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