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