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