Medroxyprogesterone Puggle dogs are considered hybrids. Medroxyprogesterone This basically means they are a cross between two different purebreds. Medroxyprogesterone In the Puggle case, medroxyprogesterone this would be a Beagle and a Pug. Medroxyprogesterone The Puggle can also be referred to as a crossbreed, medroxyprogesterone even though this term can also refer to a mongrel - a dog that has only one known purebred in their genes.

Medroxyprogesterone Unlike mongrels or mutts that are usually the result of an unintentional crossbreed, medroxyprogesterone hybrid dogs breed, medroxyprogesterone whether they began as mutts or not, medroxyprogesterone is purposely bred to create a specific breed type. Medroxyprogesterone Hybrid dogs like the Puggle are known as “designer dogs”. Medroxyprogesterone Designer dogs are popular hybrids that have been purposely created using two specific purebred dogs.

Medroxyprogesterone Of course, medroxyprogesterone not all “designer dogs” are bred for the purpose of suiting the latest fad. Medroxyprogesterone The Labradoodle is a good example of this. Medroxyprogesterone Unlike breeding a Beagle and Pug for fashion, medroxyprogesterone a Labrador and Standard Poodle were initially bred to create a hypoallergenic guide dog. Medroxyprogesterone In other words, medroxyprogesterone the original cross breeding that resulted in the Labradoodle was intentional, medroxyprogesterone and is still trying to be perfected so it can be recognized as a purebred dog.

Medroxyprogesterone Although most hybrids are selectively bred to create a breed that features all of the great characteristics of its two parents, medroxyprogesterone sometimes there is no actual thought process in the creation of such breeds. Medroxyprogesterone For instance, medroxyprogesterone although Puggle dogs are very sweet and sociable dogs, medroxyprogesterone they were bred for no other purpose than to be a family pet.

Medroxyprogesterone They are not hypoallergenic and they are still prone to Pug breathing problems, medroxyprogesterone which can be made worse because of their love for hunting that has been passed to them through their Beagle genes. Medroxyprogesterone For reasons such as this, medroxyprogesterone many purebred breeders argue that designer dog breeding is irresponsible.

Medroxyprogesterone Despite what some breeders may think, medroxyprogesterone the fact of the matter is that hybrid dogs are very popular, medroxyprogesterone and often make excellent family pets and generally tend to be very healthy and happy breeds.

Medroxyprogesterone 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. Medroxyprogesterone For this reason, medroxyprogesterone they are not recognized by any national kennel club. Medroxyprogesterone In addition, medroxyprogesterone not being a true breed means that each Puggle litter produced will be different each time.

Medroxyprogesterone Nonetheless, medroxyprogesterone even though Puggle dogs may not have a “true” standard to their name, medroxyprogesterone the fact remains that this special hybrid is in high demand, medroxyprogesterone and is loved by many. Medroxyprogesterone After all, medroxyprogesterone who says a dog needs an official standard to be considered a great pal and a one-of-a-kind friend.