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