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