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