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