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