Choosing a Beagle Mix Breed: Which is Best for Your Home?

So you’ve chosen to purchase a beagle as a pet (or are at least strongly considering the option), and know you are left with the decision of which mix breed to get. All of them seem so cute, and honestly, you’re not quite sure if any of them would fit into your household dynamic at all.

Well, lucky you, I have a list of beagle mix breeds right here, and I will go through each one by one to help you pick the best breed for you.

Which beagle mix breed is the best for your home?

  • Cheagle – beagle + chihuahua
  • Bagel – beagle + basset hound
  • Beaski/Busky – beagle + Siberian husky
  • Puggle – beagle + pug
  • Coagle/Bocker – beagle + cocker spaniel)
  • Beaglemation – beagle + dalmatian
  • Beabull – beagle + bulldog
  • Poogle – beagle + poodle
  • Beago – beagle + golden retriever
  • Beagi – beagle + corgi

Each of these beagle mixed breeds listed above have their own quirks, and some work better in different houses and environments than other beagle mixed breeds do. I’ll go into each one of them specifically, and hopefully by the end of the article, you’ll be armed with enough knowledge to finally make your decision.

The Beagle

Before we go into specific beagle mix breeds, it might be useful to know a little bit more about a beagle in general. After all, each of these beagle mix breeds are one-half beagle, so they’ll be half of one certain personality. We had better make sure that a beagle would be a good fit in your home in the first place.

First thing’s first, beagles are super cute. If you’re looking for a cute dog, then you’ve found one. Beagles are really good dogs in general, but the fact that they are absolutely adorable and have floppy ears is definitely an added bonus.

Beagles have extremely buoyant and excitable personalities, along with a lot of intelligence (this can lead to mischeviousness at times, so watch out). They are great with kids, other pets, and big households because they are pack animals.

This means that beagles are also really good with strangers and make friends very easily. Their patience with children is another factor in their favor, and their temperament reflects that.

Originally bred to be hunting dogs, beagles still retain the desire to constantly sniff out and follow new and interesting scents. This leads to quite a bit of wanderlust and beagles have been known to being prone to wandering off.

Along with sniffing, beagles inherited the classic howl from their hunting ancestors. Though they do not bark often for no reason, when they do bark it is loud and continues for a bit.

Strangers will not usually set them off, but wildlife probably will. If you live in a neighborhood with noise restrictions or an unusually large family of squirrels, then you might want to choose another breed of dog.

Again, because of their genetics and their history, beagles require a lot of exercises. They like to run, play, jump, explore, and of course, smell. For this reason, purebred beagles may not be the best idea for small houses with no yards, apartments, or people who are not able to take the dogs on regular walks or adventures. However, beagles will adapt well to apartment living as long as they get to go out and exercise every day.

There is also a higher potential for weight gain for beagles. Regularly exercising your beagle is important for their health. You will also have to carefully measure out their meals.

They have large appetites but don’t be fooled by the sad look in their big dark eyes. As long as you follow the diet plan your vet gave you (or at least, they should have given you one), you and your beagle will be alright.

Beagles can be stubborn, and training them does take some patience. But then again, when has training any dog ever been easy? And once beagles are trained, they are fairly easy to handle.

Their intelligence helps them a lot with understanding situations, recognizing faces, and following instructions. A lot of their ability to obey commands again comes from their history as hunters.

Beagles do a lot better in warmer climates and have a hard time being left alone. If you are always on business trips, then you might want a different breed. However, beagles can, of course, handle you going to work for eight hours every day, as long as you come home and give them some love.

Speaking of love, beagles are pretty sensitive, and won’t take very well to being yelled at or living in an exceptionally chaotic household. Like I said before, you are going to need to have some patience when training your beagle.

Below is a table that list a few of the biology facts for beagles:

Beagles Height Weight LifespanHair Length
Males 14-16
in
22-25
lbs
12-15 yrsMedium
Females 13-15
in
20-23
lbs
12-15 yrs
(females
typically
live longer than males)
Medium
BeaglesLitter SizeCaloric Intake Per Day
Males
N/A674-922 cal
The more active they are or the younger they are, the more calories they will
need
Females2-14
puppies
with
an average of about
7 puppies
per litter
674-922 cal
Pregnant females will need more
calories per day

The Cheagle (Beagle / Chihuahua)

Beagles are medium sized dogs, and chihuahuas are small dogs, so when you breed the two of them together, you get a very small dog with a whole lot of personality.

The energy of a hunter dog combined with the energy of a small yappy dog is going to give you more energy than your four-year-old probably has (well, maybe if your four-year-old hasn’t eaten any sugar in the past couple of hours).

You’re going to need to find a way to exercise your cheagle. It is harder to exercise a small dog, but even playing with your cheagle indoors or playing a game of catch every day in the back yard will help.

Because cheagles are bred from two pretty stubborn dogs, make sure to start training early, and to be patient.

Cheagles are great for small houses with minimal access to dog parks or walking trails. Cheagles are also probably the best bread of beagle for an apartment since they are so tiny. If your active, energetic, and have a desire to be able to carry your dog around in your purse, then the cheagle is for you.

The Bagel (Beagle / Basset Hound)

With its funny name and adorably wrinkled face, a bagel is bound to win your heart. Don’t tell me love at first sight isn’t possible.

Bagels have inherited basset hound’s absurdly long, dropping ears and a lazy personality. Of course, the basset hound slothfulness isn’t really compatible with the beagle’s energetic personality, so be prepared for a bipolar dog that alternates between fits of playfulness and long dozes in the sunlight.

Bagels love company perhaps even more than the average beagle, so if you have kids or more family pets, then a bagel is for you (you probably want to eat a bagel too, right about now).

The Beaski or Busky (Beagle / Husky)

Huskys are pretty big dogs and beagles are only medium sized dogs, so it’s going to be a toss-up as to which side wins out and how big your beaski mix breed is going to turn out. Your beaski is likely to have the floppy beagle ears and the blue husky eye, making a striking combination.

If your beaksi is more beagle than husky, then they are going to be great with kids and they are going to be more affectionate. If your beaski is more husky than beagle, however, they might not work as well with small children because Huskies are not as affectionate. Huskies also hate cats, so if you have a family pet cat, maybe steer towards a different beagle mix breed.

No matter what side of your beaski is stronger, they are going to be intelligent, active, are hard working. They will make great watchdogs, though you might have to watch out for the barking and the chasing that might start happening.

The Puggle (Beagle / Pug)

Both pugs and beagles are stubborn and have a problem with overeating, so if you get a puggle, you better buckle up for a long, patient, training period, and a carefully followed dietary plan. Reward your puggle when trying to teach them, and keep training sessions short, full of plenty of activities and praise to help both you and your dog out.

Your puggle is likely to be pretty small and sturdy. Pugs are dogs that like to sit in your lap, and that helps balance out the beagle’s more wanderlust personality. Puggles love people and are happy dogs.

Coagle or Bocker (Beagle / Cocker Spaniel)

Bockers are a perfect combination of an active dog and a lazy dog. More active than a bagel and calmer than a cheagle, a bocker will run around with you outside for hours before snuggling down with you for a few hours of afternoon dozing. They like routine and appreciate being fed and walked at the same time every day.

Bockers like to do things their own way, so training can be a little difficult. However, if you are patient and firm, and give lots of rewards, they will learn quickly and love you the whole time.

They are mild-mannered, so they would be great companions for older couples or houses with little kids. However, they do need to be exercised regularly, so you’ll need to live in a place that allows that. Big yards, dog parks, and trails are great for exercising with your bocker.

Beaglemation (Beagle / Dalmatian)

Dalmatians are big dogs, so your beaglemation might end up pretty big, although your beaglemation might instead lean towards the medium sized genes it inherits from the beagle.

Dalmatians have an excellent endurance rate, and that, combined with the endurance of a hunter which a beagle has, makes beaglemations very strong dogs. They would be excellent running partners, and that would be a great way to give them all the exercise they need (and help you shave down your mile time too).

Beaglemations are pretty highly strung, but they are good with children. My advice would be to forgo getting a beaglemation if you have consistently chaotic household or a baby that is just really good at crying.

Beaglemations do back less than beagles however, and they would be great if you are living in a neighborhood because you wouldn’t have to worry about angry neighbors at three in the morning.

They are pretty big cuddlers and don’t like to be left alone all day. If you are a stay at home parent or work from home, beaglemations would be a great choice for you. They are good watchdogs, are curious, and need love when being trained, not scoldings.

Beabull (Beagle / Bulldog)

Because of their short, stocky body, beabulls are excellent breeds for apartment living. They come from two very stubborn breeds, so training will be extra difficult, but if you start young and have patience, you will both make it through the process alive, I promise you.

Beabulls are extremely energetic and love playing. Sometimes they can get a little too energetic and are known for being a little destructive at times. They are great with kids and love people in general, so they will follow you around all day.

Although beabulls are not as active as beagles, they do need daily exercise. In general, however, they love to lay around and cuddle. They are not particularly good watchdogs and do not bark very often.

Poogle (Beagle / Poodle)

Poogles are quite small, with a lot of curly hair and a great intellect. Most people recommend that you put a poogle through a professional training program because they are notorious for outsmarting their owners, as well as just becoming selectively deaf.

Poogles are playful and social. They are protective of kids, interact well with other dogs, and love to chase cats and squirrels. They are extremely energetic, so going on daily walks is important, as well as small bursts of play time during the day.

They will shed more, as they inherit the poodle’s long, curly, fly away coat of fur we all love so much (just not on our black pants or in our cereal).

Because they are small, they are great for apartment living or for living with large families. Just make sure that you can provide them with enough exercise. They are definitely companion dogs and will love to spend time with you.

Beago (Beagle / Golden Retriever)

Golden retrievers tend to be extremely hyper and not quite as smart, while beagles, though energetic, are not as hyper, and a whole lot smarter. Both sides of the genetic pool mellow each other out and you end up with a well-rounded companion.

Beagos will love the water, love to sniff around, and love to play with you and your kids. They are typically bigger dogs, so if you live in a small house or have a lot of members in your family, you might want to consider a different breed of dog.

With the combination of the active golden retriever and the hunting beagle, your beago is going to need a lot of exercise. Get out every day on a walk, run, hike, or trip to the dog park. Play in the back yard and teach your kids to play with the dog.

Your beago is going to need quite a bit of training. Beagos are not obstinate, but they get their excitability and tail wagging from their golden retriever side and they can be prone to knocking things over or exploring too much. They will also shed more because they inherit a golden retriever’s long coat.

Beagi (Beagle / Corgi)

A beagi is going to be pretty, small, short, and stocky. They are great companion dogs and bond well with people. However, they can be defensive and territorial, and may not take kindly to strange dogs.

A beagi, though difficult to train on its own, becomes much easier to handle when bred with the Welsh corgi. The corgi’s temperament and mild-mannered personality help to alleviate some of the stubbornness found in beagles.

They are great as a stay at home dog, though they, of course, need energy. They like to be around you, so don’t leave them for too many hours at a time. Beagles are pretty susceptible to allergies, so make sure to take them to the vet and get them looked at during the spring.

Related Questions:

Are beagles prone to health problems? Although you can help your beagle live a long an healthy life if you make sure they have the proper diet and a good exercise routine, beagles can develop a number of health problems, including:

  • Itchy Skin
  • Ear Infections
  • Joint Problems
  • Diabetes/ Obesity
  • Heart Disease

Are beagles hypoallergenic? Beagles are not hypoallergenic, meaning that if you are allergic to dogs or pet hair, then you should avoid getting a beagle as a pet for your home. However, beagles rarely shed, so they are among the better breeds to get if you are allergic.

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