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