14-29 lbs
United States

The Puggle is a designer dog that is a cross between a Pug and a Beagle, first bred in the United States in the 1980s. These dogs combine the wrinkles and loving nature of the Pug with the longer tail and nose of the Beagle which can help prevent the respiratory problems that brachycephalic breeds are prone to. Even so, a Puggle often snores and snorts but his cute character and friendly personality allow most owners to overlook this. Puggles make great family pets but can be stubborn and uncooperative. They also tend to wander and howl but are sweet and playful so more often than not will capture your heart. They do shed a lot so regular grooming is needed to keep them looking their best.

Date of Origin
Pug, Beagle

Puggle Health

Average Size
Male Puggle size stats
Height: 8-15 inches Weight: 15-30 lbs
Female Puggle size stats
Height: 7-14 inches Weight: 14-29 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Stenotic Nares
  • Entropion
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defect
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cherry Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Corneal Ulcer
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
  • Reverse Sneezing
  • Obesity
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Blood
  • Heart
  • Liver Ultrasound
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Allergy Tests
  • CT or MRI scan

Puggle Breed History

The Puggle is a designer dog that is a cross between a Pug and a Beagle. The first Puggle was bred in the 1980s. This hybrid dog has been registered with the American Canine Hybrid Club. Puggles became commercially available in 2000 and their popularity has continued to grow. Pugs originated in China and were prized by the Emperors of China. Modern Pugs are believed to be descended from dogs imported to Europe from China in the 16th century. The Pug became the official dog of the House of Orange after one reportedly warned William, Prince of Orange, of approaching Spanish assassins in 1572. The British found several Pugs when they took over the Chinese Imperial Palace in 1860 and brought some back to England with them. The breed later became popular in Europe and were first exhibited in England in 1861. The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885. The Beagle’s history is not that clear but similar dogs were described in Greek documents from 400 B.C. They may also have originated from the rabbit-hunting hounds brought to England by the Romans or the Talbot hounds brought by William the Conqueror to England during the Norman Conquest in 1066. But the modern Beagle is thought to date back to the mid-1800s when Reverend Phillip Honeywood bred them in Essex as hunting dogs. When they were imported by American breeders they were bred smaller to hunt rabbits. The most popular Beagle in popular culture is Snoopy, Charlie Brown's pet in the comic strip Peanuts.

Puggle Breed Appearance

The Puggle is a hybrid breed that is a cross between a Pug and a Beagle and has the looks and characteristics from both parent breeds. A Puggle often has the wrinkles of a Pug and the longer nose of a Beagle which helps with respiratory problems that Pugs often have with their short noses. They are small to medium sized dogs weighing up to 30 pounds with a height of up to 15 inches. There are also toy Puggles which are smaller, weighing about half as much. Puggles have a short, silky double coat and common colors include black, tan, lemon, and red, and they can have white markings and black masks on the face. They have been compared to miniature Mastiffs in looks.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Puggle eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Puggle nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Puggle coat
fawn Puggle coat
red Puggle coat
white Puggle coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Puggle straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Puggle Breed Maintenance

Puggles have a short coat but they do shed a lot, so will need to be brushed at least once a week to get rid of any loose hair. Keep the skin folds and wrinkles on the face and forehead clean to prevent any skin problems arising. They don’t need to be bathed often but when they are make sure they are completely dry particularly between the skin folds. Make sure your pet’s eyes are kept clean as well as his ears. The nails should be trimmed when needed and brush the teeth daily to prevent any dental problems from developing.

Brushes for Puggle
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Puggle requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Puggle Temperament

Puggles are smart friendly dogs who are loving to their families and get on very well with children. They are active dogs but also enjoy cuddling. Care should always be taken with younger children handling small dogs in case they hurt them. The Puggle is known for barking and howling which he gets from the Beagle parent breed. The best way to get this from getting out of hand is to keep your dog mentally and physically stimulated so he doesn’t get bored. These dogs love to have company and won’t enjoy being left alone for long periods. They are known to suffer from separation anxiety so start training and socialization from an early age. Puggles are friendly to other dogs although may chase smaller pets but aren’t known to be aggressive. Puggles will alert their owner to strangers but shouldn’t be regarded as watchdogs. They can be very stubborn when it comes to training and are not always eager to please.

Puggle Activity Requirements

Puggles are active little dogs and need regular daily exercise or else you may find your garden has been dug up. They need around half an hour of exercise a day which can include a walk as well as play sessions. They will love ball games or going for a walk to the beach or dog park. When out in public keep your Puggle on a leash as they tend to get distracted and may wander off. These dogs will be suitable for those living in an apartment provided they are taken out every day. They can be sensitive to the heat so don’t exercise them when it is very hot.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
25 minutes

Puggle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

Puggle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Puggle size stats at six months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 16 lbs
Female Puggle size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 15 lbs
12 Months
Male Puggle size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 22 lbs
Female Puggle size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 21 lbs
18 Months
Male Puggle size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 22 lbs
Female Puggle size stats at 18 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 21 lbs

Puggle Owner Experiences

5 Months
3 People
so far shes a very cute and loving puppy. she was house trained in a very short amount of time. shes easy to train but if another dog is close she will yap in a high pitch until this dog is either gone or was allowed close and she was able to sniff and lick. she loves the beach but doesnt like water yet. bathing and grooming is very easy, so are visits at the vets. she isnt good at staying on her own at all, but were working on it. lovely dog, best decision to get her ever
2 months ago
4 Years
3 People
The absolute best ever..
7 months, 2 weeks ago
2 Years
2 People
She is very obedient when walking, she doesnt need a leash to stay nearby. HWhen she gets excited during playtime she let's out a howl. Occasionally she snores at night, but its soft. She does shed a lot but she doesnt enjoy being brushed, only petted so I ususally comb through with my hands. When its relax time with the tv she snuggles up to my arm and rests her chin on my wrist and falls asleep looking at me. At feeding time she sits patiently waiting to get her food. When I'm eating she doesnt beg either, just sits across the room waiting to cuddle again. However when company is over she doesn't listen very well because she's too excited playing with the guest.
8 months, 4 weeks ago
12 Years
2 People
11 months ago
9 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Cuddly, energetic, playful, always hungry, loves people, does not like many dogs, very mischievous ❤️🐶
1 year, 3 months ago
10 Years
2 People
lots of sleep
walking. he loves to wander but never goes far
Senior dog. A rescue. He is deaf so he has been neglected most of his life. Sad, but he is now being very spoiled. Lots of walks and dog parks. And I know its bad but he gets a lot of table scraps.
1 year, 6 months ago
6 Years
2 People
Chew Toys
Great breed of dog. Very selective hearing
1 year, 8 months ago
Book me a walkiee?
Sketch of smiling australian shepherd