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