Caring for a Puggat
Feeding: The Puggat does good being fed at regular intervals such as 6:00am and 6:00pm.
Living with a Puggat
Temperament: The Puggat is a very easy-going, loving dog that can have a lot of energy if not exercised properly.
Family Dog: They are loving dogs who usually do great with children and would make a great family dog. They are highly recommended for family or active single person as they like to be involved and need human interaction.
Shedding: The Puggat shed in the spring or when they are stressed. Bathing helps cut down on the shedding.
Grooming: The Puggat should be bathed occasionally. They need to have monthly anal gland expression and nail trimming.
Training: The Puggat is typically easy to train if you are the pack leader. They respond to positive training with a firm and consistant attitude and may react to your tone of voice.
Behavior: The Puggat is a kind dog who usually likes all new people and animals. They love to play with toys.
Barking: The Puggat doesn't bark excessively. They typically only bark to alert you that someone or something is outside.
Weather: The Puggat likes controlled climates. They can't stay outside more than a few minutes in winter, but enjoys the sunshine in summer time.
Exercise: The Puggat should be taken on daily walks or jogs. They shouldn't have as many of the nasal issues as purebred Pugs.
Physical Ability: The Puggat is able to run very quickly and jump very high. They are great candidates for agility training.
Living Conditions: The Puggat loves to be outside in a yard. They would do okay in an apartment provided they are walked daily for at least 30 minutes.
Appearance: The Puggat has a very compact and muscular body with a barrel chest like the Rat Terrier, long legs, short hair and a curled tail. They have dark markings like Pug on tips of tail, ears and muzzle.
Size: The Puggat is a small to medium sized dog typically weighing under 17 pounds when fully grown.
Companionship: The Puggat needs to be with people. They like to travel with family and be involved at all times.
Head: The Puggat has a small and compact head.
Eyes: The Puggat has big, brown eyes.
Muzzle: The snout of the Puggat is not as compact as the Pug's.
Teeth/Bite: The Puggat has an underbite that give them the appearance of smiling all the time.
Neck: The Puggat has a strong, terrier-like neck that is able snap quickly to kill rats.
Body: The body of the Puggat is very compact and muscular with a barrel chest like Rat Terrier.
Forequarters: The forequarters of the Puggat are very muscular and outlined.
Feet: The Puggat has small feet.
Tail: The Puggat has a thin, curly tail like the Pug that is relaxed our straight when the dog is at rest.
Color: The coat of the Puggat can be Brown, Tan and Black.
Coat: The Puggat has a short coat.
Life Expectancy: The averate life expectancy of the Puggat is 15 to 18 years.
Allergies: The Puggat has no known allergies at this time.
Health: The Puggat is typically a very healthy dog.
Eye Health: The Puggat may be prone to weepy eyes like the Pug, but this is relatively easy to keep clean.
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