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