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