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The Puggle is one of the many designer crossbreeds that has become popular in the US and is slowly growing in popularity around the world. The breeds that make up the Puggle are two fun-loving canines, the Pug and the Beagle. With such adorable parents, the Puggle is bound to inherit some of their good looks and traits.

However, when it comes to Puggle dogs, there are plenty of varieties in size, shape and colours, depending on how they’ve been bred. The Puggle can be a first cross (with one Beagle and one Pug parent), they can be bred back to one of the original breeds or be two Puggles bred together.


The usual height of a Puggle varies widely depending on the parents, but it can be up to 40cm. Beagle - 33-40cm. Pug - another breed classified by weight and not height 6.3-8kgs.
The colours of a Puggle vary as well as they’re a mixture of the two parents and their extremely diverse coat colours. Beagle: Tricolour; blue, white and tan; white and tan; badger pied; hare pied; lemon pied; lemon and white; red and white; tan and white; black and white; and white. Pug: Silver, apricot, fawn or black
UK Kennel Club Groups
Toy (Pug) and Hound (Beagle)
The need-to-know
  • Dog suitable for owners with some experience
  • Extra training required
  • Need to be aware of potential health issues
  • Enjoys active walks
  • Enjoys one to two hours of walking a day
  • Small dog
  • Some drool
  • Requires grooming every other day
  • Chatty and vocal dog
  • Barks and alerts to visitors/anything unusual
  • Generally friendly with other dogs
  • Gets along with other pets with training
  • May need additional supervision to live with children
  • Needs a small garden
  • Can happily live in the city
  • Can be left occasionally with training
Generally healthy breed

There is often a degree of variation in the health conditions and issues that crossbreeds are predisposed to. This is because some individuals retain more of the characteristics of one breed over the other. 
The Puggle crossbreed is likely to have fewer respiratory concerns than a Pug as the cross with a Beagle means there is less shortening of the muzzle and potentially larger nostrils.

For more information on the health problems that may affect this crossbreed, visit the Pug and Beagle breed pages.


Like most crossbreeds, the personality of a Puggle depends on the parents and how they have been bred and reared. But both parents are affectionate, cheerful, friendly dogs, traits that the Puggle puppy will no doubt choose from.

The Beagle is a happy, easy-going dog who is full of life and fun to be around. Beagles are good natured and, as they were bred to be pack animals, will get along with most other dogs. They love children but need to be exposed to cats at an early age in order to develop good relationships with them. However, they and may never be safe with strange cats or small furries. The Beagle is a good watchdog, barking at anything unusual, although once the burglar is indoors, the Beagle may prefer a game with him!

The Pug is a charming, good-tempered toy dog who makes a happy, sociable companion as he is friendly with both owners and strangers. He is playful and funny, good with other dogs and animals and, while pocket-sized, still robust enough to cope with family life. These little dogs have big personalities, and this charming, good tempered, funny dog is beloved of old and young alike. He can be calm and quiet but he can also have his mischievous, clownish moments. A super companion if you can offer him the time he needs. He does not like to be separated from his loved ones for too long.

The personality of a Puggle seems to be more consistent when they are first crosses (F1). As a line is successively bred, they can be either bred back to one of the original breeds (and so strengthen either the Beagle or the Pug personalities) or be bred to another Puggle - in which case there is less predictability in temperament (and in-breeding becomes more of a potential issue).

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Did You Know?

Puggles are known to be skilled escape artists. This is why owners are advised to make sure their surroundings, especially gardens, are secure before welcoming a Puggle in the home.

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