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