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An adult puggle
Foundation stockBeagle & Pug
Coat Smooth, short haired
Color Shades of tan, red, black, lemon or white
Dog (domestic dog)

A puggle is a dog crossbred from a Pug and a Beagle. The breed originated in the 1990s in the United States.[1][2]


The puggle originated from accidental matings. The first planned cross between a pug and a beagle took place in Oklahoma in the 1990s.[2] The portmanteau "puggle" started appearing in 2002.[3] The puggle has subsequently become a popular designer dog crossbreeds in the United States, where it has attracted a number of celebrity owners. The puggle was named the "Hottest Dog of 2005" and in 2006, puggle sales accounted for more than 50% of all crossbreed dog sales in that country.[2][4][5]



Puggles, being "designer dogs", can often vary in appearance, but usually have the wrinkled forehead, black mask, and curled tail of the Pug.[2][5]


The puggle is less likely to inherit the energy, scent drive, and howl of the beagle, but because of the unpredictable nature of crossing two established breeds, puggles may still inherit the behaviour of either breed and health issues belonging to either breed.[2][6]


The puggle usually has a snout longer than the Pug which reduces breathing problems and other health issues.[2] Issues common in puggles include eye diseases, luxating patella, hip dysplasia, and Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease.[2] Prolapsed nictitating membrane gland is also common in puggles despite not being prevalent in either Pugs or Beagles.[7]


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  1. ^ Oxford University Press (2019). "Puggle". Oxford Dictionary. Lexico.com. Archived from the original on 29 June 2020. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Woolf, Norma Bennet (2007). Hot dogs: fourteen of the top designer dogs. Hauppauge, New York: B.E.S. Publishing. pp. 98–101. ISBN 978-0-7641-3512-5.
  3. ^ "Puggle Etymology". Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University. Retrieved 2 January 2024.
  4. ^ Mooallem, Jon (4 February 2007), "The Modern Kennel Conundrum", The New York Times Magazine, retrieved 29 June 2020
  5. ^ a b DK Publishing (2013). The dog encyclopedia: the definitive visual guide. New York: Dorling Kindersley Limited. p. 297. ISBN 978-1-4654-0844-0.
  6. ^ Flaim, Denise (1 November 2007), "Designer dogs: The huggable, trouble-full, dumpable puggle", The Seattle Times, Frank Blethen, retrieved 29 June 2020
  7. ^ O'Neill DG, Yin Y, Tetas Pont R, Brodbelt DC, Church DB, Pegram C; et al. (2022). "Breed and conformational predispositions for prolapsed nictitating membrane gland (PNMG) in dogs in the UK: A VetCompass study". PLOS ONE. 17 (1): e0260538. Bibcode:2022PLoSO..1760538O. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0260538. PMC 8791520. PMID 35081121.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)