Stuffed Animals Details…
** Stuffed Puggle
** Tan with Darker Ears and Muzzle, White Paws
** Made by Russ Berrie
** 11 inches Long
In the long history that humankind shares with domestic animals – specifically the dog, there exists a certain symbiotic relationship. Once early humans managed to domesticate wolves, dogs saw use as hunting aids, as watch dogs, as fighters – in short, as tools to help make the lives of our ancestors a little easier. As times changed, so too did the priorities of the humans. Dogs were specially bred, not to herd sheep, or to guard one’s family, but to look a certain way. Swift and sure or big and burly were out. Small, cute and utterly helpless in a real world scenario were in! And that’s where the puggle comes in.
Pugs and Poodles are both genetically engineered breeds that would never have come about without the ‘assistance’ of humans. The Puggle is simply a continuation of that trend. The math is pretty straightforward after all. 1 Cute Thing + 1 Cute Thing = A Totally Cuter Thing that OutCutes both parents combined! Frankly, modern dog breeding to create cute yet ultimately helpless dogs is about as morbid as a canine version of The Addams Family. The only difference is that Pugsley here won’t be setting the house on fire or decapitating your sister’s Barbies or strapping the cat to a rocket, only to have the poor thing detonate without ever leaving the launch pad. Terrified? Scandalized? Russ Berrie makes it all better with Pugsley. With his soft warm body that’s as soft as the real thing, and wrinkly, personality-imbued face, he’s sure to be a hit with doggy fanciers all over!