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