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