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