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