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