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