When two specific breeds are purposely crossed with the goal of creating a new breed that exhibits a combination of the best qualities of both parent breeds while reducing the risk for some of the health problems associated with the two parent breeds, the result is called a hybrid or designer breed. In the case of the beagle mix, one parent must be a beagle. Many of the hybrids have been created in the United States, but the beagle originated in England. Once used by hunters to track hare and deer, the beagle has become one of the most consistently popular dog breeds in America’s pet-owning households. The beagle is a member of the American Kennel Club’s non-sporting group of dogs.
A Beagle mix may have physical features, such as size and coat length, of the breed they are bred from, as well as the Beagle.
A Beagle Mix may take the characteristics of one dog parent or the other, both, or possibly something entirely different. A Beagle and Labrador mix is a gentle, affectionate, medium-sized dog, and gets along very well with kids. The Doxel (Beagle and Dachshund) is very playful and full of energy, but can be stubborn and has a strong hunting instinct. Another Beagle mix that tends to follow its hunting instinct is the Beagle – Terrier mix.
|Preferred Climate:||Any Climate|
|Life Span:||12-15 Years|
|Nicknames:||Some of the most popular Beagle mixes are listed here: Puggle (Pug / Beagle), Poogle (Poodle / Beagle), Peabull (American Bulldog / Beagle), Australian Sheagle (Beagle / Australian Shepard)|
Beagle Mix Build Information
A beagle mix will inherit some physical traits from the beagle parent. These characteristics may include the floppy earflaps, the sturdy frame, the smooth coat and the beloved dark outline around the eyes. Beagles come in two sizes. They may be as tall as 15 inches at the shoulder, and the average weight ranges between 20 and 35 pounds. Their short coats may be tricolor, piebald or a solid hue. A Beagle mix may have physical features, such as size and coat length, of the breed they are bred from, as well as the Beagle.
|Length (Male):||13-20 in.|
|Length (Female):||14-16 in.|
|Weight:||26 - 40 lbs|
|Litter Size:||5 - 10 Puppies|
|Tail Dock or Crop:||No|
Behaviour and Personality
A beagle mix will inherit some of the beagle parent’s temperament. Beagles are active, playful, sociable and affectionate. They are excellent family companions for households with children. Beagles are always ready to tag along on an adventure. Be aware that beagles have an insatiable and determined need to track once they pick up a scent, which means that a beagle or beagle mix needs a securely fenced yard and should always remain on a leash in public locales. Beagles are known for their baying, howling and loud, trumpet-like barking. A Beagle Mix may take the characteristics of one dog parent or the other, both, or possibly something entirely different. A Beagle and Labrador mix is a gentle, affectionate, medium-sized dog, and gets along very well with kids. The Doxel (Beagle and Dachshund) is very playful and full of energy, but can be stubborn and has a strong hunting instinct. Another Beagle mix that tends to follow its hunting instinct is the Beagle – Terrier mix.
|Activity Level:||Very Active|
|Affection Level:||Very Affectionate|
|Dominating or Submissive?:||Submissive|
|Energy Level:||Very Active|
|Good to Other Pets:||Friendly|
Beagles require minimal grooming. If your beagle mix inherits the smooth coat of the beagle parent, using a grooming mitt week once a week will remove dead hair, reduce shedding and maintain the skin and coat health. Clean the dog’s ears weekly if they appear dirty. The teeth should be brushed at least three times a week to prevent periodontal disease and maintain good overall health.
|Colors:||Black, Blue, Fawn, Lemon, Red, Tan, Tri-Color|
Beagle Mix Common Health Conditions
If you are considering the addition of a beagle mix into your household, do your homework and research the health conditions to which the beagle and the other parent breed are prone. All of the genetic health conditions of both parent breeds may potentially be passed to your puppy. Some of these conditions of the beagle include intervertebral disc disease, congenital deafness, hypothyroidism, heart disease, epilepsy, patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, chondroplasia, cherry eye, progressive retinal atrophy and glaucoma. The average lifespan for a beagle is 12 to 15 years.
Beagle Mix Pet Insurance
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.
Breed Talents and Facts
Beagle mixes make playful and active family companions. The exact size, temperament and overall appearance of a beagle mix reflect a combination of those traits that are typical of the beagle and of the other parent breed. Most beagle mixes are small to medium in size. Most beagle mixes have coats that require minimal to moderate grooming. Mixed Beagle breeds, or designer breeds, are not recognized by any National Kennel Club. Choose Your Beagle Mix: The puggle is a pug and beagle cross. The raggle is a rat terrier and beagle cross. The glenchon is beagle and bichon frise cross. The beagleman is a beagle and Doberman pinscher cross. The boglen terrier is a Boston terrier and beagle cross. The bogle is a boxer and beagle cross. The popularity of the beagle has resulted in numerous other beagle mix variations to choose from.
|Jolly for Jogging:||Yes|
|Ideal for Tracking:||Yes|
|Security Guard Capable:||No|
|Wet Water rescues:||No|
|Assist Disable Owners:||No|
|Able to Perform Dog Carting:||No|
|Fun with Lure Coursing:||No|
|Possible Schutzhund Work:||No|
|Trainable for Tricks:||No|