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