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