All About the Pug Beagle Mix aka the Puggle

PuggleThe Puggle is a mixed breed between two sweet-looking dogs; the Pug and the Beagle. This is a popular mixed breed dog due to its cute appearance and its fun-loving persona.

This dog is one of the calmest mixed breed dogs, and it gets along with dogs and other animals and children, which is why this animal makes a great family pet.

This designer mix-breed dog has distinctive features from both its parents. Just like its Pug parent, it has wrinkles, however, it has a longer muzzle, and it usually takes the tail and the ears of its Beagle parent.

Its look that is similar to that of a miniature Mastiff made it a popular family dog ever since it was first bred in the ’90s.

This is an easy dog to keep as it is not very active, and most of the time, it is happy to lie in its spot at home.

Pug Beagle Mix History

There are not many mixed breeds that actually have a history, but the Puggle certainly does. The very first Puggle was created in the 1980s, and Wallace Havens is credited with their creation.

While before he produced the first intentional litter, other litters seen before or around that time were due to accidental breeding.

Since the 1980s, more and more Puggles started showing up and gaining in popularity. Keep reading on to learn more about the history of the parent breeds.


The Pug has a very long line of history dating as far back as the 16th century. Pugs were first seen in Tibet, where they lived among Buddhists in the monasteries.

Somehow the Emperor of China got a hold of the Pug breed and absolutely loved it. These dogs sat on the laps of the royals.

Eventually, The dog breed was taken by the British soldiers in the late 1800s. The breed became very popular all across Europe. As all things do, the dog breed came to America, where it was accepted into the American Kennel Club in 1885.

You can find the Pug breed anywhere today. Many people adore the breed so much thee there is even a festival event in different states dedicated to the breed.


The Beagle also has a very long history as a breed very close to the Beagle has been depicted in Greek documents as early as 400 B.C.

Even in the early 1000s, the Beagle was used for hunting small animals in England. The more modern look of the Beagle that we see today was refined and developed in the 1800s.

Still being used to aid hunters and catch smaller game. When the Beagle came to America it was both a companion animal and a hunting dog.

The Beagle still has a big following today with a lot of Beagle lovers. This dog breed was accepted into the AKC in 1885.

Puggle Puppy Sleeping

Puggle Appearance

The head of your Puggle will look a lot like the Pug, and the long body will look a lot like the Beagle parent. Puggles take on the smushed in face that is a trait from the Pug parent.

The eyes of this mix won’t bulge out as much as the purebred Pug breed. Puggles do have folds and wrinkles on their face, much like the Pug parent so make sure you clean the fold regularly; that way, it won’t get infected.

The rest of the mix’s looks are up to luck depending on which trait your puppy takes from which parent.

Pug Beagle Mix Coat

The Puggle dog has a double coat that is short and smooth. Its undercoat tends to be shorter and denser than the topcoat which is slightly longer.

Depending on its parentage will depend on its coat color, and it comes in a range of standard colors and a few more interesting ones such as red, tan, fawn, black, parti-color, or even lemon.

It is not uncommon for a Puggle to have a black face mask with a different colored coat as well.

What Colors Do They Come In?

Here are a variety of the colors that your new Puggle puppy might come in:

  • Black
  • Fawn
  • Red
  • White
  • Tan
  • Brown
  • Tri-Colored

Your Puggle will have the traditional black nose and brown eyes.

Puggle SizePuggle

The average Puggle measures 13-15 inches in height and weighs between 14-30 pounds.

However, there is the toy variation as well, which approximately measures 13 inches or less in height and weighs anywhere between 8-17 pounds.

A male Puggle will weigh between 15 to 30 pounds and span 8 to 15 inches.

A female can weigh about the same or slightly less at 14 to 29 pounds and 7 to 14 inches in length.

Puggle Health Problems

There is less chance of your Puggle getting sick due to its mixed-breed status; however, it is possible for them to inherit genetic health problems from their parents.

A Puggle is less inclined to suffer from respiratory problems like a standard Pug due to it inheriting a longer nose from its Beagle parent.

The most common genetic health problem a Puggle could have is hip dysplasia. If you notice any signs of lameness or discomfort with the dog’s rear legs, it is a good idea to get it checked out at the vet.

Another health problem of the Puggle could be hypothyroidism which could cause obesity, infertility, and lack of energy if not treated.

Hypothyroidism in a dog cannot be cured, but it can be treated with the continued use of medicine.

Ensure your dog comes from a reputable breeder who does not start breeding its dogs until they have reached their full maturity.

Life Expectancy of a Pug Beagle Mix

Pugs and Beagles can both live a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years. Usually, mixed dog breeds tend to live longer than the purebred parents.

When you mix two dog breeds together, it breeds out any inherited medical conditions.

It really will all depend on your dog. If you are ever in doubt, contact your veterinarian to see how your dog is feeling.

Puggle Temperament

The Puggle is generally a sweet dog that can easily adapt and fit into routine family life. It is friendly and excellent with children, and due to its playful nature, it likes to spend a lot of time with people.

It is a dog that loves attention, and if it is not shown regular love, it could begin to get into mischief and cause a few behavioral problems.

Typical behavioral problems of the Puggle, if it is bored, can include barking, whimpering, howling, wandering, and/or digging.

Pug Beagle Mix Exercise

If you exercise your dog enough, they will not become unruly. Walk your Puggle a few times a day for approximately 20 minutes.

They enjoy playtime a lot, and if you play with them enough, this could suffice as one exercise session.

Just like its parent Beagle, the Puggle has the tendency to ignore commands from its master, especially when the dog has picked up the scent of another dog or something equally as interesting.

Puggle Grooming

Both the Puggle’s parents shed their hair, which is why it important to brush your dog often to get rid of any of its excess hair. Do not over-bathe your dog and wash only when necessary.

Because the Puggle often has folds in its skin, be sure to wash between the folds to keep it free of dirt and moisture to avoid any kind of infection or unpleasant smells.

Look inside of your dog’s ear too because this mixed breed can get ear infections easily. Thoroughly clean the ear, and if it looks red or smells weird, it could be infected.

It is a good idea to check the eyes of your Puggle on a regular basis to make sure that they are clean and free of any dirt, irritation, or discharge.

Because Puggles like to play and can have that stubborn streak, so it is always a good idea to start grooming your dog when they are a puppy, so they get used to the process.

When bathing your Pug Beagle mix, it is important that you use a shampoo that won’t irritate the skin. The Pug parent can be very sensitive to different products, so you want to choose one of the best shampoos and conditioners that won’t make your dog itchy.

While grooming it, touch its paws often, so they become accustomed to it because dogs, especially Puggles, can be sensitive when it comes to their feet – this will also make it easier for any veterinarian visits in the future.

Pug Beagle Mix Feeding

Feeding requirements for your Puggle will all depend on the size of your dog breed. If your Puggle weighs more on the smaller side, it will not need as much food as a bigger one.

You should feed your dog between 1 and 1/2 cups to 2 cups of high-quality dog food per day. Do not feed the full amount of food to your Pug Beagle mix. Make sure you break the food up into multiple meals throughout the day.

Make sure you purchase a kibble that is perfect for small breeds and their tiny mouths.

I actually have an entire article about the best food for Pugs; since the Pug is one of the parents of this breed, the nutrition your Puggle needs is similar.

This mix will eat and eat and eat if you are not careful. It is crucial that you do not overfeed your dog otherwise, it will become overweight.

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Puggle Training

Although Puggles are usually highly intelligent dogs, they can also be very stubborn which often makes it difficult to train them.

When training them, it is recommended to use positive reinforcement methods such as offering them dog food treats, playtime, and of course, praise.

Puggle Suitability and Living Conditions

Puggles love people, and this is why they are not suitable to be an outside dog; they need to live indoors with their family.

As long as the Puggle is kept as an indoor pet and gets the recommended exercise, they’ll adapt to all kinds of living environments, including living in an apartment.

Pug Beagle Mix

Pug Beagle Mix Puppies

The Puggle rose to popularity through the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. The mixed breed is still very popular today with more and more breeders breeding this mix. I have an entire article on where you can find Puggle puppies for sale by breeders.

Different breeders charge different prices depending on the quality of the kennel, reputation, and pedigree of the purebred parents.

You should expect to pay in a range of $700 to $2,000 for your new Pug Beagle mix puppy.

Like I said above, some breeders may even charge more than this expected range.

Take your time choosing a breeder. Some breeders have very long waiting lists that can take over a year to get to the end of it.

You have plenty of time to shop around for the best breeder to get the best dog for you.

Pug Beagle Mix Litter Size

A female Pug can have between four to six puppies in a litter. A female Beagle can have six puppies in a single litter.

Based on that information, I would say your Pug Beagle mix can have between four and six puppies in a litter.

This will truly depend on just how big the female dog is.

Close relatives of the Puggle

Below you will find some dog breeds that are very similar to the Puggle with looks as well as personality.

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