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