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