WELL, after going into Puggle forums, we found out that not some, but the majority of the owners have pets that chew excessively, shed like crazy, aren't the friendliest with little kids, and love to howl. Unfortunately, it seems this hybrid inherited not only the cute looks, but all the bad traits of the parents. And obviously health issues are not all known on hybrids, so that scared me. Also, not all of them are cute, lol. So anyways, mixed breed (A.K.A. Mutt) are usually accidents, and hybrids are for a reason. Whether you agree with any of those reasons is another story. Oh, and for those who will yell and scream about keeping things pure, just remember, our Boxers didn't just walk off of Noah's Ark all by itself, along with all the other dogs in the Molosser group. Here is a little back story(and note the inbreeding):Puggles are sweet-tempered, playful, energetic, intelligent, social, and affectionate. A puggle is a great companion. They are also very curious dogs.
Puggles require low grooming maintenance. Daily walks or a nice size area to play is advised. They do need to get their exercise as they have energy.
Puggles do shed moderately. Their short hair and smaller size seem to help. It is advised to brush your puggle to remove excess hair.
Most puggles do bark like any other dog breed. Some are very quiet and don't bark much. Some young puppies bark when they are left alone in their crates.
Some Puggles do howl on occasion. They can inherit this trait from the beagle. They can do this when they get real excited.
A very few poodle-mix breeders claim they are breeding the mixes for the "hypoallergenic coat" (which is a whole gimmick in itself, since it's not dog hair to which people are allergic, but dander and saliva - which even hairless dogs have!) - ignoring completely the fact that there are already a large number of established non-shedding breeds like the Poodle (which comes in three sizes to fit any lifestyle ).Mixed breeds are accidents. Most hybrids are bred for a reason. Many poodle hybrids are bred for their hypo-allergenic traits?
Correct - and so they remain mixed breeds, whatever fancy label the producers wish to put on them.Also, it seems like many of these hybrids, need to be 1st gen. If continued to be bred, their characteristics change, so they could never be their "own" breed.
Some may, but most of the time the odds are against it. Dr. Padgett at MSU identified 102 genetic diseases in mixed-breed dogs - more than twice the number found in Poodles. Considering that most mixed-breed pups are not from tested parents, the odds of problems are greatly increased.You never know, some of them may have BETTER health
I'm not necessarily disagreeing with this, but honestly I can't think of any established purebreds which were not bred for a specific function....though admittedly for some of the toy breeds that function was companionship.And aesthetic reasons are why "some" of the current "pure"/registered breeds are with us too.
It's highly variable; around here, people are paying $1500+ for puggles and labradoodles.I am not so sure about money as the almighty factor. At least not for some hybrids in my area. The Puggles sell for half or less than the pure bred pugs, and about a 1/3 less than the beagles. And both are in good demand in my area.