The Pug and Poodle hybrid is commonly called the Pugapoo. Depending on the parents in the cross is, the Pugapoo puppies can either be a first generation mix, or a multi generation mix. Purebred parents in the cross will result in a first generation Pugapoo pup, while non pure bred parents will create a multi generation Pugapoo pup. Before buying a Pugapoo pup, it is important to know the parental history of the breeds used in the cross. Knowing who the dominant partner in the mix is can help in determining the characteristics of the resultant Pugapoo puppy.
Curly coated, the lengths of the hair varies from Pugapoo to Pugapoo. Ranging from medium to long hair, Pugapoo puppies for sale are available in a variety of colors. Common colors are orange, gray, fawn and black. Pugapoos are most abundantly covered on their legs, face, tails, and the crown. Their limbs are muscular, with the front limbs being straight, and the rear limbs being slightly angular. Most prominent features on the face are the, usually dark colored, eyes and nose. Typically, the eyes are dark brown and the nose is black.
A mature Pugapoo stands anywhere between 6 to 14 inches tall and weighs about 8 to 18 pounds. Average life expectancy is 10 to 12 years.
An adorable and lively dog, the Pugapoo is affectionate, intelligent and friendly. They make amazing house pets for homes with children, and their social disposition makes them gel well with other pets as well. They also make good companions for senior citizens and retirees. A social and family oriented dog, the Pugapoo doesn’t take being left alone well. They like being around other people, or animals, and should not be left alone for long periods of time. They are smart and intelligent, which makes them easy to train. They learn commands and tricks easily, and their eager to please their master nature makes them follow them as they grow up. Playful and entertaining, they love to be the centre of attention of their owners and will willingly follow orders and be well mannered to keep their owners happy. Taking after the Poodle parent, they will do trick and antics to entertain their owner. Pugapoos can sometimes be stubborn. Training and socializing from an early age can help in molding their behavior. They can also have a tendency to bark, if they take after the Poodle parent. This can be molded when training and they can be trained to not bark without provocation.
Pug and Poodle Mix Maintenance:
Grooming depends on the type of the coat the Pugapoo has. Curly coated Pugapoos shed a lot and their coats need to be groomed regular, sometimes as often as 4 to 6 weeks. If not brushed and clipped regularly, their curly coats can get tangled beyond untangling, and can cause their coats to look unkempt. Tangling can also cause painful skin rashes at the hair root. If the mix pup takes after the Pug parent, their coats will be short and will hence, not require too much care. Regular brushing and combing will keep them clean. In both cases, occasional baths with subtle puppy shampoo are a must. Also, their ears need to be cleaned regularly to keep them clean and dry and free of infection. Nails should be trimmed and special attention should be paid to keeping their teeth clean and brushed. Regular vet checks and shots are important to monitor health and catch early signs of diseases.
Since the dog is a lively breed, they need regular physical exercise to keep them from getting restless and irritated. This can be done in the form of walks or jogs, or activities and games to keep them occupied.
PugaPoo Health issues:
The Pugapoo is a hybrid dog and hence, can either be highly prone, or less prone to the diseases that its parents are prone to. These include: Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, luxating patellas, dental problems, collapsing trachea, neurological problems like Pug Dog Encephalitis, thyroid and hormonal disorders including Cushing’s Syndrome and Addison’s Disease, skin rashes, liver problems and numerous hereditary eye problems.
Ideal Living conditions for a PugaPoo:
The Pugapoo is best suited for homes with children and can easily adapt to small homes and apartments.
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