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