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