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