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Pocket Beagle vs Miniature Shar Pei vs Puggle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Pocket Beagle vs Miniature Shar Pei vs Puggle" Compare Pocket Beagle and Miniature Shar Pei. Which is better: Pocket Beagle or Miniature Shar Pei or Puggle?
Name Pocket Beagle Miniature Shar Pei Puggle
OriginsEngland China United States
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank620283207
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Other Names Mini Beagle
Olde English Pocket Beagle
Miniature Beagle
Toy Beagle
Teacup Beagle
Mini Shar Pei, Mini Pei, Miniature Chinese Shar-Pei Beagle-Pug
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry
Price 500-1500 $1500-$2000 600-800

General Appearance - Pocket Beagle vs Miniature Shar Pei vs Puggle

Size Small Small Small
Weight 8-15 pounds (4-7 kg) 25-40 pounds (11-18 kg) 15-40 pounds (7-18 kg)
Avg. Weight 11.5 pounds (5.5 kg) 32.5 pounds (14.5 kg) 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg)
Height 7-12 inches (18-30 cm) 17 inches and under (43 cm) 10-15 inches (25-38 cm)
Avg. Height 9.5 inches (24 cm) 17 inches and under (43 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Pocket Beagle vs Miniature Shar Pei vs Puggle

Coat Smooth
Short
Harsh
Prickly
Smooth
Straight
Colors White
Cream
Black
Tan
Lemon
Red
Brown
Liver
Blue
Gray
Apricot
Blue
Cream
Red
Brown
Fawn
Black
Black
Brown
White
Tan
Red
Grooming
Effortless: The Pocket Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Miniature Shar Pei requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Puggle requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Pocket Beagles shed moderately.
Miniature Shar Peis shed none to minimal.
Puggles are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Pocket Beagle vs Miniature Shar Pei vs Puggle

Temperament Gentle
Sweet
Lively
Curious
Happy
Sociable
Brave
Intelligent
Calm
Loving
Watchful
Determined
Affectionate
Alert
Confident
Playful
Adaptable
Calm
Independent
Affectionate
Friendly
Loyal
Social
Cheerful
Intelligent
Playful
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Pocket Beagle's has great intelligence.
Smart: Miniature Shar Pei's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Pocket Beagles are easy to train.
Miniature Shar Peis are quite easy to train.
Puggles aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
The Pocket Beagle is a playful breed.
Miniature Shar Peis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Puggle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Puggles have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Pocket Beagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Miniature Shar Peis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Puggles are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Pocket Beagles are a social breed.
Miniature Shar Peis are a social breed.
Puggles need for social interaction is average.
Barking
High: The Pocket Beagle is a very vocal breed.
Low: The Miniature Shar Pei barks none to minimal.
Average: The Puggle barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Pocket Beagles are good watchdogs.
Miniature Shar Peis are average watchdogs.
Puggles are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Pocket Beagles are average defenders.
Miniature Shar Peis strongly protect their territory.
Puggles are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Pocket Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Shar Pei has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Puggle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Pocket Beagles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Miniature Shar Peis have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Puggles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Pocket Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Miniature Shar Peis have average wanderlust potential.
Puggles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Pocket Beagles have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Miniature Shar Peis have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Puggles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Pocket Beagles are apartment-friendly dogs.
Miniature Shar Peis are apartment-friendly dogs.
Puggles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Pocket Beagles adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Miniature Shar Peis adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Puggles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Pocket Beagles do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Miniature Shar Peis do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Pocket Beagle vs Miniature Shar Pei vs Puggle

Stranger Friendly
Pocket Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Miniature Shar Peis are not stranger friendly dogs.
Puggles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Pocket Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Miniature Shar Peis are not kid-friendly dogs.
Puggles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Pocket Beagles are cat-friendly dogs.
Miniature Shar Peis are average friendly towards cats.
Puggles are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Pocket Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature Shar Peis are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Puggles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Pocket Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Shar Pei is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Puggle is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pocket Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Miniature Shar Peis are not recommended for elderly people.
Puggles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Pocket Beagles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Miniature Shar Peis are generally with other pets.
Puggles are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Pocket Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Miniature Shar Peis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Puggles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Pocket Beagle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Miniature Shar Pei breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Puggle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Pocket Beagle vs Miniature Shar Pei vs Puggle

Health Issues
The Pocket Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Puggles are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Eye Diseases
Epilepsy
Hypothyroidism
Beagle Dwarfism
Funny Puppy Syndrome
Chinese Beagle Syndrome
Cleft Lip
Cleft Palate
Cryptorchidism
Hermaphroditism
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)
Epiphyseal Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patellar Luxation
Allergies
Entropion
Skin Irritation
Cherry Eye
Distichiasis
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Obesity
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 10-13 years 9-11 years 10-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Pocket Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Miniature Shar Peis have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Puggles have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Pocket Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Miniature Shar Peis exercise need is minimal.
Puggles have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Pocket Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Miniature Shar Peis like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Puggles sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Pocket Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
High: The Puggle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Miniature Shar Pei can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Pocket Beagle has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Miniature Shar Pei has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Puggle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Pocket Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Miniature Shar Pei drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Puggle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Pocket Beagle vs Miniature Shar Pei vs Puggle

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 3-5 puppies 4-6 puppies 3-5 puppies

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