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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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