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