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