Retro Pug: Breed Differences and Similarities to Beagles Part 1

Pugs are a popular choice compared to Mastiffs, Bichons, Chihuahuas, Golden Retrievers and many other breeds of pet dogs. However, pugs and beagles are also controversial because defects in the breeding process led to a number of potential health problems, especially the short, flat facial features that can lead to exercise difficulties and respiratory problems. In order to preserve the Pug’s lovable and loyal personality while improving its health problems, German breeders crossed Jack Russell Hounds with Pugs to produce the Retro pug.

Breed History

Both of these puppies have fascinating storybook histories. It is worth your time to explore them. Knowing these stories can provide insight into what these dogs do and how they behave. In turn, this will help you make any decision about buying or adopting either breed!

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The history of this Beagle is shrouded in mystery, with records showing that their counterparts lived in B.C. Greece. Beagle pioneers also took hold in England in the 700s and 1000s. In any case, hunters bred these pups to sniff out and chase wildlife.

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About 800 years later, the dog we officially call the beagle made its way to America. It didn’t take long for the American Kennel Club to recognize the breed, and they consistently ranked high on the club’s popularity list.

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Still, most people don’t look at a beagle and think of a fearsome hunter. They’re just as likely to think of the beloved comic book character Snoopy. That air of cuteness keeps beagles on the job. Airports rely on their keen senses and fearless nature for baggage screening.

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This retro pug is a breed of dog whose history is easier to trace. They were originally bred as domesticated animals in China centuries ago. Pet owners are said to cherish these doggy wrinkles, especially if their wrinkles seem to spell out the word “prince”.

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The Dutch were responsible for popularizing the retro pug in Europe. In the 16th century, a retro pug allegedly saved Prince William of Orange by alerting him to an oncoming intruder, and the dog became known as the Official Dog of the House of Orange.

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From there, the breed won the hearts of European royalty for centuries, including Marie Antoinette. Queen Victoria of England was particularly fond of these animals and was a retro pug breeder herself! Back in China, the breed continues to hold a similar imperial status.

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As for the United States, the Retro pug is officially recognized as the breed of the American Kennel Club in the mid-1880s. Although their popularity has fluctuated back and forth over the years, these dogs have always had their avid followers. The American Retro pug Club was founded in 1931 and was approved by the American Kennel Club the same year.

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Appearance

While not everyone can correctly name any of the breeds, they can certainly tell them apart! Beagles have their trademark floppy ears, while retro pugs are infamous for their wrinkled and smooth faces. Of course, despite this, there are many more physical differences between these two breeds.

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Beagles come in a variety of colors. In most cases, they are Tri-colored: black on the back, tan on the head, shoulders, and hindquarters, and white on the belly, legs, chest, and end of the tail. Some Beagles have white and red spots on certain parts of their bodies. Others have a whole range of completely different colors! In any case, Beagles have short, shiny coats and tend to have hazel or brown eyes.

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Meanwhile, retro pug colors are more predictable: they usually come in black or fawn. However, that doesn’t mean that two fawns will look the same. These puppies can come in a variety of skin tones, from silver to apricot. Regardless of their shade, however, retro pugs have black ears and mouths and dark brown eyes. They also have short, soft coats.

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Temperament

They both love to play with their families. They are also both gentle: they are not mean unless someone provokes them. In these respects, both breeds are ideal for families with children. Both dogs have the potential to become willful, which is not the most straightforward character trait – but if you have a lot of love and persistence, you can train them to stick together in your situation.

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Now, these are most of the similarities. Both dogs are born with a different set of traits that make each dog suitable for different people. Let’s take a closer look!

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Temperament Differences

Hunters bred Beagles for their sport. This history means that they are quite active and energetic! They need a lot of play and a lot of stimulation, otherwise they can get into mischief that you wouldn’t find cute, like trying to escape. Beagles are actually closer to the temperament of a Labrador than a Retro Pug, which means that the two aren’t as close to the way they interact with their human owners.

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Retro pugs are the complete opposite in terms of energy. These creatures are natural lap dogs. You can sit down with them and call it a day. However, they need a lot of quality time and will respond poorly if you don’t give them the attention they crave.

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Retro Pug IQ

Any pooper scooper who knows anything about the Replica Cuban Cocker Spaniel knows that the Pug’s IQ is ranked 57th on the dog rankings, which is arguably one of the lower IQ dogs, when translated to a human child. The IQ of the Pug is actually equivalent to that of a 4 to 5 year old child, who is particularly naughty and greedy at this time!

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This stage of the Pug’s concentration is not focused, so the owner training is also particularly difficult, if you want to train a good Pug, it is best to start 3~6 months after its birth. This stage is the golden period of training, and this stage of the Pug’s learning ability is relatively strong, so don’t miss it!

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To summarize, of course, every dog has its own personality. Retro pugs can have a rude attitude (at least for a retro pug), while beagles can have a fairly docile temperament. A lot of it comes down to the kind of socialization they got as puppies. If you have any concerns about any dog’s potential (or current) behavior, consult a breeder or adoption center.