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