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