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