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