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