Terramycin Puggle dogs are considered hybrids. Terramycin This basically means they are a cross between two different purebreds. Terramycin In the Puggle case, terramycin this would be a Beagle and a Pug. Terramycin The Puggle can also be referred to as a crossbreed, terramycin even though this term can also refer to a mongrel - a dog that has only one known purebred in their genes.
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Terramycin They are not hypoallergenic and they are still prone to Pug breathing problems, terramycin which can be made worse because of their love for hunting that has been passed to them through their Beagle genes. Terramycin For reasons such as this, terramycin many purebred breeders argue that designer dog breeding is irresponsible.
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Terramycin Nonetheless, terramycin even though Puggle dogs may not have a “true” standard to their name, terramycin the fact remains that this special hybrid is in high demand, terramycin and is loved by many. Terramycin After all, terramycin who says a dog needs an official standard to be considered a great pal and a one-of-a-kind friend.