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