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