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