Beagles are easily identified by their black, tan and white short fur, big brown eyes and floppy ears. Not to mention that howl. They’re also one of the smallest members of the Hound group, broken into two categories: measuring either 13 inches (or less) at the shoulder or between 13 to 15 inches. The Beagle’s cuddly temperament, strong sense of smell and hunter demeanor makes for a great, but often unpredictable, mixer with another dog breed’s amped up drive or feisty personality. Beagle mixes can often be the best of both breeds.
Dogster compiled a list of the most common Beagle mixes and what temperament you can expect from each mixed breed, based on the two parent dog breeds. Of course, as with all mixed breeds, there is no guarantee.
Top Beagle mixes
Pug-Beagle mix (Puggle)
Fun plus snuggles equals the Puggle, or Pug-Beagle mix, who adapts well to smaller living situations. The Pug’s penchant for Brachycephalic syndrome, a breathing condition that affects flat-faced dogs, might not be too severe thanks to the Beagle’s longer nasal genes.
The Pug was bred to be a human companion, so expect extra cuddles and lap time from this mix.
To read more about the Pug dog breed, go to our Pug breed profile.
Beagle-Labrador mix (Beagador)
Think: A Beagle who loves water with an extra shot of energy and affection, and you have this Labrador Retriever-Beagle mix. Based on the sizes of the two parent breeds, this mix will weigh anywhere between 25 and 45 pounds, but has a penchant for becoming overweight, due to a food loving gene combination. Regular exercise is a must.
Read our Labrador Retriever breed profile here.
Beagle-Chihuahua mix (Cheagle)
One of the smallest Beagle mixes, the Cheagle is a very dependent and loyal dog that loves her person, much like the Chihuahua dog breed. Chihuahuas can be oblivious to their tiny size and and act as a watchdog, barking at strangers. The Cheagle measures 8 to 13 inches and weighs up to 20 pounds.
Read our full article on popular Chihuahua mixes.
American Pitbull-Beagle mix (Beaglebull)
Think of this combination as the musclehead Beagle, thanks to the solidly-built American Pit Bull Terrier. The Beaglebull generally measures 18 to 20 inches and weighs 30 to 40 pounds, with a smooth, dense coat, similar to both the Beagle and the Pitbull.
American Pit Bull Terriers are affectionate and loyal if socialized from an early age. Mixed with the loyal Beagle, you may have a muscly cuddlebug on your hands.
Australian Shepherd-Beagle mix (Australian Beagle)
Measuring approximately 13 to 23 inches tall, the Beagle gets a color refresh thanks to the Australian Shepherd’s unique color patterns (Blue merle, black, red merle or red, all with or without white markings and/or tan (copper) points). This Beagle mix is likey to be a hard working and energetic dog, inheritting the intelligence, work ethic, endless energy and knack for dog sports from the Australian Shepherd and the Beagle’s hunting tendencies.
Boxer-Beagle mix (Boggle)
Looking for the fun and sometimes silly personality of the Boxer, but with slightly less energy? The Boggle takes the never-ending energy burst from the Boxer and tones it down with the Beagle’s laidback persona. The Boggle loves learning new tricks and thrives with an active family.
Learn more about the Boxer dog breed.
As with any breeding, do your research by going to the parent dog breeds’ club pages or Dogster’s breed profile pages and speak with the breeders to understand the positives and negatives when mixing two breeds. But most of all, enjoy your pup!
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