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