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