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