n. A dog bred from a pug and a beagle.
The sudden popularity of the puggle, a dog bred from a pug and a beagle, has started up a long-running argument among animal lovers about mixing breeds and species.
—“Designer Dogs Spark Breeding Controversy,” NBC 10, November 16, 2005
The puggle — the result of a one-night stand between a beagle and a pug — has families cooing and cuddling all over New York. Even tough-guy "Soprano" James Gandolfini recently bought one of the black-nosed rascals.
—Raakhee Mirchandani, “Puggle power pooch,” New York Post, November 03, 2005
2000 (earliest)
Patty Hayes suggested that a schnoodle with some pug thrown in would be a schnuggle. While Candi Wagner said that a poodle/pug mix would be called a puggle.
—Sarah Casey Newman, “Mixed breeds inspire creative naming games,” The St. Louis Post-Dospatch, October 07, 2000