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