Retro Pug: Breed Differences and Similarities to Beagles Part 2

Exercise

Walking around the neighborhood and playing outside are ideal forms of exercise for both breeds. The energy levels of these two breeds are most notably different. Beagles want to take advantage of every opportunity to exercise, whereas Retro pugs are more inclined to stay put unless their friends are walking around as well.

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An hour of daily physical activity is optimal for the beagle. If you can manage it, it’s best to walk multiple times a day. Make sure your beagle has a comfortable harness to make their walks as pleasant as possible.

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Regardless of the time you give your beagle to be active, it is necessary that your puppy not be left alone. They are pack animals, which means they need the other members of the pack (i.e., you and any members of your family) to be with them. Left alone, a beagle can and will act in ways you must not like – like tearing up your yard looking for a good scent.

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Retro pugs have a lower need for exercise, although they must get enough of it. This need is essential because they tend to the ability to become obese quickly. To keep your Pug healthy, all you need to do is take a walk around the neighborhood or play in the backyard. We also recommend harness training for your retro pug. Retro pugs need adjustable harnesses Good for walks because of their irregular size.

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Retro pugs love attention. If you turn your attention outside, they are sure to follow. However, beware of hot and cold days. Extreme temperatures can be harmful to retro pugs, especially high temperatures, and they tend to overheat.

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Training

Be prepared to spend a lot of time training your beagle or retro pug, as they like to do things their own way.

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Neither breed is easy to train. They are very determined to do things their way, so be prepared for a long learning curve with either of these dogs. In fact, beagles can take up to a year to be properly house trained. Crate and obedience training is a must for both breeds. If you are a new pet parent, you may want to consider fully embracing the easier-to-train puppy.

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If you plan to crate train, make sure you purchase a properly sized crate. Beagles will grow into small to medium sized dogs, while retro pugs will remain small in stature. This means you should plan for a crate that is 30 inches long for beagles, and 24 inches long for retro pugs.

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Of course, if you are willing and able to train either breed, that would be great. You’ll notice that the two diverge in one key respect here. While they both love food, you’re better off saving the beagle for food-based rewards.

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Retro pugs should not be fed too often due to the risk of overeating and subsequent associated health problems. However, you should not overindulge your beagle either. Keep track of the food your dog eats during training and during meals.

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Health

The good news here is that both dogs can live long, healthy lives if cared for properly. The bad news is that each breed is prone to a variety of diseases and health conditions due to their breeding history. One disease they are both at risk for is epilepsy. While epileptic dogs can still lead healthy lives, if they have a seizure, you must take your dog to the vet.

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There is a neurological condition that only appears in retro pugs called Pug encephalitis. Like epilepsy, it causes seizures, but it can also cause blindness and eventually death. Unfortunately, this disease can only be diagnosed postmortem: there is no way to test for it in a living retro pug.

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Meanwhile, a condition unique to beagles is Chinese Beagle Syndrome, also known as Musladin-Lueke Syndrome, in which the skull is located wider than typical and the eyes are slanted. While beagles with this syndrome can live normal lives, they may also have problems with their hearts and toes.

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Nutrition

This part is relatively simple, as both dogs prefer the same type of food. Both breeds do well on dry coarse ground food. Typically, one should feed a Beagle 1-1.5 cups of dry dog food per day, while a Retro pug only needs about one cup. Either way, this amount should be split between two meals per day.

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However, these are just guidelines. Always consider your dog’s health and needs when feeding them. Keep track of how much food they eat, as both breeds are at risk for obesity. Be aware of allergies too: you’ll hate it when your dog has an adverse reaction. If you are unsure of your dog’s specific needs, make sure you talk to your veterinarian.

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Grooming

Anyone looking to get a dog needs to consider their dog’s grooming needs. One of the first things that comes to mind here is shedding. Despite having similar coats, each breed sheds differently. Beagles are moderate shedders, and retro pugs shed a ton. You need to brush any breed at least once a week, possibly more often, depending on your dog’s individual needs.

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However, bathing may be less frequent, about once a month. When you bathe your Beagle, make sure the water doesn’t get into his ears as this can lead to infection. One thing to remember is that retro pugs need routine facial cleaning. Due to the folds in the skin, bacteria are more easily trapped. It’s important to clean underneath these folds to avoid the risk of infection.

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Puppy Prices

Both dogs are in the same price range: they are about $1,000 and up for a purebred puppy. Trustworthy breeders will charge more for their pups; while it’s true that prices are sometimes below average, anything too low is a sign of an irresponsible breeder. If you want to avoid breeders altogether, try adopting your next furry friend!

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Final Thoughts

We hope you’ve established that they are both such lovely breeds, each with their own unique traits that make them the perfect addition to the family.

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The significant difference between these two breeds is their energy levels. Beagles can be great if you want to be active with someone, while retro pugs are delightful for those who want to relax and enjoy a quiet evening. All in all, whoever you choose is sure to have a friend for life.