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