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