Stratterra Puggle dogs are considered hybrids. Stratterra This basically means they are a cross between two different purebreds. Stratterra In the Puggle case, stratterra this would be a Beagle and a Pug. Stratterra The Puggle can also be referred to as a crossbreed, stratterra even though this term can also refer to a mongrel - a dog that has only one known purebred in their genes.

Stratterra Unlike mongrels or mutts that are usually the result of an unintentional crossbreed, stratterra hybrid dogs breed, stratterra whether they began as mutts or not, stratterra is purposely bred to create a specific breed type. Stratterra Hybrid dogs like the Puggle are known as “designer dogs”. Stratterra Designer dogs are popular hybrids that have been purposely created using two specific purebred dogs.

Stratterra Of course, stratterra not all “designer dogs” are bred for the purpose of suiting the latest fad. Stratterra The Labradoodle is a good example of this. Stratterra Unlike breeding a Beagle and Pug for fashion, stratterra a Labrador and Standard Poodle were initially bred to create a hypoallergenic guide dog. Stratterra In other words, stratterra the original cross breeding that resulted in the Labradoodle was intentional, stratterra and is still trying to be perfected so it can be recognized as a purebred dog.

Stratterra Although most hybrids are selectively bred to create a breed that features all of the great characteristics of its two parents, stratterra sometimes there is no actual thought process in the creation of such breeds. Stratterra For instance, stratterra although Puggle dogs are very sweet and sociable dogs, stratterra they were bred for no other purpose than to be a family pet.

Stratterra They are not hypoallergenic and they are still prone to Pug breathing problems, stratterra which can be made worse because of their love for hunting that has been passed to them through their Beagle genes. Stratterra For reasons such as this, stratterra many purebred breeders argue that designer dog breeding is irresponsible.

Stratterra Despite what some breeders may think, stratterra the fact of the matter is that hybrid dogs are very popular, stratterra and often make excellent family pets and generally tend to be very healthy and happy breeds.

Stratterra 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. Stratterra For this reason, stratterra they are not recognized by any national kennel club. Stratterra In addition, stratterra not being a true breed means that each Puggle litter produced will be different each time.

Stratterra Nonetheless, stratterra even though Puggle dogs may not have a “true” standard to their name, stratterra the fact remains that this special hybrid is in high demand, stratterra and is loved by many. Stratterra After all, stratterra who says a dog needs an official standard to be considered a great pal and a one-of-a-kind friend.