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