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