The dog, over centuries, has become a staple in the life of humankind.
Generations of breeding have resulted in the dog becoming the perfect companion for human, and the ideal pet to support you throughout all walks of life.
A dog provides the love, care, and friendship that no ever pet can match.
This is why bringing a dog into your everyday life is such a tremendous commitment. It is a lot of work and requires the altering of your day-to-day activities, but it will be more than worth it.
These dogs feel and think as you do, so it is essential to accommodate them like you would any other friend. A happy dog equals a happy life.
The Poogle is a fairly new cross breed and therefore doesn’t have a huge slew of history behind it. It originated in the United States during the 80s and is the cross breed of a Beagle and a Poodle.
The Beagle originated in England during the 1800s. It was used mainly as a rabbit hunting dog and was shipped over to the United States for that same purpose.
It is regarded as one of the most popular dog breeds today.
The Poodle had origins that date all the way back to ancient Egypt but was popularized during the 1800s in Germany and France as duck hunting dogs.
Today, they are an acclaimed companion dog and one of the most popular types of dogs to crossbreed.
The Poogle as a result of these two breeds has the keen instincts of a hunter but makes for a great companion.
In this guide, I will go through the size, life expectancy, costs and other need to know details of the Poogle, to prepare you for adoption.
If this unique combination canine sounds like the dog for you, scroll on down to find out more.
Poogle: Before You Buy
There’s a lot of thought and organization that goes into getting a dog. You need to assess what you can provide for the dog, as well as what the dog needs to be happy and healthy.
It is a somewhat stressful process but is completely worth it for the sake of the companionship between man and dog.
You will need to assess the amount of space you have in your household. The Poogle is not the largest of dogs, therefore could get comfy in an apartment provided you have an allocated space.
You will also need to assess your daily schedule, whether it be work, school or other activities that require you to be away from home.
If you have family members that are at home frequently, this isn’t too big of a deal.
However, the dog will need socialization from its family, and if you are living alone, you will need to become flexible in making sure your dog assimilates.
You will also need to decide on gender, color and your preferences on your dog is spayed/neutered.
How much does a Poogle cost?
Cost is a huge determining factor for first-time dog owners. The price tag attached to a puppy can conclude what breed and size you get, or whether you get a dog at all.
Luckily, the Poogle is on the more cost-effective side when in comparison to its designer counterparts. A Poogle is going to cost you roughly $500-$600 from a reputable breeder.
This is considerably cheaper than the $1000+ price of a Poodle and the $2000+ price point of a Beagle.
If you’re owner wanting the traits of a Poodle and a Beagle and don’t want to stretch your budget too much, the Poogle is a great dog for you.
How do I find a reputable breeder?
Buying from a breeder is risky. There’s a slew of breeders out there, and it can be hard to determine who is ethical and who is not.
The actions of a breeder don’t affect them, but the puppy you are looking to buy.
Luckily, there are some things that you can analyze to determine whether or not this breeder is professional. These things include:
- The cleanliness, spaciousness, and hygiene of the environment in which the dogs are kept.
- The socialization and attention in which the breeder gives to the dogs.
- The knowledge the breeder has on the crossbreed, as well as its parent breeds.
- The emphasis on assistance when you ask questions.
Three little-known facts about the Poogle
- The Poogle is known to be Hypoallergenic, meaning it rarely needs to shed and is suitable for those with allergies.
- Much like its Poodle parent breed, the Poogle loves to go for a swim.
- The Poogle is one of the rare dog breeds that can have a brown nose instead of black.
The Physical Traits of the Poogle
Due to the Poogle being a combination breed, it can resemble either that of a Poodle, Beagle or the perfect mix of the two.
There’s no way we can be certain on how each particular puppy looks, as it depends on the gene pool.
The Poogle tends to have a medium length coat that ranges shades of black, brown, white, red, grey or silver.
It has a robust and sturdy body with long legs to support its elegant posture.
Despite its happy look, it has somewhat of a sad expression, with droopy brown eyes and ears that flop over its head like a fringe. Its tail is curled and short.
How big is a full-grown Poogle?
The Poogle is known to be a relatively small dog, growing to around 16 inches long, with 6 inches being the bare minimum.
This means that it falls into the toy dog territory, but also borderlines on the sizes of medium breeds.
In comparison, the miniature Poodle stands around 10-15 inches tall, and the Beagle grows to around 16 inches in length.
Weight wise, the Poogle can grow up to 25 pounds, which is a bit heavy to carry around all the time, but perfect to have on your lap on a cold night.
Because it tends to be an enthusiastic dog, watch it around babies and toddlers during play time.
What is the life expectancy of the Poogle?
The life expectancy of the Poogle tends to be lower than similar breeds of the same size.
It is expected only to live 10-13 years, which is smaller than the 10-15 years of a Poodle, and the 12-15 years of a Beagle.
In the end, life expectancy does boil down to the physical and mental health of the dog, and an increase or decrease depending on its status.
Because of this, it is important to keep an eye out for any possible symptoms of illness.
Temperament, Personality and the Behavioural traits of the Poogle
‘The Poogle is known to be a friendly dog, but it is also very intelligent.
This can result in stubbornness during training, which can be resolved by discipline and obedience trials that use positive reinforcement.
They are great for all types of people and are incredibly vocal when it comes to barking, making them great watchdogs.
The Poogle will assimilate into households with cats but has to be watched around smaller pets due to their hunting instincts.
The dietary needs of the Poogle
As a smaller breed, the Poogle eats a minimal amount of food.
It consumes 1 cup of food daily, which is going to cost an owner roughly 20 dollars a month, which is incredibly cheap when it comes to a dog’s diet.
The Poogle will enjoy a diverse, varied diet. For nutrition, try and incorporate lots of dry dog foods and grains, as well as other small nibbles that are high in fiber.
You can also chuck in chopped up chicken or other dog meats. However, don’t feed it large chunks of meat, as it will find it hard to consume.
How much exercise does the Poogle need?
The Poogle is a fairly active Poogle and will need roughly 45 minutes of exercise per day, along with 10 miles of walking.
Long trips to the dog park are always recommended, as well as walks along a lake or beach, as the Poogle loves to swim.
Dog parks are essential because it allows the Poogle to play with other canines, and establish social comfort.
It is important to supervise your Poogle in public as it does have a habit of following the scents of smaller prey.
The Poogle prefers the warm weather to the cold and should be provided with a sweater when training in the winter.
Health conditions and concerns of the Poogle
The Poogle is prone to a high amount of issues and illnesses when its comparison with other small to medium-sized breeds.
It is important that you schedule regular trips to the vet for eye examinations, radiographs, and other check-ups.
- Hip Dysplasia
- Periodontal Disease
- Patent Ductus
- Von Willebrand’s Disease
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Can it travel by car?
The Poogle, being of relatively small size, is a very easy companion to take along with you on your next road trip.
As with any other dog, however, it is important that you get your puppy used to travelling in the car since a very early age.
As a pup, your Poogle will be very easy to influence and a few good starting memories in the car will be enough for it to fall in love with the road forever.
Since Poogle is a highly intelligent dog as well, teaching it the do’s and don’ts of the road trip will also not be that much of a problem.
The first car ride that your Poogle will ever have will be essential to it liking the ways of the road so make sure that this first trip goes without a hiccup.
You can plan in advance the short route that you will take so that you can return home without your Poogle pup getting too anxious.
Slowly and gradually keep increasing the length of your car trips until eventually, you will have trained your Poogle pup to always be on board.
One of the mistakes made by new dog owners is taking their new pup to the vet the first them they take them out of the house, don’t do this as the dog will associate negative memories with the car.
You also need to make sure that you always have enough food and water for your Poogle to last out the whole of your trip so that your pup doesn’t get dehydrated.
Also, keep poop bags and your pup’s toys in the car with you so that you’re always prepared to act no matter what the situation demands.
Lastly, make sure to never leave your Poogle pup in a parked vehicle as this can cause a lot of wanted accidents.
Overall, the Poogle is a great, family dog that is loving and curious, with the ability to make a great watchdog as well.
If you can dedicate the time to the needed training and trips to the vet, the Poogle will make a great addition to your household.
- Poogle: Before You Buy
- How much does a Poogle cost?
- How do I find a reputable breeder?
- Three little-known facts about the Poogle
- The Physical Traits of the Poogle
- How big is a full-grown Poogle?
- What is the life expectancy of the Poogle?
- Temperament, Personality and the Behavioural traits of the Poogle
- The dietary needs of the Poogle
- How much exercise does the Poogle need?
- Health conditions and concerns of the Poogle
- Can it travel by car?
- Poogle Conclusion