On the issue of grooming, we will go over some tips to ensure that you’re giving your Puggle the care they deserve.
But before we get to that, it’s worth noting that these fidos inherit skin folds on the face from the Pug side of their heritage.
Sweat and dirt get trapped on the folds becoming breeding sites for foul-smelling bacteria. As such, unless they are kept clean, Puggles can smell bad.
On the same note, when your pooch is on heat they tend to smell. This nasty smell is a result of a mixture of blood, endometrial tissue, and other body fluids being exposed to the air.
Another factor that determines how dogs are groomed, and in what frequency, is shedding.
Pugs and Beagles are heavy shedders, so expect Puggles to shed just as much, if not more. Shedding also comes with dander, an allergic mixture of dead skin and oils from skin and fur.
This brings us to an important question: Are Puggles hypoallergenic?
Just like their parent breeds, Puggles are not hypoallergenic.
While no dog is 100% hypoallergenic, Puggles shed more than most dog breeds and as such, they release more dander to the air and on surfaces that they come into contact with.
With that in mind, here are some Puggle grooming tips:
- Brush your Puggle once to twice a week or at least four times if you suffer from allergies
- Use anti-allergen shampoo to bathe your Puggle monthly
- Carefully clean the skin folds especially on the face
When in heat, bathe your Puggle weekly or use antibacterial wipes to clean their rear daily