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