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