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