Neil 72 Puggle puppies are very small and wrinkly. Neil 72 Their appearance is almost a perfect mix of Beagle and Pug, neil 72 as is their temperament. Neil 72 Due to the fact that the Puggle is a hybrid and not a true breed, neil 72 they have no set standard. Neil 72 This isn’t a huge issue, neil 72 as most breed standards have been created as a guide for those interested in showing and registering their dog. Neil 72 On the other hand, neil 72 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.
Neil 72 Therefore, neil 72 since there is no standard for Puggles, neil 72 and litters can be different depending on how the dogs are crossbred, neil 72 you’ll need to inspect your Puggle puppies by keeping the following information in mind:
Neil 72 Temperament – Puggles are very outgoing and social. Neil 72 Puppies should not shy away or fear social interaction with humans. Neil 72 They are naturally playful, neil 72 and should not be aggressive.
Neil 72 Appearance – The standard Puggle pup has a long body that is thick and stocky, neil 72 closely resembling a Beagle. Neil 72 Their backs are level and extend into a long tail that is thick at the base and than tapers off. Neil 72 The tail is carried high over the back and often has a curl to it.
Neil 72 The legs of Puggle puppies are short. Neil 72 The front legs are well muscled and straight, neil 72 while the back legs are well muscled with a well-bent stifle. Neil 72 The paws of the Puggle are quite large but not un-proportioned to the legs. Neil 72 The feet should face forward and not turn in or out.
Neil 72 The face of a Puggle is wrinkly like a Pug’s and they have large, neil 72 round dark brown eyes. Neil 72 The eyes are very alert and expressive. Neil 72 The ears of the Puggle are large and floppy like a Beagle.
Neil 72 The snout is longer than a Pug’s, neil 72 but shorter than a Beagle’s, neil 72 and the nose is black and features large nostrils. Neil 72 The teeth of a puggle should form a complete and perfect scissor bite with the front teeth slightly overlapping the bottom teeth.
Neil 72 Although some Puggles may be multicolored with black and tan or tri-colored (black, neil 72 tan, neil 72 white) markings similar to a Beagle, neil 72 the vast majorities of Puggle puppies are fawn in color. Neil 72 However, neil 72 despite the coat color, neil 72 all Puggles should have black masks similar to Pugs. Neil 72 Aside from the coloring, neil 72 the coat should be smooth and short.
Neil 72 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. Neil 72 There should be no gunk seeping from the eyes, neil 72 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
Neil 72 Purebred background check - Make sure you check out the breed standard for both the Pug and Beagle before you consider owning a Puggle. Neil 72 Knowing the good and bad traits associated with both breeds will give you an idea of what to expect from you dog. Neil 72 Remember, neil 72 dogs resort back to their natural roots, neil 72 and since Puggle puppies have two different natural roots inbred in them, neil 72 you’ll likely end up with mixed traits of both breeds.