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