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