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