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