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