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