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