Acyclovir Puggle dogs are considered hybrids. Acyclovir This basically means they are a cross between two different purebreds. Acyclovir In the Puggle case, acyclovir this would be a Beagle and a Pug. Acyclovir The Puggle can also be referred to as a crossbreed, acyclovir even though this term can also refer to a mongrel - a dog that has only one known purebred in their genes.

Acyclovir Unlike mongrels or mutts that are usually the result of an unintentional crossbreed, acyclovir hybrid dogs breed, acyclovir whether they began as mutts or not, acyclovir is purposely bred to create a specific breed type. Acyclovir Hybrid dogs like the Puggle are known as “designer dogs”. Acyclovir Designer dogs are popular hybrids that have been purposely created using two specific purebred dogs.

Acyclovir Of course, acyclovir not all “designer dogs” are bred for the purpose of suiting the latest fad. Acyclovir The Labradoodle is a good example of this. Acyclovir Unlike breeding a Beagle and Pug for fashion, acyclovir a Labrador and Standard Poodle were initially bred to create a hypoallergenic guide dog. Acyclovir In other words, acyclovir the original cross breeding that resulted in the Labradoodle was intentional, acyclovir and is still trying to be perfected so it can be recognized as a purebred dog.

Acyclovir Although most hybrids are selectively bred to create a breed that features all of the great characteristics of its two parents, acyclovir sometimes there is no actual thought process in the creation of such breeds. Acyclovir For instance, acyclovir although Puggle dogs are very sweet and sociable dogs, acyclovir they were bred for no other purpose than to be a family pet.

Acyclovir They are not hypoallergenic and they are still prone to Pug breathing problems, acyclovir which can be made worse because of their love for hunting that has been passed to them through their Beagle genes. Acyclovir For reasons such as this, acyclovir many purebred breeders argue that designer dog breeding is irresponsible.

Acyclovir Despite what some breeders may think, acyclovir the fact of the matter is that hybrid dogs are very popular, acyclovir and often make excellent family pets and generally tend to be very healthy and happy breeds.

Acyclovir It is also important to point out that a hybrid dog is not considered a “true breed” due to the fact that they don’t have an official breed standard. Acyclovir For this reason, acyclovir they are not recognized by any national kennel club. Acyclovir In addition, acyclovir not being a true breed means that each Puggle litter produced will be different each time.

Acyclovir Nonetheless, acyclovir even though Puggle dogs may not have a “true” standard to their name, acyclovir the fact remains that this special hybrid is in high demand, acyclovir and is loved by many. Acyclovir After all, acyclovir who says a dog needs an official standard to be considered a great pal and a one-of-a-kind friend.