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