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