PICK A PECK OF PUGGLES
Beagle, pug mix smart, loveable and cute to boot
By JEN WEISSFor The Tennessean
Watch out, dog lovers. The puggle's here, and he's shaking things up.
Ever since last November, when Jake Gyllenhaal was spotted with his new puggle puppy, would-be dog owners have been going wild over the new hybrid. A cross between a pug and beagle, the puggle has the good looks of both dogs and is said to have a sparkling personality to boot. If you haven't seen one in your neighborhood yet, you will; these dogs are promising to be as big as fellow "designer dogs" such as cockapoos, schnoodles and Labradoodles (which, by the way, are SO last season).
See what you've done Gyllenhaal! They're everywhere! Now, don't get me wrong, I love Boo as much as the next blogger but something about taking two dogs that normally wouldn't look twice at each other and booking them in at the petshop Honeymoon suite so that they spawn a league of $1000-a-go mini-mes, just doesn't sit quite right with this Jake fan. But what do I know? Just look at how cute they are!
On a side note, cockapoos? pekapoos? schnorkies? And what about those poor Labradoodles? Not only do they look ridiculous and sound hilarious but now they're out of fashion? When will this madness end?
P.S When I did a google image search for "PUGGLE" the second picture it gave me was this:
How freaking cool are platypi?! They're like animals from a time before man. Upon reading the accompanying article I discovered that a baby platypus is called a puggle. Small world, eh?