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