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