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