This Pug Beagle mix does not have an official standard with their appearance varying a lot. Generally though, Puggles are slightly larger than Pugs with a less wrinkly face. They also come with a lean body, longer ears, and longer muzzles from their Beagle genes.
Depending on who you quote, there are two theories of how Puggles came about.
On one side, it’s thought that the cross was due to accidental breeding between the parent breeds.
And on the other hand, Puggles are said to have been bred in the US with the goal of producing a dog with fewer behavioral and health issues as seen in Pugs and Beagles.
Whatever the case though, the hybrid that we now have is great in many ways.
When it comes to size, the question of whether a Puggle is a small or a medium dog arises often.
To answer this, let’s first look at the sizes of the parent breeds as well as the difference in weight between small and medium dogs:
- Pugs: 10-14 inches tall, 14-18 pounds heavy
- Beagles: 13-16 inches tall, 20-25 pounds heavy
- Small dogs: 12-25 pounds in weight
- Medium dogs: 25-50 pounds in weight
Now, puggles grow more or less within the size range of their parent breeds.
Puggles are about 18-30 pounds in weight and 13-15 inches in height.
Also, as per the above size comparison, a Puggle can either be a small or a medium-sized dog.
Specifically, if your adult furry companion is below 25 pounds, then they are considered small and if their weight is between 25 and 30 pounds, then they are considered medium sized.