursday. As always we are honored to oblige. Thanks Carter for submitting your handsome Puggle Pedro to be featured. We affectionately refer to our mixed-breed canine companions as “dogs of mixed heritage” who make our lives more colorful. Whether your dog is a purebred or mixed breed remember all dogs are created equal, deserving of unconditional love and their time in the spotlight.

This is Pedro! He is a four month old Puggle. He was born in Ohio and now lives with in NYC. He is very active and such a joy . He loves chewing, as most puppies do, but his favorite chew toy is a Flossie, he can chew through one in a day. LOL!

Height: 13 – 15 inches

Weight: 15 – 20 lbs

Coat: The Puggles coat is smooth, straight and short haired.

Color: Puggles come in a variety of colors, but fawn or tan with a black mask covering the muzzle and around the eyes is the most common. That said, fawn Puggles can have a varying degree of black coloring on their face, some feature full masks, while others have very small amounts. In addition to fawn, some dogs are born solid black, white, tri-colored or may have multi-colored coats.

Appearance: Puggles are a crossbreed (pug/beagle), and because of this fact, their physical appearance is difficult to generalize compared to that of purebred dogs, especially since they don’t have a breed standard. Though Puggles generally look alike, the appearance of these dogs is dependent on their parents. That being said, many of these pooches often have the fawn colored coat and wrinkled black masks that are characteristic of Pug’s but a body length, longer muzzle and floppy ears similar to the Beagle. It is not uncommon for this designer dog to also have a thickset body, under-bite, short legs, and a Beagle-length tail with a Pug curl.

Temperament: Puggles are sweet tempered lap dogs, and yet are very playful creatures. They are energetic, affectionate and bright. They bond quickly with their owners and family, and are excellent companions. They are very social animals and require plenty of attention. and want to be involved in as much activity with their pack as possible.

They are friendly toward strangers, other dogs, household pets and children. Puggles have a keen sense of smell, like a Beagle, finding many smells very interesting, and will be inclined to track scents. They like to use their voice and will alert their owners to strange sounds and people, making them a good watchdog. Overall, they are a happy-go-lucky dog with a very friendly disposition.

Health: The Life expectancy for Puggles is 10-15 years. Puggles are a relatively healthy breed, but owners need to be aware that this dog is prone to any genetic illness that may affect their parents, and are also at risk for any disease that affects the Pug or Beagle breeds. Health concerns a Puggle may face include, cherry eye, entropion, skin infections, slipped stifles (dislocated kneecaps), back problems, epilepsy, lameness, respiratory issues, and Pug Dog Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) to name a few. This breed is also prone to overheating and is intolerant of extreme temperatures.

Common Illnesses include: eye problems, Pug Dog Encephalitis, lameness respiratory issues, skin infections.

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