Puggle

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.

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‚Äôs 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.

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