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