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