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