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