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