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