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