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