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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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