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