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