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