Puggles and Boxers


Puggles are thepug1.jpg best dogs ever. There are about 1000 owned puggles in United States. They love to run around and play with you. After that they lay around with you and chill. They are really good lap dogs and love to cuddle up to you. They are a mix of a male Pug and a female Beagle. Some puggles howl and some just bark. They get up to about 15-30 pounds and are 15 inches tall. Puggles originated in Wisconsin in 2000. Puggles can suffer from the respiratory problems commonly found in Pugs, which might be a problem when combined with the Beagle's higher levels of energy. They are relatively low-maintenance dogs. Puggles regularly shed their hair. Puggles are typically well suited to families with children. Many Puggle owners report that these dogs are quite playful because of physical affection in the form of licking and cuddling. Puggles have a tail the length of a beagle, but it tends to be curled like that of a Pug.

Puggles are the best dogs ever. There are about 1000 owned puggles in the united states. They love to run around and play with you. After that they lay around with you and chill. They are really good lap dogs and love to cuddle up to you. They are a mix of a male Pug and a female Beagle. Some puggles howl and some just bark. They get up to about 15-30 pounds and are 15 inches tall. Puggles originated in Wisconsin in 1992. Puggles can suffer from the respiratory problems commonly found in Pugs, which might be a problem when combined with the Beagle's higher levels of energy. They are relativelywrigley_face.jpg low-maintenance dogs. Puggles regularly shed their hair. Puggles are typically well suited to families with children. Many Puggle owners report that these dogs are quite playful because of physical affection in the form of licking and cuddling. Puggles have a tail the length of a beagle, but it tends to be curled like that of a Pug. They also often display an underbite, a trait Puggles inherit from their Pug parent. Puggles are usually very high energy dogs. Puggles can learn simple tricks like sit, stay, fetch,and drop it. They are good listeners and like to please you. Puggles come in a wide range of colors. some are tan, black, white, or triple-colored. Puggles are very active after a long nap. They also can be great lap dogs which people really like. Puggles eat on average two cups of food a day. They do not tend to bite they just nip you. If you make them mad they will bite. Puppies exercise their jaws by chewing on big bones. They usually get along with other dogs their size but not so much with bigger dogs. They also get along with other house hold pets like lizards,birds, and cats.
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A Puggle looking up to a Boxer



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Boxers

Boxers can be very high energy dogs at times. Boxers are very loyal and easy to teach dog. Male Boxers usually get between 70 and 75 pounds. Females usually get between 60 to 65 pounds. A boxers ears are cropped and their tail is docked. They are very good guard dogs because they are very big. Boxers live between 11 and 14 years. Boxers perform with in contests with excellence. The boxer was originated in Germany and was used for bull bait and dog fights. The boxer was first called the Brabanter Bullenbaiser. The Boxer currently ranks number 6 as one of the most popular dogs in the United States according to AKC® Registration Statistics .
A Look Back

Boxers were Developed in Germany in the 19th century, Boxers were originally used for dog fighting and to run down and hold large game such as wild boar and bison until the hunter could arrive. The breed is known for standing up on its hind legs and batting at its opponent, appearing to box with its front paws. They were Imported to America after World War I, they began to grow in popularity in the late 1930s. Boxers were first exhibited in a dog show for St. Bernards at Munich in 1895, the first Boxer club being founded the next year.



Right Breed for You?
One of the breed’s most notable characteristics is its desire for human affection, especially from children. They are patient and spirited with children, but also protective, making them a popular choice for families. The Boxer requires little grooming, but needs daily exercise.

  • Ranging in size from 21 ½ inches to 25 inches tall at the shoulder.
  • Large game hunter, guard and companion dog.



General Appearance
The ideal Boxer is a medium-sized, square-built dog of good substance with short back, strong limbs, and short, tight-fitting coat. His well-developed muscles are clean, hard, and appear smooth under taut skin. His movements denote energy. The gait is firm yet elastic, the stride free and ground-covering, the carriage proud. Developed to serve as guarGreta.jpgd, working, and companion dog, he combines strength and agility with elegance and style. His expression is alert and his temperament steadfast and tractable.
The chiseled head imparts to the Boxer a unique individual stamp. It must be in correct proportion to the body. The broad, blunt muzzle is the distinctive feature, and great value is placed upon its being of proper form and balance with the skull.
In judging the Boxer first consideration is given to general appearance and overall balance. Special attention is then devoted to the head, after which the individual body components are examined for their correct construction, and the gait evaluated for efficiency.
Size
Adult males 23 to 25 inches; females 21½ to 23½ inches at the withers. Proper balance and quality in the individual should be of primary importance since there is no size disqualification.
Proportion
The body in profile is square in that a horizontal line from the front of the forechest to the rear projection of the upper thigh should equal the length of a vertical line dropped from the top of the withers to the ground.
Substance
Sturdy, with balanced musculature. Males larger boned than females.
Head
The beauty of the head depends upon the harmonious proportion of muzzle to skull. The blunt muzzle is 1/3 the length of the head from the occiput to the tip of the nose, and 2/3rds the width of the skull. The head should be clean, not showing deep wrinkles (wet). Wrinkles typically appear upon the forehead when ears are erect, and are always present from the lower edge of the stop running downward on both sides of the muzzle.
Expression
Intelligent and always alert.
Eyes
Dark brown in color. Their mood-reflecting character, combined with the wrinkling of the forehead, gives the Boxers head its unique quality of look.
Ears
Set at the highest points of the sides of the skull, the ears are customarily cropped, cut rather long and tapering, and raised when alert. If their ears are uncropped, the ears should be of moderate size, thin, lying flat and close to the cheeks in repose, but falling forward with a definite crease when alert.
Skull
The top of the skull is slightly arched, not rounded, flat, nor noticeably broad. The forehead shows a slight indentation between the eyes and forms a distinct stop with the topline of the muzzle. The cheeks should be flat and not bulge.
Muzzle and Nose
The muzzle, proportionately developed in length, width, and depth, has a shape influenced first through the formation of both jawbones, second through the placement of the teeth, and third through the texture of the lips. The top of the muzzle should not slant down (downfaced), or should it be closed in however, the tip of the nose should lie slightly higher than the bottom of the muzzle. The nose should be broad and black.
Neck
Round, of long length, muscular and clean without excessive hanging skin.
Back and Topline
The back is short, straight, muscular, firm, and smooth. The topline is slightly sloping when the Boxer is at attention, leveling out when in motion.
Body
The chest is of fair width, and the forechest well-defined and visible from the side. The brisket is deep, reaching down to the elbows; the depth of the body at the lowest point of the brisket equals half the height of the dog at the withers. The ribs, extending far to the rear, are well-arched but not barrel-shaped.
The loins are short and muscular. The lower stomach line is slightly tucked up, blending into a graceful curve to the rear. The croup is slightly sloped, flat and broad. The pelvis is long, and in females especially broad. The tail is set high, docked, and carried upward.
Forequarters
The shoulders are long and sloping, close-lying, and not excessively covered with muscle (loaded). The upper arm is long, approaching a right angle to the shoulder blade. The elbows should not press too closely to the chest wall nor stand off visibly from it. The forelegs are long, straight, and firmly muscled, and, when viewed from the front, stand parallel to each other. The pastern is strong and distinct, slightly slanting, but standing almost perpendicular to the ground. The dewclaws may be removed. Feet should be compact, turning neither in nor out, with well-arched toes.
Hindquarters
The hindquarters are strongly muscled, with angulation in balance with that of the forequarters. The thighs are broad and curved, the breech musculature hard and strongly developed. Upper and lower thigh are long. The legs are well-angulated at the stifle, neither too steep nor over-angulated, with clearly defined, well "let down" hock joints. Viewed from behind, the hind legs should be straight, with hock joints leaning neither in nor out. From the side, the leg below the hock (metatarsus) should be almost perpendicular to the ground, with a slight slope to the rear permissible. The metatarsus should be short, clean, and strong. The Boxer has no rear dewclaws.
Coat
Short, shiny, lying smooth and tight to the body.
Color
The colors are fawn and brindle. Fawn shades vary from light tan to mahogany. The brindle ranges from sparse but clearly defined black stripes on a fawn background to such a heavy concentration of black striping that the essential fawn background color barely, although clearly White markings, if present, should be of such distribution as to enhance the dog's appearance, but may not exceed one-third of the entire coat. On the face, white may replace part of the otherwise essential black mask, and may extend in an upward path between the eyes, but it must not be excessive, so as to detract from true Boxer expression. The absence of white markings, the so-called "plain" fawn or brindle, is perfectly acceptable, and should not be penalized in any consideration of color. Disqualifications Boxers that are any color other than fawn or brindle. Boxers with a total of white markings exceeding one-third of the entire coat.
Character and Temperament
These are of paramount importance in the Boxer. Instinctively a hearing guard dog, his bearing is alert, dignified, and self-assured. In the show ring his behavior should exhibit constrained animation. With family and friends, his temperament is fundamentally playful, yet patient and stoical with children. Deliberate and wary with strangers, he will exhibit curiosity, but, most importantly, fearless courage if threatened. However, he responds promptly to friendly overtures honestly rendered. His intelligence, loyal affection, and tractability to discipline make him a highly desirable companion. Any evidence of shyness, or lack of dignity or alertness, should be severely penalized.


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Most popular dog breeds.


RANKING
BREED
2008
2007
2003
1998
Retrievers (Labrador)
1
1
1
1
Yorkshire Terriers
2
2
6
9
German Shepherd Dogs
3
3
4
3
Retrievers (Golden)
4
4
2
2
Beagles
5
5
3
6
Boxers
6
6
7
12
Dachshunds
7
7
5
5
Bulldogs
8
10
16
23
Poodles
9
8
8
7
Shih Tzu
10
9
9
11
Miniature Schnauzers
11
11
11
14
Chihuahuas
12
12
10
8
Pomeranians
13
13
13
10
Rottweilers
14
15
15
4
Pugs
15
14
12
17







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