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