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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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