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