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