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