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