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