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