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Pugapoo Characteristics: The Outgoing and Affectionate Pugapoo is a breed of Small dog is a Hybrid / Mix crossbreed, bred from a Pug and Poodle.

The Pugapoo, is characterized by its cute, adorable appearance with its loving, inquisitive  expression. This "designer dog" hybrid breed exhibits the combination of characteristics, and a temperament mix, associated with the Pug and the Poodle.

The goal of crossing the two breeds was to create 'Pugadoodle' puppies that incorporated the vast array of coat color combinations, self- reliance and agility of the Pug with the high intelligence and non-shedding coat of the Poodle.

The temperament of the Pugapoo can be described as Enthusiastic, friendly, lovable. The coat type of the Pugapoo is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits in assorted colors.  Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Pugapoo demonstrated the desired traits of a Watch dog, Companion and Pet dog and is known by its nick name the "Pugoodle". The origin of the Pugapoo dog breed was in United States where it was developed in the mid to late 1900's.

Pugapoo Dog Type - Hybrid / Mix (Unrecognised as a breed): Pug / Poodle: The Pugapoo is one of the many types of dogs described as a Hybrid / Mix, bred from the Pug and Poodle.

Other names for the Pugapoo: The Pugapoo is known by the nickname of the "Pugoodle". Other names for this breed of dog include the Pugadoodle, Pug-A-Poo and Pugdoodle

Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Pugapoo" derives from a combination of the names of the dog's parents.

Pugapoo History and Origin: The country of origin of the Pugapoo breed was in United States during the mid to late 1900's. The lineage of the hybrid Pugapoo is a combination of two dog breeds. The Poodle, the "Caniche", began as a water dog, specifically as a duck retriever, in Germany during the 1500's. The Pug, the "Monk's Dog", originated in China as a Companion and Lapdog dating back to time immemorial.

In the late 1990's dog breeders began to create the fashionably 'Designer Dogs" and began developing a new breed based on the combined qualities of the Poodle and the Pug. The breeding programs resulted in the Pugapoo, an adorable dog that the range of coat colors, self-reliant nature and athleticism of the sparky Pug with the high intelligence levels and low shedding coat of the Poodle. The hybrid Pugapoo proved to be a favorite with families and kids over 6 years old. The cross-breed Pugapoo is currently recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC) and the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC).

Pugapoo Height: This breed is classified as a small sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 9.8 - 15 inches (25 - 38 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.

Pugapoo Weight: The weight of this small sized dog, in a male dog is 12 - 24 lbs (5.4 - 11 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.

Pugapoo Coat Type - LOW shedding coat: The coat type is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits and the Pugapoo coat can therefore be short or long  soft or silky hair that can be a loose wavy coat, a tight curly coat or a straight coat.

Pugapoo Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed consist of assorted colors consisting of black, brown, cream, gold, gray and white.

Pugapoo Grooming Requirements: The grooming needs of the Pugapoo is dependent on the type of coat it has inherited from its parents, either the Pug or the Poodle. The Pug has low grooming requirements and the Poodle has high grooming needs. The grooming needs and requirements of the Pugapoo should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular checks of the teeth, nails, eyes and ears.

Pugapoo Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 3 to 5 puppies. Pugapoo puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Pugapoo puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Pugapoo Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of the Pugapoo dog breed is described as Outgoing, Enthusiastic, friendly, lovable and Affectionate.

Pugapoo Exercise Requirements - LOW Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is low. The Pugapoo requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately 30 minutes every day. This small dog has a steady, fluid gait with small strides and only requires a fairly slow speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. Remember that it would take a lot of extra steps by your Pugapoo to keep up with your normal walking pace.

Pugapoo Diet: A fully grown Pugapoo should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Pugapoo Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Pugapoo breed have not yet been fully established, but there is the possibility of inherited, genetic health issues. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Pugapoo dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: Yes (Refer to Hypoallergenic Dogs).

Pugapoo Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Pugapoo breed is 10 to 13 years.

Pugapoo Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Pugapoo breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Pugapoo names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Samson *** Barkley *** Apollo *** Oreo *** Cash *** Bruce *** Koda *** Tank *** Mason *** Chester.

Pugapoo Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the Pugapoo girl dog. Our top choice of good female Pugapoo names are Sally *** Minnie *** Ellie *** Maddie *** Katie *** Callie *** Nala *** Izzy *** Layla *** Roxie.

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