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