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