Puggle Resource



Puggles are a hybrid of a Pug and a Beagle. They have a similar structure to the Beagle with longer legs, tails, ears and noses, but maintain the wrinkles and slightly smooshed nose look of the Pug. Their short coats require little grooming and maintenance, but their short hairs do shed.

Puggles do not require a lot of space and can live comfortably in any size home as long as they get daily walks. Lovable and cuddly like a Pug, they also have the energy, curiousity and voice of a Beagle. They do like to make themselves heard and their noses may encourage them to wander away. They should always be kept on leash or in a secured yard.

Intelligent, but stubborn, Puggles may provide some training challenges (as do Pugs and Beagles) but can be trained with encouragement and consistency. They generally get a long great with people and kids and make lively family pets.

  • Prancin’ proud, with a wiggle to his jiggle
  • Gentle
  • Companionable
Do you and the Puggle match up?

Terrific for a person who:

  • Can’t decide between the sweet companion traits of the Pug and the spirit of the (what shall I chase!) Beagle.
  • Knows the Pug and the Beagle well enough to answer everyone’s puzzling “What’s a Puggle?” question.
  • Treasures the idea of a medium-sized dog with a unique look and spirit.
Think twice if you’re a person who:
  • Prefers 100% serious dogs with a “get the job done” chi.
  • Plans on extensive Dog-Joins-Me hikes, even in the heat of summer.
  • Wants a dog that will vie for Top Dog designation in any sport, situation, or activity.
The Inside Scoop

Wallace Havens is credited with breeding the first Puggle and coining the phrase “Puggle” in the 1980’s. A Puggle is a cross between a Beagle and Pug. The Pug is an ancient breed with an esteemed history that includes monks, emperors, and royalty. The Beagle is a centuries-old hunting breed, renowned for his skills chasing rabbits in 18th century Britain. Unlike some other “designer” breeds, Puggles weren’t crossed to suit allergy sufferers.  In fact, the Pug, Beagle, and Puggle all do shed moderately. Instead, Puggles were bred for families wanting a new, distinctive companion breed. Puggles can be second generation (both parents are Puggles), or first generation (a purebred Pug bred to a purebred Beagle).

Puggles need daily exercise. They won’t likely view strangers as possible threats; most Puggles greet newcomers with gusto. The breed typically adores his family members, although supervision around small children is always prudent. Most Puggles tolerate family pets well, although his

Beagle heritage may lead him to an (unrequested!) game of chase with the family cat.

Care and maintenance of the Puggle:  Puggles have a smooth, moderately-shedding coat that requires occasional baths and weekly brushing. The breed may not tolerate heat given his Pug heritage (short nosed breeds are heat-sensitive)

Breed Details

Country of Origin:
Large Dog Breed
Fawn and tan, often with a black mask. They can range in colors and patterns.

Short hair that is smooth and straight.

Life Expectancy:
11 to 15 years
AKC Group:
Hybrid Group
UKC Group:
10 to 15 inches at the shoulder
15 to 30 pounds