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