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