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