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