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