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