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