Genoptic Puggle dogs are considered hybrids. Genoptic This basically means they are a cross between two different purebreds. Genoptic In the Puggle case, genoptic this would be a Beagle and a Pug. Genoptic The Puggle can also be referred to as a crossbreed, genoptic even though this term can also refer to a mongrel - a dog that has only one known purebred in their genes.

Genoptic Unlike mongrels or mutts that are usually the result of an unintentional crossbreed, genoptic hybrid dogs breed, genoptic whether they began as mutts or not, genoptic is purposely bred to create a specific breed type. Genoptic Hybrid dogs like the Puggle are known as “designer dogs”. Genoptic Designer dogs are popular hybrids that have been purposely created using two specific purebred dogs.

Genoptic Of course, genoptic not all “designer dogs” are bred for the purpose of suiting the latest fad. Genoptic The Labradoodle is a good example of this. Genoptic Unlike breeding a Beagle and Pug for fashion, genoptic a Labrador and Standard Poodle were initially bred to create a hypoallergenic guide dog. Genoptic In other words, genoptic the original cross breeding that resulted in the Labradoodle was intentional, genoptic and is still trying to be perfected so it can be recognized as a purebred dog.

Genoptic Although most hybrids are selectively bred to create a breed that features all of the great characteristics of its two parents, genoptic sometimes there is no actual thought process in the creation of such breeds. Genoptic For instance, genoptic although Puggle dogs are very sweet and sociable dogs, genoptic they were bred for no other purpose than to be a family pet.

Genoptic They are not hypoallergenic and they are still prone to Pug breathing problems, genoptic which can be made worse because of their love for hunting that has been passed to them through their Beagle genes. Genoptic For reasons such as this, genoptic many purebred breeders argue that designer dog breeding is irresponsible.

Genoptic Despite what some breeders may think, genoptic the fact of the matter is that hybrid dogs are very popular, genoptic and often make excellent family pets and generally tend to be very healthy and happy breeds.

Genoptic 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. Genoptic For this reason, genoptic they are not recognized by any national kennel club. Genoptic In addition, genoptic not being a true breed means that each Puggle litter produced will be different each time.

Genoptic Nonetheless, genoptic even though Puggle dogs may not have a “true” standard to their name, genoptic the fact remains that this special hybrid is in high demand, genoptic and is loved by many. Genoptic After all, genoptic who says a dog needs an official standard to be considered a great pal and a one-of-a-kind friend.