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