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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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