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