Since his name was mispronounced several times today....just for you that don't know - "Keyser" is pronounced "Kizer".  He's named after the character Keyser Soze in "The Usual Suspects" and that's where the spelling comes from as well.

Anyway, last Sunday - March 22nd - was Keyser's one year anniversary with us.  We didn't intend to get another dog...but it just happened.  The night before we stopped in "The Pet Store" in Chambersburg, PA and I fell in love with a Puggle.  Unfortunately, she had a HUGE price tag and no papers coming with it.  Once home, I checked the website for the rescue we had gotten Toby at.  They happened to have 3 puggles available - a tan one, a brown & white one and a tri-color.  We went up the next day, but had to go up later - which often can mean the dog you're hoping for is gone.  I had chosen the brown & white one from the internet.  We get there - all 3 are still available; but I kind of liked the tri-color better (we later found out the brown & white one was blind).  They get him out for us and we begin the decision.  It's a puppy, 2:00 a.m. walks and such......  I'm not kidding when I say that within 5 minutes of us getting him out of the cage....2 other people show up wanting him!!!  It was a sign (the same thing happened with Toby) we took him!!

I'd be lying if I said the adjustment was easy - it wasn't.  Little puppies are like having babies....but all has been going well and let's just say..."It's A Good Thing He's Cute!"

Keyser's Rescue Photo:

Keyser's First Day At Home:

Keyser All Grown Up:

In case you're wondering....most Puggles that you see are brown with a black face.  Puggle's are not pure bred's but are referred to as "designer breeds".  Puggles are a cross between a Pug and a Beagle.  Keyser is considered a "second generation" Puggle, which means his parentage could be any of the following:  Puggle to Puggle, Puggle to Pug or Puggle to Beagle.  Coming from a rescue - we really don't know.


  1. Awwww - he's so cute! But how big did he get? Can't tell from the pic. Beagle size? Or more pug size?

  2. Actually - it can go either way!! Keyser weighs 25 lbs. and that seems to be the norm. Because the breed isn't perfected yet- you never know which way they'll go. Keyser is larger than a Pug but would probably be the same size as a small beagle.


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