Diet Puggle dogs are considered hybrids. Diet This basically means they are a cross between two different purebreds. Diet In the Puggle case, diet this would be a Beagle and a Pug. Diet The Puggle can also be referred to as a crossbreed, diet even though this term can also refer to a mongrel - a dog that has only one known purebred in their genes.

Diet Unlike mongrels or mutts that are usually the result of an unintentional crossbreed, diet hybrid dogs breed, diet whether they began as mutts or not, diet is purposely bred to create a specific breed type. Diet Hybrid dogs like the Puggle are known as “designer dogs”. Diet Designer dogs are popular hybrids that have been purposely created using two specific purebred dogs.

Diet Of course, diet not all “designer dogs” are bred for the purpose of suiting the latest fad. Diet The Labradoodle is a good example of this. Diet Unlike breeding a Beagle and Pug for fashion, diet a Labrador and Standard Poodle were initially bred to create a hypoallergenic guide dog. Diet In other words, diet the original cross breeding that resulted in the Labradoodle was intentional, diet and is still trying to be perfected so it can be recognized as a purebred dog.

Diet Although most hybrids are selectively bred to create a breed that features all of the great characteristics of its two parents, diet sometimes there is no actual thought process in the creation of such breeds. Diet For instance, diet although Puggle dogs are very sweet and sociable dogs, diet they were bred for no other purpose than to be a family pet.

Diet They are not hypoallergenic and they are still prone to Pug breathing problems, diet which can be made worse because of their love for hunting that has been passed to them through their Beagle genes. Diet For reasons such as this, diet many purebred breeders argue that designer dog breeding is irresponsible.

Diet Despite what some breeders may think, diet the fact of the matter is that hybrid dogs are very popular, diet and often make excellent family pets and generally tend to be very healthy and happy breeds.

Diet 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. Diet For this reason, diet they are not recognized by any national kennel club. Diet In addition, diet not being a true breed means that each Puggle litter produced will be different each time.

Diet Nonetheless, diet even though Puggle dogs may not have a “true” standard to their name, diet the fact remains that this special hybrid is in high demand, diet and is loved by many. Diet After all, diet who says a dog needs an official standard to be considered a great pal and a one-of-a-kind friend.