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