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