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