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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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