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