The Puggerdale is currently a very unusual and rare breed which is a mix of two other breeds – the Pug and the Patterdale Terrier.
We really welcome contributions from owners or breeders of the Puggerdale so we can build a great resource page. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owner Zoe Williams shared the photo of her Puggerdale below, she says: “We have a Puggerdale who is very much loved, she is a Pug crossed with a Patterdale and we paid £400 from a private breeder. We wouldn’t be without her ❤️❤️”
Angie Roberts owns Ruby and says: “Her dad is a Pug and mum a black Patterdale, brilliant dog, paid £250 from a private breeder when she was 8 weeks, she was 1 in May 2017.”
Welcome to our guide to the Puggerdale.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Puggerdale breed of dog.
You can also help too!
If you can answer any of the questions below, then please add your comments to the box at the bottom of the page or you can email us at email@example.com.
We would love to feature your dog and publish any photos or pictures of your Puggerdale you would like to email us.
Are you looking to buy a Puggerdale – then see our list of Puggerdale breeders.
Why Choose a Puggerdale?
What type of owners buy a Puggerdale?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Puggerdale breed?
Why do you think the Puggerdale is special?
What are your favourite things about the Puggerdale?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Puggerdale and not another breed?
How would you describe the Puggerdale temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Puggerdale over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Puggerdale?
About The Breed
What colors of Puggerdale are most popular?
What does the Puggerdale look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Puggerdale breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Puggerdale and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Puggerdale have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Puggerdale?
What is the breed standard/description for the Puggerdale?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Puggerdale that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Puggerdale breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Puggerdale?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Puggerdale breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Puggerdale match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Puggerdale – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Puggerdale puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Puggerdale home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Puggerdale, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Puggerdale weigh?
When the Puggerdale is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Puggerdale ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Puggerdale smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Puggerdale growth chart?
What breed group does the Puggerdale come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Puggerdale is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Puggerdale with children?
Do you think the Puggerdale is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Puggerdale get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Puggerdale owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Puggerdale or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Puggerdale be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Puggerdale during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Puggerdale?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Puggerdale breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Puggerdale puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Puggerdale?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Puggerdale cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Puggerdale and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Puggerdale owners?
What types of people are buying the Puggerdale and why?
Where can I buy Puggerdale rescue dogs or find a Puggerdale for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Puggerdale can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Puggerdale puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Puggerdale?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Puggerdale?
As a Puggerdale breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Puggerdale?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Puggerdale’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Puggerdale puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Puggerdale have popular names?
If my Puggerdale is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Puggerdale be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Puggerdale biting?
How do you prevent a Puggerdale chewing?
How do you stop a Puggerdale jumping up?
Does the Puggerdale have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Puggerdale keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Puggerdale dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Puggerdale and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Puggerdale owners?
As a breeder of the Puggerdale , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Puggerdale breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Puggerdale owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Puggerdale?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Puggerdale compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Puggerdale owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Puggerdale?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Puggerdale shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Puggerdale a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Puggerdale?
Can you offer new Puggerdale owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Puggerdale?
What started your interest in showing the Puggerdale?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Puggerdale – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Puggerdale and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Puggerdale?
What official organisations are there for the new Puggerdale owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Puggerdale, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remains the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Puggerdale out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Puggerdale special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Puggerdale and do you have any tips or advice for new Puggerdale owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Puggerdale home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Puggerdale to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Puggerdale sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Puggerdale owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Puggerdale?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Puggerdale have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Puggerdale have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Puggerdale vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Puggerdale for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Puggerdale be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Puggerdale spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Puggerdale is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Puggerdale not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Puggerdale?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Puggerdale dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Puggerdale?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Puggerdale?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Puggerdale – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Puggerdale dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Puggerdale or tips you can pass on?
DOG BREEDERS PAGE
Below we list breeders of Puggerdale dogs.
Most of these breeders are located in the USA, UK and Australia.
Are you a breeder – get listed for free.
Just fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
Hello there! I myself do not know the answers to a lot of these questions ( I’m not an expert ) but I wanna ask a question. I have a puggerdale ( me and my mom like to call it padderpug so I’ll it that for the rest of this ) and he was an accident when my dad’s padderdale and my mom’s pet pug “met up”. I don’t know how to describe the best accident of a lifetime because I love my padderpug, his name is Jake and he means everything to me. He learns very quickly ( I taught him “come here” within the span of 2 days.) and he is very faithful to me and loves to sleep with me in bed. Though the question pose to you is that. . Is it very common for this breed to be afraid of a lot of things? Like I said I’m not an expert but I’m worried about my dog cause he’s scared of his own shadow. And I’m not kidding I was eating in the dining room once and had to go turn on the light and he jumped after seeing his shadow. He’s even afraid of very common toys a pet should have like a small ball ( mostly the size of a humans palm ) and a rope toy. Plus he is terrified of the leash, if I take it out and he sees it I have to chase him around the house because he runs away from me if I have the leash in my hand, not the collar though he does better with that. Back to the leash, if I manage to get it to attach to his collar he does not move, and I’ve tried everything to motivate him like speaking softly and telling him it’s okay, offering him treats to at least move foward, offering him peanut butter dog treat cookies ( which he loves and like to horde all at once ). I still love him and feel bad for him as 2 years before this we had him and his mom in our family room, the problem with it was I was the only one taking care of them ( feeding, watering, cleaning up messes ) so then after a while. I realized something had to be done for them because the room was shitty, there was poop stains everywhere it smelled horrible. And I’m glad I chose to take Jake in. Any help from any of you would be nice! Thank you, I’m very new to this and still learning and can’t find much on padderpugs