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