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