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