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