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