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