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