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