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