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