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