The Pugland is a designer dog that is developed by mixing the Pug and the West Highland White Terrier. Since both parent breeds are small-sized, it is only natural that the Pugland will also have the same build. However, like most tiny breeds, they can exhibit the “small dog syndrome” and be a bit spirited and confident in nature. But, despite their spunky attitude, Puglands can be very warm and loving when around their families. They also learn quite easily, although you may need some extra patience and a steadfast attitude when training them. All in all, the Pugland has the makings of the perfect family pet.
Do you like to go on boat trips during the weekends but hate leaving your furbaby behind? Or are you looking for a new activity to try with your pooch? If yes, you might want to go spend the day out on a boat. Puglands, just like most canines, love spending as much time as possible with their owners, even if it means being on a boat, whether it is a kayak, speed boat, a yacht or a dinghy. While on your trip, you can try a variety of tasks - from fishing or sailing to swimming and water sports. A boat trip is a fun activity and a one-of-a-kind bonding moment for you and your best friend.
Even though they are small in size, Puglands are an active breed and require a moderate amount of exercise to keep them satisfied and healthy. Normally, they need to engage in around 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity daily if you want them to be fully happy. A good solution to keep your pooch physically and mentally stimulated is by letting them play out in your backyard. By letting your Pugland loose in your yard, you are giving them endless opportunities for playtime and stimulation. A few tweaks here and there can turn your backyard into your dog’s very own personal space.
Puglands are generally active and love getting some form of stimulation, both physically and mentally. However, this does not mean that they always need to spend their time outdoors. As a matter of fact, Puglands are considered an indoor breed, which means that they would rather stay inside their homes than being outside. To keep your dog from getting bored indoors, you can get them to play a puzzle game. While there are readily-available puzzle games at the pet store, you may opt to save some money and create a puzzle game yourself. A good example of a DIY puzzle game is the “tennis ball of treats”. This is a clever twist on the “find the treat” game that can get your dog’s mind racing.
Visiting outdoor markets is always an exciting activity because of the variety of things being sold. Another pro when it comes to these types of markets is that you can take your dog with you. The next time an outdoor or farmer’s market takes place in your area, bring your best furry friend along for some shopping and bonding.
Puglands are loving and friendly in nature. However, they may inherit the strong-willed and tenacious nature of their parent breeds, which can make them hard to manage on occasion. Thus, you can benefit by putting your pooch through some basic obedience training. Start with simple commands and train one command at a time. You may even enroll your Pugland in an obedience class to help them become more compliant.
The saying “big things come in small packages” is the perfect description for the Pugland. This breed’s small body holds the confidence and attitude of dogs that are ten times their size. But don’t be fooled by their gutsy temperament; the Pugland is a wonderful family pet that gets along well with others. Those looking for a great home companion will find Puglands to be the perfect fit.