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