If you’re looking for a pup with the playful and sweet nature of the Beagle and the gorgeous coat and intelligence of the Poodle, the Poogle is the perfect dog for you. These dogs are a cross between a Poodle and a Beagle, and they inherit the best from both parent breeds. They are incredibly loving and playful and have a gorgeous coat of soft, wavy fur that makes you want to pet them all day long. These dogs are a great fit for families with children and will make a great addition to any loving home!
Due to a lack of proper documentation, there is not much known about the origins of this adorable little pup. The Poogle probably existed as a result of accidental breeding long before intentional breeding efforts began. Nevertheless, we are thankful for whatever transpired to bring us this absolute darling of a dog. Hybrid dogs became all the rage in the 1980s, so it is likely that the Poogle originated around that time or later in the United States.
If there’s one thing Poogle loves, it is to spend time around its family. The Poogle is a highly affectionate and loving breed, getting along with almost all humans, regardless of their age. This makes them the perfect family pets. They can get incredibly protective of the people that they love, especially children. It is important to socialize them early in order to keep such protective behaviors from becoming too extreme. The Poogle also gets along well with other animals. However, they tend to chase after smaller animals like cats due to their high prey drive. Early socialization should help with this issue. They are also fairly energetic and love playtime. To get a good idea of the personality your Poogle will grow into, spend time around the Beagle and Poodle parents. The parents’ personalities are usually fairly good indicators of the kind of temperament your pup will grow up to have.
While there may be some variation in size due to the lack of set standards, an average Poogle will grow to be anywhere between 9 to 16 inches tall and weigh around 11 to 25 pounds.
The Poogle is a relatively healthy pup, especially when compared to its purebred parents. Usually, in mixed breeds, the gene pool is larger, so the resultant pups are afforded much more hybrid vigor. It is important to understand that if you get your puppy from a proper breeder, the parents are likely to be healthy, and so the puppy will not be prone to as many hereditary illnesses. It is incredibly important to ensure that the breeder shares the health clearances of both parent dogs. Schedule regular veterinary check-ups to ensure your Poogle is growing happily and healthily. Some issues that Poogles are likely to develop include dental issues, ear infections, and obesity.
The Poogle is high in energy, and they love a good play session. These dogs require a fair bit of exercise to stay feeling their absolute best. They will be happy to play a game of fetch with you or just run around in a fenced yard. Daily exercise is necessary for them, and if they are not allowed to release their pent-up energy, they may become destructive. The Poogle is a social pup and will enjoy play sessions with adults, children, and even other dogs. They are also incredibly intelligent, so mental stimulation is very important. Provide them with toys and trinkets to keep them satisfied. The Poogle is rather easy to train due to their smarts as well as their eagerness to please nature. Early socialization should work to ensure your pup has a well-rounded personality and prevent any behavioral issues from cropping up later.
Speak to a veterinarian to assess your Poogle’s exact nutritional needs when coming up with a feeding plan. Most Poogles do well on high-quality dry dog food.
The coat type of this breed can vary depending on which parent these pups take after. It can be either wavy or curly and is usually short in length but thick like the coat of a Poodle. These are generally low-shedding dogs.
When it comes to grooming, Poogles with longer hair generally requires more maintenance. An average Poogle will do well with weekly brushings to ensure that the coat stays smooth and free of tangles and matted fur. Bathe your Poogle only when necessary as excessive bathing can dry out their skin. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene through regular brushing to prevent buildup.
A Poogle puppy can cost anywhere between $500 to $600 on average.