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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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