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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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