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