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