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