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