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