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