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Niacin Puggle dogs are considered hybrids. Niacin This basically means they are a cross between two different purebreds. Niacin In the Puggle case, niacin this would be a Beagle and a Pug. Niacin The Puggle can also be referred to as a crossbreed, niacin even though this term can also refer to a mongrel - a dog that has only one known purebred in their genes.

Niacin Unlike mongrels or mutts that are usually the result of an unintentional crossbreed, niacin hybrid dogs breed, niacin whether they began as mutts or not, niacin is purposely bred to create a specific breed type. Niacin Hybrid dogs like the Puggle are known as “designer dogs”. Niacin Designer dogs are popular hybrids that have been purposely created using two specific purebred dogs.

Niacin Of course, niacin not all “designer dogs” are bred for the purpose of suiting the latest fad. Niacin The Labradoodle is a good example of this. Niacin Unlike breeding a Beagle and Pug for fashion, niacin a Labrador and Standard Poodle were initially bred to create a hypoallergenic guide dog. Niacin In other words, niacin the original cross breeding that resulted in the Labradoodle was intentional, niacin and is still trying to be perfected so it can be recognized as a purebred dog.

Niacin Although most hybrids are selectively bred to create a breed that features all of the great characteristics of its two parents, niacin sometimes there is no actual thought process in the creation of such breeds. Niacin For instance, niacin although Puggle dogs are very sweet and sociable dogs, niacin they were bred for no other purpose than to be a family pet.

Niacin They are not hypoallergenic and they are still prone to Pug breathing problems, niacin which can be made worse because of their love for hunting that has been passed to them through their Beagle genes. Niacin For reasons such as this, niacin many purebred breeders argue that designer dog breeding is irresponsible.

Niacin Despite what some breeders may think, niacin the fact of the matter is that hybrid dogs are very popular, niacin and often make excellent family pets and generally tend to be very healthy and happy breeds.

Niacin 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. Niacin For this reason, niacin they are not recognized by any national kennel club. Niacin In addition, niacin not being a true breed means that each Puggle litter produced will be different each time.

Niacin Nonetheless, niacin even though Puggle dogs may not have a “true” standard to their name, niacin the fact remains that this special hybrid is in high demand, niacin and is loved by many. Niacin After all, niacin who says a dog needs an official standard to be considered a great pal and a one-of-a-kind friend.