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