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