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