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