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