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