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|Here is the Poogle at a Glance|
|Average height||9 to 16 inches|
|Average weight||11 to 25 pounds|
|Coat type||Short to long, thin to thick|
|Grooming Needs||Moderate to moderately high|
|Touchiness||Can be sensitive|
|Tolerant to Solitude?||Low|
|Tolerance to Heat||Very good|
|Tolerance to Cold||Moderate to good|
|Good Family Pet?||Excellent|
|Good with Children?||Very good to excellent|
|Good with other Dogs?||Very good with socialization|
|Good with other Pets?||Good with socialization|
|A roamer or Wanderer?||Very high|
|A Good Apartment Dweller?||Good with enough exercise|
|Good Pet for new Owner?||Good to very good|
|Trainability||Moderately easy to train|
|Exercise Needs||Fairly active|
|Tendency to get Fat||High|
|Major Health Concerns||Intervertebral Disk Disease, eye problems, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, beagle dwarfism, CBS, Patellar luxation, Addisons, bloat, Cushings, Von Willebrands|
|Other Health Concerns||Hip Dysplasia, skin problems|
|Life Span||10 to 13 years|
|Average new Puppy Price||$150 to $750|
|Average Annual Medical Expense||$460 to $550|
|Average Annual Non-Medical Expense||$675 to $750|
Where does the Poogle come from?
The Poogle is growing in popularity out of many different designer dogs as most of these mixed breeds are being called. Designer dogs tend to be deliberately bred mixed dogs using two purebreds. Many are given a blended name too. Some have been bred with some thought or purpose but most have not and it has caused a large problem with poor and disreputable breeders and puppy mills making money from this trend and having little care for their animals. Take care who you buy from if a designer dog is definitely the direction you are being drawn in.
Most Designer dogs have no origins to tell and the Poogle is one of them. We know she was created in the US and that it happened in the 1980s sometime but that is all. To determine more about the Poogle we can take a brief look at the parents to get a feel for them.
The Poodle is not French originally as most think, though it was in France where the breed was developed further. In fact it is believed he started out in Germany as a waterfowl hunter. His looks attracted the rich and he was bred to smaller size to become a companion ladies carried with them. He comes in three sizes, Standard, Miniature and Toy. Today he is known for his extreme intelligence, being easy to train and for his goofy and playfulness. He is always keen to please and makes a wonderful pet for anyone.
Beagle like dogs can be traced back to Roman times but the actual Beagle we know today cannot be traced back that far and actually his history is a little muddled. In the mid 1800s you can see the starting of the Beagle we know today when they were bred for their hunting skills. Today the Beagle has a gentle nature and will often make you laugh with their antics, but will also make you cry from their mischief! They are tricky things that are good at not listening or obeying you. He loves to follow a scent and is great with children – they get up their mischief together!
The Poogle is a great family dog who is affectionate, friendly and playful. She has a lot of energy and is very out-going happiest when she is out and about or getting attention from family. She is intelligent and eager to please. She is moderately easy to train and loves to show off when she has a few tricks learned. She does need early socialization and training since she likes to chase small animals. She is a great companion, she is loyal and she can be protective.
What does the Poogle look like
She is a small to medium sized dog weighing 11 to 25 pounds and measuring 9 to 16 inches tall. She has a rectangular shaped body and is longer than she is tall. She has a neck that is longer and a deep chest. Her head is very much like a Beagle’s. Her eyes are friendly and round, her ears are medium sized and droop over. Her coat can be thin like a Beagle or dense and wavy to curly like a Poodle’s. It is medium to long in length and common colors are white, gray, brown, black and tan.
Training and Exercise Needs
How active does the Poogle need to be?
The Poogle is fairly active so she needs owners who are committed to giving her the physical activity she needs each day. She can adapt to living in an apartment without a yard but access to one to play in is a bonus. She should be given two walks a day as well as some play time and some trips to a dog park. Include some mental stimulation in there as well to help stop her from becoming bored. Bored and under exercised dogs tend to act out.
Does he train quickly?
The Poogle is quite intelligent and likes to please her owner and those qualities are a good combination to smooth out the training. She is moderately easy to train and will respond best to positive methods. Reward her with treats and outings, stay patient and consistent and be firm but fair. Early socialization and training are important for her as she does like to chase smaller animals so this can help even out that prey drive she has. House training can be tougher and may take a bit longer.
Living with a Poogle
How much grooming is needed?
If she has long hair she will need more grooming as it will tangle more and it will need occasional clipping at a groomers. If she has shorter hair then it might only need brushing two or three times a week. She does not shed much at all which makes clean up after her a lot easier since not much is needed! She can be hypoallergenic but visit her before buying to test that. Bathe her just when she is really needing it using a dog shampoo. Check her ears once a week for infection and wipe them clean. You can use a dog ear cleaning solution or just water with a cotton ball or cloth. Brush her teeth at least twice a week and then her nails will need clipping should they get too long. Take care as her nails have nerves and blood vessels in them when ours do not. This means if you cut too far down it will cause pain and bleeding. Get yourself taught on how to do it or have the groomers take care of it.
What is she like with children and other animals?
She is great with children and will play with them, be affectionate and protective of them. She has a strong prey drive from her Beagle parent so she likes to chase other pets or small animals. Early socialization and training can help with this. She usually gets on well with other dogs.
She is an occasional barker and can sometimes bay like a Beagle. She is alert and makes a good watchdog. She will need ¾ to 1 1/2 dry dog food of good quality each day. The amount should be divided into two meals at least.
Buying from a trustworthy breeder is the best way to raise your odds on having a healthy dog. Ask to see parent clearances as well as for the puppy. There is a chance your puppy could be more at risk of certain conditions because her parents are so they include Intervertebral Disk Disease, eye problems, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, beagle dwarfism, CBS, Patellar luxation, Addisons, bloat, Cushings, Von Willebrands, Hip Dysplasia and skin problems.
Costs involved in owning a Poogle
A Poogle will cost between $150 to $750 and will also have other initial costs covering things like a crate, carrier, chipping, spaying, deworming, shots, blood tests, collar and leash. This will be between $455 to $500. Yearly costs for basic medical needs like check ups, vaccinations, flea prevention and pet insurance will come to between $460 to $550. Yearly non medical costs for basics like food, treats, toys, license, grooming and training comes to $675 to $750.
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The Poogle is a great companion and a good option for most people. She is not just a lap dog though, she will have a lot of energy and be quite a lively dog to own so needs owners happy to be out and about a couple of times a day. You will also need to have time for her. She will be loving and loyal to you and apart from her tendency to chase smaller animals will not be a difficult dog to care for and love.
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Nicole is the proud mom of Baby, a Burmese cat and Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway. A Canadian expat, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. She has a strong love for all animals of all shapes and sizes (and particularly loves a good interspecies friendship) and wants to share her animal knowledge and other experts’ knowledge with pet lovers across the globe.
- Where does the Poogle come from?
- What does the Poogle look like
- Training and Exercise Needs
- Living with a Poogle
- Health Concerns
- Costs involved in owning a Poogle
- Popular Beagle Mixes