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