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