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