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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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