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