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