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