Originally bred as hunting dogs, modern beagles are typically kept as family pets these days. And it’s easy to see why — they’re incredibly cute, they’re wonderfully good natured, and they are the perfect size for many owners. What’s not to love?
But despite the domestic lifestyle most modern beagles enjoy, they aren’t all cuteness and puppy kisses — they are still capable of holding down a job, as these super sniffers have one of the best senses of smell among all dogs.
This means that they are often tasked with using their noses to help humans.
For example, many hunters in Great Britain continue to use these canine accomplices while tracking down game. Beagle mix-breeds are also frequently employed by police K9 units and some work as search-and-rescue dogs.
But while beagles are clearly a beloved breed, some folks have decided to mix them with other designer dog breeds to produce unusual (and in some cases, even cuter) mixed-breed puppers.
We’ve sniffed out some of our favorites and listed them below so you can decide if one of these beagle mixed breeds is perfect for your family environment.
Check ’em out and let us know what you think!
Beagle Basics: How To Take Care of These Happy Hounds
Whenever you welcome a marvelous mutt into your life, there’s no guarantee that your canine companion will be an even representation of both parent dogs. With that in mind, it’s helpful to understand how each parent breed tends to act so you can determine whether your canine cross is a good fit for your family.
Here’s what you need to know about the happy-go-lucky beagle:
- He is a curious and kind canine companion. The beagle is an excellent furry friend to just about anyone, including kids and other pets. Note that this pup has a strong prey drive, so early socialization training is essential, especially if you have other critters in the home. While the breed has an affectionate nature, he tends to be more curious and playful than cuddly.
- The beagle is a small to medium-sized dog. The beagle usually weighs between 20 and 30 pounds and lives up to 15 years. The most common health challenges faced by the breed include allergies, obesity, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, and cherry eye. His playful personality helps keep him moving, but you’ll need to make sure you don’t overcompensate with food and treats that’ll pack on pounds.
- Moderate grooming is required. The beagle is a moderate shedder but has a short, smooth coat that’s fairly simple to maintain. This furry friend should be brushed regularly, and — because he has long, floppy ears that are susceptible to ear infections — pet parents should make routine ear cleanings a habit.
- He is an active breed. The beagle enjoys lots of playtime and movement on a daily basis. He also likes to follow his nose and is highly food-motivated, so you’ll want to keep plenty of training treats around the house. Keeping him leashed outside of fenced yards is also critical, as he will follow any interesting scents.
- He is vocal and sometimes an independent thinker. Your beagle will let you know how he feels with a bay, bark, or another wild sound. This canine clown is famous for his vocalizations and appreciates staying in on the action. The breed can be strong-willed at times, so he needs patient pet parents who are willing to invest in regular training.
20 Beagle Mixes: A Bonanza of Baying Beauties
Now that we know what to expect out of a beagle, we can meet the stars of today: beagle mixes! Check out these cute combo mix breeds!
1. The Cheagle (Beagle x Chihuahua)
This toy-sized pooch pairing can produce an affectionate, spirited, sociable, and fun-loving canine companion with confidence that belies his tiny proportions (thanks in large part to his Chihuahua parent).
But despite these awesome traits, the Cheagle or Beagle Chi has a surprisingly high energy level, which means you’ll need to provide this little one with plenty of daily exercise. This will not only keep him healthier and happier, but it’ll also help prevent him from developing problematic behaviors like jumping and nuisance barking. That said, his alert nature paired with his parent breeds being vocal won’t mesh well with apartment life.
Cheagles are best suited to active owners seeking a wet-nosed buddy. Due to his size, he is not recommended for families with children.
Loving the idea of a Chi combo canine? Meet more Chihuahua mixes.
2. The Bagel (Beagle x Basset Hound)
Look, this mixed-breed doggo is obviously cute, but we can’t stop thinking about how great his nose must be! By combining the incredible sense of smell beagles have with the similar olfactory awesomeness of the basset hound mix, you get a pooch who’s nothing short of an Olympic-caliber sniffer!
While he’s likely to be a little mischievous, this pup has the potential to be an excellent family dog, with both beagles and Bassets almost always friendly and loving company of canine and human form. This makes this pooch a great companion for kids and other family pets. Just keep him leashed beyond the yard, as his strong sense of smell can lead him astray.
3. The Beaski or Busky (Beagle x Husky)
This mixed mutt can come in a wide range of looks and colors. The pup can inherit the floppy ears and brown mask of a beagle or the baby blues and fluffy coat of a husky parent. You might even see a Beagle Husky Mix with the husky parent’s pricked ears and bushy tail! There’s no telling!
As the combination of two hardworking doggos, this mix is sure to be a determined worker with a really high energy level. So, you’ll want to make sure any Beaski you add to your family gets plenty of time to run, jump, and play. The pup may have a dense coat, too, requiring frequent brushing during shedding season to keep up with the fluff!
But fair warning: Cat owners may want to pick another mixed-breed dog, as huskies and husky mixes often have difficulty making friends with felines.
4. The Puggle (Beagle x Pug)
First of all, just take a moment to soak in this canine’s cuteness! I mean, come on! We don’t know if all Puggles are this adorable, but this one is certainly one of our favorite four-footers we’ve ever seen.
Created by mixing a pug with a beagle, the Puggle tends to be sociable, outgoing, and loving. Often, this pup will get along well with any other pooches in your family. He’s pretty pint-sized, too, as most will only grow about 12 to 14 inches tall. As a pooch prone to being a lovebug, he needs a lot of daily human interaction to stay content.
However, as endearing as the Puggle can be, he can be a bit strong-willed – especially when you’re trying to train him. But as always, patience and positive reinforcement are key. Keep at it, and you’ll soon be bragging about having the best-behaved beagle-pug mix in the neighborhood.
5. Coagle or Bocker (Beagle x Cocker Spaniel)
The combination of the sweet-natured and mild-mannered beagle and the sprightly and sporting cocker spaniel results in one fantastic four-footer! The curious nature of both parent breeds can shine through, making for a brave barker ready to take on any adventure.
The spaniel beagle makes a fantastic companion for older children, senior citizens, and singles looking for a sweet companion. Known as the Coagle, he’s a popular mixed-breed pupper who is easy to love. A perfect breed for apartment life, this little beauty will likely love cuddling on the couch, though he still needs a bit of exercise daily and plenty of mental stimulation.
Love the look of this cutie? Discover more cocker spaniel mixes.
6. Beaglemation (Beagle x Dalmatian)
Spot over here (see what we did there?) is a medium-sized dog who can have an extremely sensitive nature.
Potential sensitivity makes these pooches quite lovable, but it means you’ll have to use gentle training techniques to get the best out of him. He won’t like being reprimanded and may shut down if scolded by mom or dad.
He loves getting lots of attention and has really high energy levels, making him a good running companion. This mixed breed also can have a playful nature, so he may work well for active families with kiddos. As long as you can keep up with what seems like boundless energy at times, he may be a great fit for you.
7. Beabull (Beagle x Bulldog)
This sweet little pup often inherits the underbite and wrinkles of his bulldog parent and the floppy ears and coat patterns of his beagle side. The result? Utterly ridiculous levels of cuteness!
Playful, lovable, and chock full of energy, the Beabull is a loyal friend who makes an excellent pet for young kids. Just be prepared for a little bit of trouble when looking for harnesses and clothes if your pooch ends up with a bulldog-like build — his barrel-chested shape can make it tricky to find things that fit.
Caring for this canine can also be a struggle, as bulldogs are prone to a number of serious health conditions. Depending on how much wrinkly skin your pooch has, you may also need to wipe down his folds and dry them as needed, especially after rain, to prevent skin irritation.
Are you a fan of this combination cutie? Meet more bulldog mixes.
8. Poogle (Beagle x Poodle)
Look, we love the beagle, but he isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer — he gets by thanks to his keen sense of smell, adventurous spirit, and too-cute-for-words looks. He doesn’t sit around doing much long division.
But if you cross a beagle with a poodle — one of the smartest dog breeds around — you can get the best of all worlds! Not to mention, the poodle’s hypoallergenic coat may also be a bonus for allergy sufferers.
However, just understand that incredible intelligence isn’t always ideal. In fact, a super smart pupper often requires lots of mental stimulation, lest he becomes mischievous. So, be sure that you keep your Poogle busy to limit the trouble he’ll get into.
On the other hand, this doggo will pick up basic obedience training and tricks very quickly, and he is usually more than happy to show off all his skills. Be warned: Grooming can be a handful if he inherits the poodle’s curly coat.
9. Beago (Beagle x Golden Retriever)
Created by crossing a beagle with one of the best and most popular breeds for first-time owners, the Beago’s easy-going nature makes him fantastic for homes with children. The golden retriever parent can make him have a more cuddly nature than the purebred beagle.
He can also be a smart pooch who will quickly pick up basic obedience if properly motivated via positive techniques. Just watch your Beago beagle mix’s waistline, as both his parent breeds are susceptible to weight gain. Maintain a decent daily activity level through walks and backyard play, and limit high-calorie treats.
10. Lagle or Beagador (Beagle x Labrador Retriever)
What do you get when you cross a beagle with the world’s most popular dog breed? The Beagador — a friendly, enthusiastic, and playful family pet with a sweet disposition. And because Labs can display any of three coat colors, you can get a Beagador in your choice of several shades.
The Labrador Beagle mix will spend all of his time following family members around, soliciting tasty treats, and begging for scritches, though you should be able to distract him by flinging a tennis ball whenever necessary! Whatever you do, just be sure to keep your Beagador busy — this little lover will get into mischief if he’s not kept entertained.
Love all things there is to love about Labs? Meet more Labrador mixed breeds.
11. Beagi (Beagle x Corgi)
The short and stocky Beagi (who’s likely to top out at around 14 inches tall) is quite the social animal who gets along famously with other household pets. But he may become a bit over-protective or territorial at times, so be sure to socialize him well while he’s young. He may also spend all day corralling your kids and other pets, thanks to the corgi’s livestock-herding dog roots.
The Corgi Beagle mix is extremely loyal, and his sweet nature can ensure life-long bonds are formed with owners and caregivers. He can be an intelligent breed mix, however, requiring daily mental and physical stimulation. Proper exercise ensures a happier pup with a calmer demeanor than an underworked woofer.
12. Pomeagle (Beagle x Pomeranian)
The Pomeagle (or Beagle Pom) is generally a smallish dog displaying astute intelligence and affection. He does tend to exhibit some attention deficits as his curiosity often gets the better of him, and owners need to be firm and patient when training to keep his interest.
Like other Pomeranian mixes, the Beagle Pom adapts extremely well to small living spaces like apartments, making him an ideal dog for older people or folks who have limited space. Just watch for excessive barking, as he may have a vigilant nature and enjoy playing watchdog in your windows.
13. Beashund or Doxle (Beagle x Dachshund)
Before we talk about Doxles and what makes them so great, just stop and look at that face again. We promise it’ll make your day better!
The friendly disposition of the Doxle will set your mind at ease if you are already a pet owner, as the breed gets along famously with other animals. Part beagle, part dachshund, the Doxle adores your undivided attention and will keep you entertained for hours or for however long you are willing to roll around on the floor with him.
This pupperino may be a bit challenging to housebreak (something dachshunds are infamous for), but with time and patience, you should be able to teach him the dos and don’ts of poopin’ and peein’. His long and low frame can be prone to joint issues, however, like hip dysplasia, making proper weight control vital in long-term health.
Adore this doggo? Discover more dachshund mixes.
14. Teagle or Boglen (Beagle x Boston Terrier)
There’s no getting around it: the Teagle is an absolute cutie pie! We’re particularly fond of those with some brindle markings in their coats (as displayed in the little gal pictured above), but every Teagle is adorable. Plus, all Boston terrier mixes tend to be a silly sort, so you can expect endless antics with one of these furry pals around.
The Teagle tends to have quite a stubborn streak and requires plenty of activity to work off his high energy levels, so be prepared to keep your new pooch busy if you select one of these mixed-breed dogs. Such loving and affectionate doggos are ideal household buddies for most situations, and he’s pretty tidy to boot!
15. Borkie (Beagle x Yorkshire Terrier)
Made by crossing a beagle with a Yorkshire Terrier, the Borkie (a name we love, by the way…) is a small sized pup, who’s ideal for single doggy owners and large families alike.
The Borkie is extremely intelligent, loyal, and loving of his nearest and dearest. This Yorkie mix thrives on any attention you’re willing to heap upon him and is pretty sweet from the get-go.
Be warned, though, the Borkie loves using his voice and has no qualms about yakking and yapping all day. You’ll need to leave him with plenty of entertainment options when you head to work each day unless you want to come home to complaints from your neighbors.
16. Bea-Tzu (Beagle x Shih-Tzu)
Beautiful inside and out, the Bea-Tzu is a beagle and shih-tzu mix who can be an extremely warm, loving, and compassionate friend if he inherits the best of both parent dogs. A pretty social pupper, this combo canine loves both human attention and pupper play-dates.
Exceedingly good-natured, this pup is great for a variety of homes and familial situations, though he may not work very well for homes with very young children. Older kiddos, however, will usually love this pupperino.
17. Malteagle (Beagle x Maltese)
This powder-puff of cuteness is an ideal kiddie pooch for older kiddos as he cannot get enough playtime! In fact, he’ll likely follow your kids (and you) around day and night!
The Malteagle is, however, fairly difficult to train. He also needs regular grooming, thanks to the long, beautiful, smooth coats his Maltese parent contributes to the crossbreed. You can learn to perform this grooming yourself, but most owners will simply find it easier to leave such duties to the pros.
Can’t get enough of this Maltese mutt? Get to know more Maltese mixes.
18. Raggle (Beagle x Rat Terrier)
A small and powerful bundle of dynamite, the beagle-rat-terrier mix is a loyal and loving addition to any active family home. He will definitely need proper training to control his energetic nature, but once that’s accomplished, he can become a delightful, endearing, and entertaining pets who captivates everyone he meets.
Just understand that rat terriers have quite a prey drive, so you’ll want to keep your new pooch on a leash whenever in squirrel or rabbit country!
19. Beaglier (Beagle x Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)
This adorable mutt takes the friendly cavalier King Charles spaniel and mixes it with the curious beagle. As a result, you get a sweet canine cross that loves spending time with family and friends.
The Beaglier can be a total sweetie who prefers to be in homes where someone is usually around to keep him company. He is not meant to be left home alone for hours on ed. While he loves to play, he also makes an excellent couch companion.
20. Beagle Shepherd (Beagle x German Shepherd)
If you’re looking for a loyal canine companion, the beagle German shepherd mix is a great choice. This active pup is wickedly smart and happy to learn just about any trick, so long as you have a treat or two to offer in exchange.
Just understand that this mix will shed quite a bit, mostly due to his German shepherd parent. So, he’s not the best mixed-breed mutt for owners who like a tidy house.
Beagle Mixes: FAQ
Do you have lingering questions and concerns about beagle mixes? Check out the most commonly asked questions about beagles and beagle mixes and their corresponding answers.
What is the best beagle mix?
The best beagle mix for you depends on your lifestyle. Someone interested in a larger dog capable of hiking could match well with a Beagle Shepherd, while those after a lapdog would be better suited for a Malteagle or Bea-Tzu.
Is a beagle mix a good family dog?
A beagle mix can be a great family dog, but it all depends on what other breed he’s mixed with. For example, a golden retriever mixed with a beagle can be a wonderful family dog, while a Chihuahua-beagle cross would be less ideal for a household with kiddos.
Another aspect to consider is training and socialization, which both going a long way in making a dog suitable for a family with kiddos. This is also true of children, who must be taught to respect a dog’s space and treat them with kindness.
What are the different types of beagles?
The beagle comes in two sizes: 13-inch and 15-inch. The 13-inch beagle weighs under 20 pounds, while the 15-inch beagle weighs up to 30 pounds. There are 11 color combinations recognized by the AKC, including black, tan, and white, lemon and white, and red and white.
What is the temperament of a beagle cross?
The temperament of a beagle cross varies by what breed is involved in the mix. For instance, a beagle mixed with a Basset hound could be more laidback than a beagle mixed with a Lab. There’s also no way to predict if a beagle mix will take after the beagle side more or the other breed, which can significantly impact your pup’s personality.
Generally speaking, there’s a chance any beagle cross will inherit some of the beagle temperament, which is known to be friendly, great with kids, and curious. Your pup may also be sociable with other dogs, playful, and vocal.
We hope you loved our beagle crossbreed compilation and would love to hear what you think! Please feel free to share your own beagle mix photo’s with us and be sure to leave us a comment below.
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