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