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