Benclamin Puggle dogs are considered hybrids. Benclamin This basically means they are a cross between two different purebreds. Benclamin In the Puggle case, benclamin this would be a Beagle and a Pug. Benclamin The Puggle can also be referred to as a crossbreed, benclamin even though this term can also refer to a mongrel - a dog that has only one known purebred in their genes.
Benclamin Unlike mongrels or mutts that are usually the result of an unintentional crossbreed, benclamin hybrid dogs breed, benclamin whether they began as mutts or not, benclamin is purposely bred to create a specific breed type. Benclamin Hybrid dogs like the Puggle are known as “designer dogs”. Benclamin Designer dogs are popular hybrids that have been purposely created using two specific purebred dogs.
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Benclamin Although most hybrids are selectively bred to create a breed that features all of the great characteristics of its two parents, benclamin sometimes there is no actual thought process in the creation of such breeds. Benclamin For instance, benclamin although Puggle dogs are very sweet and sociable dogs, benclamin they were bred for no other purpose than to be a family pet.
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Benclamin Despite what some breeders may think, benclamin the fact of the matter is that hybrid dogs are very popular, benclamin and often make excellent family pets and generally tend to be very healthy and happy breeds.
Benclamin 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. Benclamin For this reason, benclamin they are not recognized by any national kennel club. Benclamin In addition, benclamin not being a true breed means that each Puggle litter produced will be different each time.
Benclamin Nonetheless, benclamin even though Puggle dogs may not have a “true” standard to their name, benclamin the fact remains that this special hybrid is in high demand, benclamin and is loved by many. Benclamin After all, benclamin who says a dog needs an official standard to be considered a great pal and a one-of-a-kind friend.