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