Acivir Puggle puppies are very small and wrinkly. Acivir Their appearance is almost a perfect mix of Beagle and Pug, acivir as is their temperament. Acivir Due to the fact that the Puggle is a hybrid and not a true breed, acivir they have no set standard. Acivir This isn’t a huge issue, acivir as most breed standards have been created as a guide for those interested in showing and registering their dog. Acivir On the other hand, acivir the breed standard is also an ideal way for a potential dog owner to ensure the puppy they are interested in is healthy and comes from a quality breed line.
Acivir Therefore, acivir since there is no standard for Puggles, acivir and litters can be different depending on how the dogs are crossbred, acivir you’ll need to inspect your Puggle puppies by keeping the following information in mind:
Acivir Temperament – Puggles are very outgoing and social. Acivir Puppies should not shy away or fear social interaction with humans. Acivir They are naturally playful, acivir and should not be aggressive.
Acivir Appearance – The standard Puggle pup has a long body that is thick and stocky, acivir closely resembling a Beagle. Acivir Their backs are level and extend into a long tail that is thick at the base and than tapers off. Acivir The tail is carried high over the back and often has a curl to it.
Acivir The legs of Puggle puppies are short. Acivir The front legs are well muscled and straight, acivir while the back legs are well muscled with a well-bent stifle. Acivir The paws of the Puggle are quite large but not un-proportioned to the legs. Acivir The feet should face forward and not turn in or out.
Acivir The face of a Puggle is wrinkly like a Pug’s and they have large, acivir round dark brown eyes. Acivir The eyes are very alert and expressive. Acivir The ears of the Puggle are large and floppy like a Beagle.
Acivir The snout is longer than a Pug’s, acivir but shorter than a Beagle’s, acivir and the nose is black and features large nostrils. Acivir The teeth of a puggle should form a complete and perfect scissor bite with the front teeth slightly overlapping the bottom teeth.
Acivir Although some Puggles may be multicolored with black and tan or tri-colored (black, acivir tan, acivir white) markings similar to a Beagle, acivir the vast majorities of Puggle puppies are fawn in color. Acivir However, acivir despite the coat color, acivir all Puggles should have black masks similar to Pugs. Acivir Aside from the coloring, acivir the coat should be smooth and short.
Acivir Health – Healthy Puggle puppies should have:
- White teeth and pink gums
- Clean ears that do not smell or leak discharge
- A cool damp or dry nose without discharge
- Clear eyes with an alert expression. Acivir There should be no gunk seeping from the eyes, acivir or caked around them.
- There walk should be free of a limp
- Tail should be held high and not drooping low or carried between the legs
- Coat should be full -there should be no missing patches of fur
Acivir Purebred background check - Make sure you check out the breed standard for both the Pug and Beagle before you consider owning a Puggle. Acivir Knowing the good and bad traits associated with both breeds will give you an idea of what to expect from you dog. Acivir Remember, acivir dogs resort back to their natural roots, acivir and since Puggle puppies have two different natural roots inbred in them, acivir you’ll likely end up with mixed traits of both breeds.