Adartrel Puggle dogs are considered hybrids. Adartrel This basically means they are a cross between two different purebreds. Adartrel In the Puggle case, adartrel this would be a Beagle and a Pug. Adartrel The Puggle can also be referred to as a crossbreed, adartrel even though this term can also refer to a mongrel - a dog that has only one known purebred in their genes.
Adartrel Unlike mongrels or mutts that are usually the result of an unintentional crossbreed, adartrel hybrid dogs breed, adartrel whether they began as mutts or not, adartrel is purposely bred to create a specific breed type. Adartrel Hybrid dogs like the Puggle are known as “designer dogs”. Adartrel Designer dogs are popular hybrids that have been purposely created using two specific purebred dogs.
Adartrel Of course, adartrel not all “designer dogs” are bred for the purpose of suiting the latest fad. Adartrel The Labradoodle is a good example of this. Adartrel Unlike breeding a Beagle and Pug for fashion, adartrel a Labrador and Standard Poodle were initially bred to create a hypoallergenic guide dog. Adartrel In other words, adartrel the original cross breeding that resulted in the Labradoodle was intentional, adartrel and is still trying to be perfected so it can be recognized as a purebred dog.
Adartrel Although most hybrids are selectively bred to create a breed that features all of the great characteristics of its two parents, adartrel sometimes there is no actual thought process in the creation of such breeds. Adartrel For instance, adartrel although Puggle dogs are very sweet and sociable dogs, adartrel they were bred for no other purpose than to be a family pet.
Adartrel They are not hypoallergenic and they are still prone to Pug breathing problems, adartrel which can be made worse because of their love for hunting that has been passed to them through their Beagle genes. Adartrel For reasons such as this, adartrel many purebred breeders argue that designer dog breeding is irresponsible.
Adartrel Despite what some breeders may think, adartrel the fact of the matter is that hybrid dogs are very popular, adartrel and often make excellent family pets and generally tend to be very healthy and happy breeds.
Adartrel 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. Adartrel For this reason, adartrel they are not recognized by any national kennel club. Adartrel In addition, adartrel not being a true breed means that each Puggle litter produced will be different each time.
Adartrel Nonetheless, adartrel even though Puggle dogs may not have a “true” standard to their name, adartrel the fact remains that this special hybrid is in high demand, adartrel and is loved by many. Adartrel After all, adartrel who says a dog needs an official standard to be considered a great pal and a one-of-a-kind friend.