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Weight: 6-16 lbs.
Energy Level: Moderate
The Peagle is found in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 12-14 years
The Peagle is a hybrid breed of the Pekingese and the Beagle. When it comes to health issues, it is important to look at both of the puppy’s parents to determine what conditions exist for those breeds.
The Peagle has quite a few health concerns that you need to be aware of and keep an eye out for. Some of those conditions include eye problems, patellar luxation, cleft palate, hydrocephalus, intervertebral disk disease, hypothyroidism, hip dysplasia, heart problems, and fold dermatitis.
It is not uncommon for your Peagle to have eye conditions that arise over time. These conditions can range from a simple eye infection to cataracts or even blindness. It is important to monitor the health of your puppy and as he or she progresses throughout adulthood. If you notice any issues, you should report them immediately to your veterinarian.
Patellar luxation is more common in female dogs and can occur at any point in time. Commonly referred to as knee dislocation, you will find that your puppy loses some of the movement in his or her limbs when a dislocation happens.
Cleft palate is a common condition that occurs in the Peagle and may happen to your puppy too. This is a serious condition because if your puppy has the condition, he or she can pass away if not bottle fed. Cleft palate is known as an opening that occurs between the nose and the mouth. This opening is not normal and is considered a birth defect when it occurs.
Hydrocephalous is also referred to as water on the brain and happens when there is a collection of fluid on the brain of your pup. This fluid places additional pressure on your dog’s brain and can lead to odd behavior.
Another condition that can occur with your Peagle is intervertebral disc disease, which happens when discs in the spinal column function incorrectly and material is expelled throughout. This can cause paralysis, nerve damage, and even pain.
Hypothyroidism can occur in your Peagle and this can lead to problems with your dog gaining weight or it can cause your dog to become obese. This condition exists when there is a problem with your Peagle’s thyroid and can be corrected with diet and medication.
Hip dysplasia is not an uncommon condition and is a risk in many different breeds. The Peagle is not free from this condition and it occurs when the hip joint is deformed or the joint does not fit correctly in the socket. This is a painful condition and can cause your pup to have trouble laying down from a standing position and getting up from a laying position.
Lastly, your Peagle may suffer from fold dermatitis. This happens when the skin folds on your pet are not properly cleaned or kept dry. Irritation, redness, and a foul odor may come from this area. This condition is often treated with medication from your veterinarian.
Temperament & Train-ability
The Peagle is considered to be an affectionate dog who is very intelligent and thrives on human contact. You will find that this breed loves to play and have fun. You can throw him or her a ball and even get on the floor for a game of tug-of-war.
Your puppy will be energetic in your home, but will not be too overwhelmingly active. He or she needs at least one 30-minute walk throughout the day. This breed is excellent for seniors and apartment or condo living.
One thing that you need to pay attention to is that your Peagle will be very curious and will often result in him or her getting into something that he or she should not. You will need to keep cupboards locked and may need to fence off areas in which you do not want your Peagle to go.
Once your Peagle winds down for the day, you will find him or her in your lap cuddling and looking for love. This breed is not a watch dog and should not be looked to as one. In fact, your puppy will likely greet those that you bring into your home without any hesitation.
Your Peagle is considered easy to train, but may show a slight stubborn streak now and again. This breed responds well to praise and positive reinforcement, so have some treats ready. You want to be firm and consistent without being too stern, as this will cause your puppy to ignore you.
The Peagle has quite a few grooming needs and also sheds a great amount, so it is not recommended for those who do not want to find the occasional hair by your drink or food.
This breed needs to be brushed once per day to help keep his or her hair soft, shiny, and to keep the loose hairs away.
You should give your pup a bath once every month or so, but make sure to choose a dog shampoo for sensitive skin, so as not to irritate the skin or strip the oils from his or her skin.
Your Peagle only needs to eat between 1/2 cup and 1 cup of food per day. This is not a very active breed, so you do not need to purchase food that is high in protein, but you should focus on a more balanced diet.
When choosing the brand of dry kibble for your Peagle, look for food that is high in nutrients and offers the proper vitamins for your pup. You should focus on whole, natural foods and less on wet foods.
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Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking
Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Peagle is a good option for apartment living, families, and seniors. This breed sheds a lot, but does not need more than an occasional bath and brush once per day. Your Peagle will play with you and show you a lot of love. This breed ranks a 2.
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