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