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