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