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