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