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