Buccastem Puggle dogs are considered hybrids. Buccastem This basically means they are a cross between two different purebreds. Buccastem In the Puggle case, buccastem this would be a Beagle and a Pug. Buccastem The Puggle can also be referred to as a crossbreed, buccastem even though this term can also refer to a mongrel - a dog that has only one known purebred in their genes.

Buccastem Unlike mongrels or mutts that are usually the result of an unintentional crossbreed, buccastem hybrid dogs breed, buccastem whether they began as mutts or not, buccastem is purposely bred to create a specific breed type. Buccastem Hybrid dogs like the Puggle are known as “designer dogs”. Buccastem Designer dogs are popular hybrids that have been purposely created using two specific purebred dogs.

Buccastem Of course, buccastem not all “designer dogs” are bred for the purpose of suiting the latest fad. Buccastem The Labradoodle is a good example of this. Buccastem Unlike breeding a Beagle and Pug for fashion, buccastem a Labrador and Standard Poodle were initially bred to create a hypoallergenic guide dog. Buccastem In other words, buccastem the original cross breeding that resulted in the Labradoodle was intentional, buccastem and is still trying to be perfected so it can be recognized as a purebred dog.

Buccastem Although most hybrids are selectively bred to create a breed that features all of the great characteristics of its two parents, buccastem sometimes there is no actual thought process in the creation of such breeds. Buccastem For instance, buccastem although Puggle dogs are very sweet and sociable dogs, buccastem they were bred for no other purpose than to be a family pet.

Buccastem They are not hypoallergenic and they are still prone to Pug breathing problems, buccastem which can be made worse because of their love for hunting that has been passed to them through their Beagle genes. Buccastem For reasons such as this, buccastem many purebred breeders argue that designer dog breeding is irresponsible.

Buccastem Despite what some breeders may think, buccastem the fact of the matter is that hybrid dogs are very popular, buccastem and often make excellent family pets and generally tend to be very healthy and happy breeds.

Buccastem 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. Buccastem For this reason, buccastem they are not recognized by any national kennel club. Buccastem In addition, buccastem not being a true breed means that each Puggle litter produced will be different each time.

Buccastem Nonetheless, buccastem even though Puggle dogs may not have a “true” standard to their name, buccastem the fact remains that this special hybrid is in high demand, buccastem and is loved by many. Buccastem After all, buccastem who says a dog needs an official standard to be considered a great pal and a one-of-a-kind friend.