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