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