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