Is a Peagle right for you?

“Pekingese Beagle Mix”

The Peagle is a designer dog breed originating from the United States. It is a cross between pure Pekingese and Beagle dog breeds. It is believed that the breed combines the best characteristics found in both parent breeds. It is a popular breed and an excellent choice for people looking for sociable, clever dogs.

Overall, the Peagle  qualifies as a great family dog considering that they get along quite well with children and other pets. They are confident, sociable, playful, smart, and highly affectionate dogs that do well in almost any climate. They are also known to be curious.

All the qualities listed here are more reason to ensure that they are trained properly since this will ensure that they have a well-balanced temperament. This will make them the best dogs they can be. They require just a moderate level of exercises daily, such as walks in the park or spending time in an open area.

The Peagle is an affectionate dog breed that has gained in popularity in the world of designer dog breeds. Before you decide to bring one into your family, it is important to learn a bit more about the breed and its needs, to determine whether it is the best option for you. Keep reading to learn more about the breed so that you can make an informed choice.

Temperament

Peagles are smart and affectionate dogs that really enjoy playing. They are also friendly, inquisitive, and confident. They love being the center of attention and can be quite entertaining too. They are gentle and social dogs that get along quite well with children as well as other pets especially when provided with proper training and socialization. You can also expect your Peagle to be quite protective and loyal.

Training

The Peagle is a smart dog breed that should be relatively easy to train, especially if you have some patience and are able to use positive techniques. These include praise, treats, and other rewards for reinforcing good behavior.

Leadership and consistency are the most important qualities an owner should have when training this dog breed. Making it a point to keep training sessions consistent and engaging will produce great results. However, it is important to exercise patience and not to punish or be harsh towards the dog.

Exercise Requirements

The Peagle is an active, smart, and affectionate dog breed that requires a moderate level of activity daily. Taking your dog to the local dog park, allowing the dog to play in an enclosed yard, and going on walks with your dog are some great ways to allow him have some fun and release his energy. While indoors, give him a variety of toys to keep him mentally stimulated and entertained.

Life Expectancy

The typical life expectancy for Peagles is between 12 and 14 years but this figure varies from one dog to the next. However, this will depend on a variety of factors just as is the case for humans. The level of care and lifestyle are key determinants of how long the dog will live. In addition, the genetic makeup of the dog, i.e. how healthy the parents were and how healthy the dog is, also plays an important role. Proper care can help to increase the life expectancy of your fur baby while neglect can shorten it.

Weight/Size/Appearance

The Peagle is a small to moderate dog breed that weighs between 13 and 18 pounds with the height ranging between 6 and 16 inches. They have well set eyes, round heads, and floppy ears. They can resemble either parent including the coat, which can be short like a Beagle’s or soft like the Pekingese. Black, brown, cream, or a combination of those are the common colors for the Peagle.

Coat

The coat of a Peagle will be silky and can be either short or long. You can expect them to require a moderate to high level of grooming if you wish to keep his coat clean and healthy.

To get rid of any loose hairs you will be required to brush your dog each day. You will also be required to bathe the dog whenever he becomes too dirty. The area under the dog’s eyes needs to be wiped regularly to remove the discharge that would otherwise stain the fur.

Peagle is a breed that tends to shed a lot, which means that it might not be the right breed for you if you have allergies. You will also have to vacuum regularly to clean up hair left behind on your furniture if you don’t want to get fur on your clothes too.

Diet/Food

It is recommended that you choose a high quality canine diet containing natural ingredients. If you require help choosing the right diet for your dog, talk to your veterinarian about the options available. You should subsequently feed your pet between ½ and 1 cup of dry dog food each day while splitting this into 2 meals.

If you prefer to give your dog high quality canned canine food, all you need to do is adjust the quantity of dry food you give to your dog so that he does not end up eating too much and eventually becoming overweight.

Common Health Problems

The Peagle  tends to be susceptible to health problems that commonly affect the parent breeds as is the case with all other hybrid dog breeds. However, it does not automatically mean that your dog will experience any of the problems especially considering that hybrids can be rather hardy. Since it is impossible to determine the long-term health of individual dogs, it is important to be informed of what to look out for to ensure that your dog gets vet care immediately if symptoms emerge.

When it comes to the Peagle , you need to be on the lookout for symptoms related to cleft palate, heart conditions, eye conditions, intervertebral disk disease, epilepsy, patellar luxation, skin fold dermatitis, Beagle dwarfism, hydrocephalus, hip dysplasia, brachycephalic airway syndrome, hypothyroidism, and cryptorchidism.

Recognized Clubs

The American Kennel Club does not recognize the Peagle  since it considers it to be a hybrid breed. However, the American Canine Hybrid Club does recognize it as does the International Designer Canine Registry, the Dog Registry of America, The Designer Dogs Kennel Club, and the Designer Breed Registry.

Puppies

Like all the puppies of other dog breeds, Peagle puppies are delicate and small and need to be handled with care to avoid injuries. If children will be interacting with your puppy, ensure that you supervise.

Training and socializing your pup from as early on as possible ensures that your pet adopts good behaviors and gets along with everyone that he meets including other animals and other dogs. You should allow your puppy to meet various other pets, adults, and children, and expose him to different locations and situations so that he grows up to be a calm and confident dog.

Final Thoughts

The Peagle is a confident and fun dog, which is great for seniors, couples, or even families. All that they need is a moderate amount of time outdoors and will expect you to give them lots of attention and adore them. However, they are not a dog breed to get if your plan is to stay out of your home for extended periods all the time. With the information that has been provided here, can you say that the Peagle is the right dog for you? Be the judge!

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