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