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