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