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The Puggat is a crossbreed between the Pug the Rat Terrier. This small breed is extremely friendly, energetic, playful, and at times even clownish in nature, but they cannot be trusted with smaller animals due to their prey drive. When compared to other dogs, their grooming and exercise needs are a lot lower. But they require a lot of love and attention, and if left ignored for long intervals, they could get destructive and mischievous. It has a life expectancy of 12-14 years.

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The Puggat is loving, loyal and almost always strives to please its owner. Being highly intelligent, this breed is easy and willing to be trained. The Puggat bonds closely to its owners and will always be within sight.

This is a very affectionate and playful breed with a good nature. The Puggat likes to spend time in the company of the family, and it is essential to socialize them such that they do not develop anxious or fearful behavior. Being an intelligent but stubborn breed, their training should start early. They get along well with other dogs and cats but cannot be relied upon with animals that scurry, flutter or slither because of the high prey drive which they inherit from the Rat Terrier, thus making them generally unsafe.

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11-16 inches.
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15-20 pounds
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General Health

The Puggat has no known health issues.

There are often arguments that the mixed genetics in hybrid dogs often reduces the health risks, these arguments, however, do not have any scientific proof and also come with a flipside possibility that the laws of genetics, on the one hand, can diminish as well as amplify the health issues. Below are some health problems to which the Puggat can be at risk to as their parents suffer from the same, as no exact official data is available: Major Concerns Patellar Luxation Pug Dog Encephalitis Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye) Minor Concerns Entropion Ectropion Canine Hip Dysplasia Allergies Brachycephalic Syndrome Skin Conditions

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This breed of dogs is an intentional hybrid, combining the Pug which has been a royal companion breed for decades and the Rat Terrier which is a feisty farm terrier. The exact time of its origin is still unknown.

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The Puggat comes with low maintenance requirements because of its easy to care coat. It is advised to bathe your dog for only a few times in a year and brushing them using a slicker brush such as to remove the dead hairs. It is advised to regularly check them for skin disorders while brushing them.

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Ideal Environment

The Puggat is suited for apartment living as long as sufficient time is given for outside exercise. This breed is full of energy and will require plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.

The Puggat is a cross breed of two totally different dog breeds, whereas the Rat Terrier is an active dog, the Pug, on the other hand, is less energetic. Their offspring, the Puggat, requires at least 45 minutes of vigorous activity every day. This 45 minute activity session can however be divided into smaller sessions and necessarily does not have to be one single session of rigorous activity. Some activities which would help in providing the necessary mental stimulation and the right amount of exercise can be in the form of taking your Puggat for walks, playing games of fetch, or even tracking exercises. This breed is very active and extremely playful, and they rarely bark, keeping quiet most of the time, this habit of theirs makes them perfect for apartment style living.

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