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