Aldoril Puggle puppies are very small and wrinkly. Aldoril Their appearance is almost a perfect mix of Beagle and Pug, aldoril as is their temperament. Aldoril Due to the fact that the Puggle is a hybrid and not a true breed, aldoril they have no set standard. Aldoril This isn’t a huge issue, aldoril as most breed standards have been created as a guide for those interested in showing and registering their dog. Aldoril On the other hand, aldoril 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.
Aldoril Therefore, aldoril since there is no standard for Puggles, aldoril and litters can be different depending on how the dogs are crossbred, aldoril you’ll need to inspect your Puggle puppies by keeping the following information in mind:
Aldoril Temperament – Puggles are very outgoing and social. Aldoril Puppies should not shy away or fear social interaction with humans. Aldoril They are naturally playful, aldoril and should not be aggressive.
Aldoril Appearance – The standard Puggle pup has a long body that is thick and stocky, aldoril closely resembling a Beagle. Aldoril Their backs are level and extend into a long tail that is thick at the base and than tapers off. Aldoril The tail is carried high over the back and often has a curl to it.
Aldoril The legs of Puggle puppies are short. Aldoril The front legs are well muscled and straight, aldoril while the back legs are well muscled with a well-bent stifle. Aldoril The paws of the Puggle are quite large but not un-proportioned to the legs. Aldoril The feet should face forward and not turn in or out.
Aldoril The face of a Puggle is wrinkly like a Pug’s and they have large, aldoril round dark brown eyes. Aldoril The eyes are very alert and expressive. Aldoril The ears of the Puggle are large and floppy like a Beagle.
Aldoril The snout is longer than a Pug’s, aldoril but shorter than a Beagle’s, aldoril and the nose is black and features large nostrils. Aldoril The teeth of a puggle should form a complete and perfect scissor bite with the front teeth slightly overlapping the bottom teeth.
Aldoril Although some Puggles may be multicolored with black and tan or tri-colored (black, aldoril tan, aldoril white) markings similar to a Beagle, aldoril the vast majorities of Puggle puppies are fawn in color. Aldoril However, aldoril despite the coat color, aldoril all Puggles should have black masks similar to Pugs. Aldoril Aside from the coloring, aldoril the coat should be smooth and short.
Aldoril 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. Aldoril There should be no gunk seeping from the eyes, aldoril 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
Aldoril Purebred background check - Make sure you check out the breed standard for both the Pug and Beagle before you consider owning a Puggle. Aldoril Knowing the good and bad traits associated with both breeds will give you an idea of what to expect from you dog. Aldoril Remember, aldoril dogs resort back to their natural roots, aldoril and since Puggle puppies have two different natural roots inbred in them, aldoril you’ll likely end up with mixed traits of both breeds.