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