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