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