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