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