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