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