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Weight: 10-25 lbs.
Energy Level: High
The Poogle is found in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 10-13 years
The Poogle is a hybrid breed that is often made up of 50% Beagle and 50% Poodle; however, the percentages can sometimes differ from 50/50. Since this is a hybrid breed, health problems can stem from both sides of the gene pool and your pup may inherit any of the conditions that either breed faces.
Some of the diseases you need to keep your eye out for include epilepsy, Intervertebral Disk Disease, hypothyroidism, eye problems, patellar luxation, Beagle dwarfism, and bloat.
Epilepsy is a common condition found in the Poogle and is often caused by an environmental factor, but it is not uncommon for the condition to be hereditary. Seizures in your pup can be scary and may need medical intervention depending on how violent they are.
Intervertebral Disk Disease is characterized by herniated discs that press into the space between the spinal cords in dogs. The discs often press on the nerves, which causes pan and sometimes paralysis.
Hypothyroidism is another condition that may be present in your Poogle and this disease causes a variety of symptoms. The most common symptoms are either a dog who is obese and gains a lot of weight or a pup who is unable to gain weight at all. This condition can lead to skin problems and even hair loss.
Eye problems can also exist in your Poogle. The ones to watch out for include Progressive Retinal Atrophy, which can cause your dog to go blind. Also, cataracts can develop in older Poogles, which may eventually leave them blind as well.
Patellar luxation is a condition in which the kneecap is dislocated on your dog. It can frequently happen, especially if your dog steps on something incorrectly. This condition is more prevalent in females than in males.
Beagle dwarfism is a condition in which your Poogle may be too small in size and suffer from dwarfism. This condition can lead to a variety of health problems. Commonly, this condition is noticeable right away as your pup will appear smaller than he or she should be.
Lastly, your Poogle can suffer from bloat, which is a dangerous condition that needs to be handled immediately or it can be fatal. Bloat occurs when too much gas is trapped in the stomach. The stomach will expand and place too much pressure on other organs that are nearby.
Temperament & Train-ability
The Poogle is often described as a dog who is loving, playful, and friendly. While this breed has some pleasant terms to describe it, there is no record of origin for the breed – no one really knows when this dog was first bred.
This designer dog makes a great family pet because he or she is friendly and loves to play. You do not have to worry about any aggression and this breed is tolerant of children and other pets in the home.
The Poogle has a lot of energy and will continue to play as long as he or she is stimulated. It is not a good idea to leave him or her alone for extended periods of time as this breed may become destructive. While this breed is playful and full of energy, you do not need a large yard, and apartment living is completely fine for the Poogle.
As with other similar breeds, the Poogle loves to receive attention as well as positive reinforecement from his or her owners and thrives off of both of these things.
The Poogle is moderately easy to train and will listen to commands and obey, but a firm voice and consistency is a must. This breed does not train well when an authoritative or negative association is made, so it is essential that you remain happy and positive.
Early socialization of your Poogle is critical and will allow him or her to get the stimulation needed to ward off any aggression towards other animals and strangers. While your Poogle will train to duplicate commands easily, house training is considered rather difficult and does take more time.
The type of grooming that is required will depend on whether you have a long hair or short hair Poogle. A long hair Poogle will need you to brush his or her hair once a day to keep the tangles out. A short hair Poogle will only need a brush two to three times a week.
You should bathe your Poogle when he or she smells or at least once a month. When you do bathe your dog, check his or her ears and clean them gently with a cotton ball and warm water.
Your Poogle’s nails will grow over time, so a nail trim is in order at least once a month or when the nails start to get long. A dog whose nails are too long will break or split and this can be quite painful.
Your Poogle should eat anywhere from 3/4 cup to 1.5 cups of dog food per day, divided up into a meal in the morning and one at night. This breed is active and needs a food that is suited for his or her energy level and size.
You should choose a high quality food that is made with wholesome ingredients and not by-products or chemicals. As you search for the right food, look for ingredients that contain real meat, vegetables, rice, and similar.
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A Poogle puppy will cost you anywhere between $200 and $800 to purchase depending on the sex of the dog and the breeder you choose to work with. It is not uncommon to pay more for a female puppy.
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 Poogle is considered to be a designer dog and makes a great family pet. This breed can be difficult to train and is very active, which means it will need stimulation throughout the day. This breed ranks a 3.
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