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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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