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