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