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