Puggles – Dexter our 3 year old Puggle

"Dexter our puggle"

My puggle Dexter the hunter gatherer of the dog world

A  Puggle is a Pug crossed with a Beagle. The pug is often the Dad, being smaller than a female beagle and therefore less complications in birth.

Puggles are known to have the ferocious appetite of a pug but with the incredible beagle’s nose for scent.  This lethal combination, gives rise to the obese puggle, that most become in adult life, as they are great foragers of food. Puggles are also more independent than pugs and are happy not having constant human companionship and will try to escape an enclosed garden to hunt for food. Fortunately they will always come back as they do get separation distress. Saying all this may make you think we are not great fans of puggles. Here we show a picture of our puggle Dexter, who is always on a strict diet and our garden has been turned into fort knox, stopping his once daily forages into the woods behind our home. Very cute but very dominate, though he likes  children to use  him as a pillow and sleeps like a baby if they do this. Will do anything for food and has completed a dog agility course in double quick time for a piece of chicken. Extremely capable dog when food is the reward as you can see!

Dexter taking the wheel

What are puggles like with children and other dogs? Perfectly well behaved, if they are the centre of attention. They love the company of other dogs and will accept them very quickly into the family and accept the hierarchy of the new dog, as given by the owners. Puggles are very sensitive to how you behave around the new dog and who you pat and pet first and feed first; who you greet first when you return home, they will then accept their new status in the family pack.

After a hard day, Dexter here, makes sure he is in the middle demonstrating his importance in the pack between me and Tom our Dobermann.

puggle loves other dogs and children

Dexter our puggle loves other dogs and children

9 Responses to “Puggles – Dexter our 3 year old Puggle”

  1. Melanie Burdon says:

    We were looking to buy a pug and saw an advert for a puggle, we looked at a few pug puppies but fell in love with a little puggle. She is called Dolly and is 9 weeks tommorrow. Dolly is adorable, and we are so pleased with her she is so loving, a little bitey at times !! when she is excited. We found her from a very nice family, I only contacted numbers where there was a home number as well as a mobile number and fortunately for us the family owned both the mum and dad so we met them too. Just be careful you will get a gut instinct !!

  2. Sally-jane says:

    I am thinking of getting a pug but i have heard a rumour that there eyes pop out or fall out is this true and should i get one as i have a 6 month year old son and he loves dogs and is a little rough with them please help me

    • admin says:

      Hi Sally-Jane
      Their eyes do not pop out, though they are more prominent then most other dogs. You have to be careful with their eyes, as pugs have very short snouts; therefore when they are sniffing around their eyes are very close to what they are investigating.
      I personally don’t think a pug is right for your son, as you have to treat them gently because of their eyes being so vulnerable.

    • Annabel says:

      We have a Frug, French Bulldog Pug X, she is wonderful, loving and playful with a very sensitive nature, but she hates to be on her own even if you are in the other room. Thankfully someone is home all the time but we will be getting her a couple of friends in the future

  3. Lorna says:

    get a Chug, pug x chiuhahua they are great fun

    get a Chug . pug x chiuhahua

  4. Emily Maycock says:

    Hi, my partner and I are trying to find an approved Puggle breeder – can you help? We have had a look at The Kennel Club but they do not seem to list cross breeds.

    Look forward to hearing from you.


    • admin says:

      Hi Emily
      Simply Puggles are not a recognised breed by the Kennel Club, who manage the approved breeders register, so there is no such approved breeders list.
      The breed puggle, is a recent cross breed to address some of the health issues of Pugs but keeping the pug’s characteristics. It is a controversial breed especially to those that feel there should only be the pure breeds of pugs and beagles. I can testify from personal experience, having both pugs and puggles, that puggles have the advantage of better general health, though they are both surprisingly resilient, belying their looks.
      You need to visit the breeders that you find and see the mum – the main thing to establish by a visit is that you are not buying from a puppy farm, which often produce ill health puppies, as well as being poorly socialised. If in doubt dont buy. When we purchased our puggle we felt that 50% were puppy farms, often operating from mobile phones.
      My other suggestion is that you contact the pugs rescue centres as they will take in pug cross breeds – you will find the link on our pug rescue page

    • NJGirl1980 says:

      Please adopt and don’t go to a breeder. I just found the love of my life; a little 1 1/2yr old Puggle named Sunny and she truly is the light of my life. Go and look on all shelter websites and you will eventually find a puggle. they get lost often and are picked up and dropped off at shelters

      • admin says:

        that is so true that puggles get lost often – and then are left at rescue homes. They have a very strong urge to explore outside the boundaries of home – unlike pugs. We are pleased that you have rehomed your puggle Sunny – send a picture if you can to evelyn@pugs.co.uk and we will put Sunny up on this page to join Dexter in the gallery of puggles

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