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How Much Does a Puggle Cost? (2024 Price Guide)

Written by: Nicole Cosgrove

Last Updated on July 5, 2024 by Dogster Team

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How Much Does a Puggle Cost? (2024 Price Guide)

The Puggle is a cross between the Beagle and Pug. They have become increasingly popular over the past decade because they’re an adorable, active, and social pup that fits into many lifestyles. But as with all dogs, they cost money to own. So, if you’re looking to get one of these cute hybrids, do you know how much it costs to own a Puggle? Let’s find out!

Bringing Home a New Puggle: One-Time Costs

Free

Generally, no reputable breeder or shelter will give you a Puggle puppy without charging an adoption fee. Most shelters also require that puppies get certain vaccinations and tests before they can leave the facility. These costs vary from state to state.

Adoption

  • $50–$400

If you’re adopting a Puggle from a rescue or shelter, they may charge an adoption fee, which can range anywhere from $50 to over $400. The adoption fee is typically used to cover the costs associated with the rescue or shelter and usually covers spay/neuter if the dog is old enough and any age-appropriate vaccinations and microchipping that occurred before adoption.

Breeder

  • $1,200–$3,000

If you’re buying a Puggle puppy from a breeder, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,200 to over $3,000 for a high-quality pup. Prices may vary depending on location, pedigree, coat color and type, breeder experience, and other factors. Rarer colors may cost more. Note that this cost is usually just for the dog themselves and doesn’t include travel costs to get to the breeder, especially since many breeders no longer ship animals. So, if you have to travel a long way to get a Puggle, you’ll spend more money.

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Initial Setup and Supplies

  • $50–$500+

In addition to the purchase or adoption fee for a new Puggle, there are other start-up costs that you should consider. These include:

  • Crate and bedding
  • Collar and leash
  • Toys
  • Food
  • Grooming supplies
  • Microchip and registration
Puggle in grass
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List of Puggle Care Supplies and Costs

A new Puggle puppy will require a variety of supplies to ensure their health and happiness. While many of these items can be reused, it’s important to factor in the cost for each item when preparing for your pup:

ID Tag and Collar $15
Spay/Neuter $145
X-ray Cost $100–$250
Ultrasound Cost $250–$500
Microchip $45–$55
Teeth Cleaning $150–$300
Bed/Tank/Cage $30
Nail Clipper (optional) $7
Brush (optional) $8
Toys $30
Carrier $40
Food and Water Bowls $10

How Much Does a Puggle Cost per Month?

$150–$500+

In addition to the one-time set-up costs, there are certain ongoing expenses associated with owning a Puggle.

Health Care Costs

  • $50–$150

In addition to the costs associated with ongoing care, it’s important to factor in healthcare costs. Regular vet visits are essential for all dogs, even more so for breeds that might have health concerns, such as the Puggle. While your Puggle probably won’t need to visit the vet every month, generally, you can expect to pay $50–$100 per visit, which may or may not include the cost of vaccinations. It’s a good idea to have your Puggle inspected by your vet upon bringing them home to make sure that they are healthy.

Food Costs

  • $30–$100

The cost of food for a Puggle will vary depending on the type and quality of food, as well as the size/weight of your pup. Generally, you can expect to spend anywhere from $30 to $100 per month on dog food. Treats for your pup can range from $5 to $10 per month, depending on the type of treat and how often you give them.

Grooming Costs

  • $0–$150

The cost of having your Puggle groomed will depend on the type of grooming (basic bath/nail trim, full groom, etc.). This may not be a monthly cost, but generally, you can expect to spend anywhere from $50 to $100 every few months.

Preventative Care

  • $30–$100

Preventative care includes things such as vaccines, flea treatment, and heartworm treatment and prevention. This can cost $30 to $100 per month, depending on the type of vaccine/prevention needed and how often it is needed. Depending on your pup’s health and lifestyle, you may have additional costs for medications or specialized vet visits. The cost of these can vary greatly, so it’s important to research any potential treatments before adopting a Puggle.

Puggle puppy running in the yard
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Pet Insurance Costs

  • $15–$50

Pet insurance is not required, but it can help protect you from unexpected veterinary costs. Depending on your policy, you can expect to pay anywhere from $15 to $50 per month for pet insurance coverage. But this can vary depending on the company you choose and whether you have add-ons that aren’t covered under a standard policy.

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Environment Maintenance Costs

  • $0–$300+

Puggles will require a safe, secure environment to live in. This may include a fenced-in backyard, doggy door, and/or doghouse for protection from extreme weather conditions or for when you are away from home. The cost of setting up these features can vary greatly depending on the size and type of enclosure. It won’t be a monthly cost, but some aspects may require replacement over time.

Entertainment Costs

  • $15–$50

Puggles require plenty of exercise and entertainment. Whether you take your pup to the park or invest in special toys, these costs can add up quickly. Generally, you can expect to spend anywhere from $15 to $50 per month on dog accessories and entertainment.

Total Monthly Cost of Owning a Puggle

  • $150–$500+

Once all the one-time and ongoing expenses are taken into consideration, the total monthly cost of owning a Puggle can range from $150 to $500. Remember that some things like vet visits and environment maintenance may not be recurring monthly costs, but things like food and pet insurance are.

Additional Costs to Factor In

In addition to monthly costs, there are a few other costs to factor in that aren’t always necessary and may only be occasional but are worth planning for in your budget.

  • Pet sitters when going on vacation: $15 to $25 per day
  • Dog walking services when you are away from home for long periods of time: $10 to $20 per walk
  • Additional vet visits for behavior/training issues: $50 to $100 per visit
  • Emergency veterinary care (if needed): Varies greatly depending on the situation
  • Possible household damage caused by your pet: Varies depending on the damage
Puggle relaxing on the couch
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Owning a Puggle on a Budget

Although the price of owning a Puggle seems daunting for those on a budget, there are a few ways that you can stick to your budget and even save money.

Saving Money on Puggle Care
  • Shop around for the best prices on supplies, food, and vet visits.
  • Get your Pug spayed or neutered to save money in the long run on vet visits, food, and preventative care.
  • Make sure you research all potential health issues that the breed may be predisposed to so you can budget for any possible treatments or medications.
  • Check out pet insurance plans. Many offer discounts if your pet is microchipped and up to date on vaccinations and annual checkups.
  • Look into getting a dog walker or pet sitter when going away instead of having them stay at a kennel. This can be cheaper than boarding but just as safe and secure.
  • Create a budget for pet-related expenses so you can stay on track with your spending.
  • Take advantage of online deals and discounts. Many stores offer specials and coupons for dog owners.
  • Find out if there are any free or discounted vet visits in your area, especially during holidays or special events at vaccination clinics.
  • Look into local clubs or organizations that may be able to provide low-cost vaccinations, spay/neuter services, microchipping, and other services that can help you save money over time.
  • Make sure to give your Puggle plenty of love and attention—this is totally free!

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Conclusion

Owning a Puggle can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it is important to consider the costs that come along with it. Be sure to do your research and plan ahead so you are prepared for all the potential expenses associated with owning and caring for this lovable breed. With proper planning, you can ensure that your pup will have the best life possible while keeping your budget secure. Good luck!

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