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.

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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.