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