10 Best Beagle Mixed Breeds that Make Great Family Pets!

The Beagle is one of the most popular dog breeds amongst American dog owners. Originally a hunting dog, these pups are supremely intelligent, excellent trackers, and fiercely loyal. However, Beagles are more than simply guardians. They’re also friendly, energetic, and playful, and can be a welcomed addition to any family. 

While the purebred Beagle is a favorite amongst many owners, many pet lovers have also found their perfect match with the wide assortment of Beagle mixed breeds. 

Different Beagle mixed breeds take on various sizes, appearances, and temperaments. We have curated the basics on 10 different mixed breeds to help owners choose the best fur friend for their family. 

READ MORE: The Best Australian Shepherd Mix Breeds. See which mixes take this energetic, intelligent work dog to the next level!

Best Beagle Mixed Breeds

  1. Malteagle
  2. Puggle
  3. Cheagle
  4. Beagle Shepherd
  5. Frengle
  6. Reagle
  7. Beaski
  8. Beagle Point
  9. Beagador
  10. Poogle

1. Malteagle

Beagle and Maltese mix
If you’re looking for a hypoallergenic dog, the Malteagle is a great choice.

Malteagles are a cross between a classic hunting beagle and the friendly and chic Maltese. This is a relatively new mixed breed and is generally found only in North America.

Size

This breed is an ideal lap dog, with a maximum weight of 25 pounds. This is one of the smallest beagle hybrids for those whose priority is to find a small dog with Beagle lineage. 

Appearance and Grooming

Malteagles vary in color from black and brown to cream and white. They have relatively short, but dense coats. Most Malteagles follow the lead of their Maltese parent and are hypoallergenic. They need to be brushed regularly to prevent their hair from matting.

Temperament and Energy Levels

These furry friends are known for their playful and affectionate personalities. Although they tend to yap, they are incredibly friendly and good with children.

Professionals encourage that owners train these dogs with a firm hand early on, as the hunting dog in them can bring out certain tendencies that need to be kept in check.

These furry companions do love to exercise, but their small size allows them to get all their zoomies out in the house if you don’t have access to a yard.

Life Span

Most Malteagles live between 12-15 years. This is a nice long life for a dog, and their lifespan can be maximized with regular exercise, high-quality food, and regular vet visits.

2. Puggle

Beagle and Pug mix
The Puggle is super cute and friendly, but it’s a big shedder.

The adorable Puggle is the crossover between a Pug and a Beagle. These are some of the most popular of the Beagle mixed breeds.

Size

Puggles usually run between 18-30 pounds and are considered smaller dogs. Their coloring can be any combination of their parents, which is usually some blend of black, white, tan, and red. 

Appearance and Grooming

For owners who are hoping for a pup that doesn’t shed, a different Beagle breed might be more up their alley, because the Puggle’s double-layered coat results in heavy shedding.

This dog is so cute that weekly brushing doesn’t feel like a chore. We like to use grooming mitts in-between brushing sessions to keep the shed hair to a minimum.

Temperament and Training

Just as one would expect, the Puggle’s temperament is a middle ground between the friendly and affectionate pug and the nose-to-the-ground beagle. These dogs are generally very active and energetic and need stimulation. However, most of their energy comes in short bursts, and they are not considered the best running companions. 

In terms of training, Puggles are considered loyal and family-friendly dogs, but their stubbornness and tendency to be easily distracted make them challenging to train. 

If you’re interested in finding assistance for training your dog, check out our advice on choosing obedience classes.

Life Span

The average Puggle tends to live around 12-15 years. Due to their short noses, they are often prone to a breathing issue called Brachycephalic Syndrome, which owners should be aware of and regularly watch for.

Overall, Puggles are a breed known for loving affection, attention, and companionship. 

3. Cheagle

Beagle and Chihuahua mix
The Cheagle is the smallest Beagle mix dog.

A Cheagle is a cross between a chihuahua and a beagle. Although they are one of the less well-known crossovers, they are growing in popularity. 

Size

Cheagles are the smallest of the Beagle crossovers, coming in at as small as 9 pounds and capping out at 20 pounds. Owners who have limited indoor space love these tiny pups.

Appearance and Grooming

Cheagles are most often brown, black, cream, or white. While the traits of each dog will vary, most Cheagles inherit the beady eyes of their Chihuahua parent and the floppy ears and strong build of their Beagle parent.

These furry friends aren’t considered hypoallergenic, however, they aren’t known for excessive shedding and are relatively low maintenance on the grooming front. Weekly brushing is generally sufficient to keep the hair in check.

Temperament and Energy Levels

Where these pups lack grooming needs, they make up for their need for attention. These dogs are remarkably energetic and require playtime with their owner. They’re also very loyal and protective, which might be something to keep in mind for owners with multiple pets.

Cheagles are known for being difficult to train, but with a dedication to consistency from a young age, they can end up being a great companion to both families with or without children. 

If you’re a first-time dog owner looking for a less challenging training experience, check out our Best Dogs for First Time Pet Owners guide. 

Life Span

The average life expectancy for a Cheagle is similar to that of other Beagle mixed breeds, ranging from about 10-15 years. 

While Cheagles are generally healthy dogs, they sometimes suffer from certain eye problems, such as cherry eye. Additionally, like many small dogs, they are at risk for mitral valve disease.

4. Beagle Shepherd

Beagle and German Shepherd mix
A Beagle Shepherd is a loyal and protective dog.

A Beagle Shepherd is a loyal and protective crossbreed between a Beagle and a German Shepherd. With both its parents known for their cleverness and intelligence, these dogs will keep any owner on their toes.

Size

The Beagle Shepherd is one of the larger Beagle breeds, ranging from about 55 pounds to 60 pounds. 

Appearance and Grooming

Beagle Shepherds are strong, sturdy dogs built for guarding and protection. They usually inherit their drop ears from their German Shepherd parent and their medium-long nose from their Beagle parent, however, this does vary from dog to dog.

Most Beagle Shepherds are multicolored, with white, brown, and black fur. They have a very dense, medium-length coat of straight hair. They’re not considered hypoallergenic and are more prone to shed than some of the other Beagle mixes.

Temperament and Energy Levels

Like many Beagle mixes, the Beagle Shepherd is full of energy. The combination of their energy level and their size makes them not as well suited for small spaces. They also tend to bark and occasionally howl, which can be difficult for pet parents who live in shared spaces. 

These pups love a good long walk or run, which an active owner will appreciate. However, professionals encourage that this dog is always kept on a leash due to their hunting instincts. 

Beagle Shepherds are a perfect fit for kids and families, as they are playful and affectionate. However, they do tend to get lonely and anxious, which can lead to destructive habits like chewing and digging.

If you do find your dog chewing, check out our dog-tested-and-approved list of Vet-Recommended Dog Chews to redirect their behavior!

Beagle Shepherds are intelligent animals and although they will need a dedicated trainer. Once acclimated, owners will find they are shockingly clever and resourceful.

Life Span

The average Beagle Shepherd lives to be about 11-15 years old. This is a nice lifespan for a dog, and it can be maximized with attentive care such as regular vet checkups.

5. Frengle

Beagle and French Bulldog mix
The Frengle is a rare cross but has grown in popularity in recent years.

This rare but growing-in-popularity pup is the cross between a Beagle and a French Bulldog. It has the perky Bulldog ears combined with a longer Beagle frame.  

Size

Frengles are considered a medium-sized Beagle breed, usually reaching full size at about 18-28 pounds. 

Appearance and Grooming

Loveable and low maintenance, this crossbreed isn’t one to shed excessively. Most owners confirm that Frengles need about one good brushing a week, and although that may not eliminate the shedding entirely, for the most part, it makes it a manageable problem.

Temperament and Energy Levels

Just like many Beagle hybrids, this dog is high-energy and requires daily exercise. However, because of the Bulldog genes, this breed is known for struggling with vigorous exercise in the hot weather, so owners should keep a special eye out for these pups in the summer.

Frengles are great with families but stubborn to train. For many owners, their playfulness and snuggles make up for the extra effort it takes to train them.

Life Span

The typical Frengle lives for about 12-15 years. While this lifespan is impressive, it can be shortened if the dog suffers from respiratory problems, so regular vet checkups are important.

6. Reagle

Beagle and Rottweiler mix
The Reagle is a scarce beagle mixed breed and is a large-sized dog.

The Reagle is one of the lesser-known and scarcer crossbreeds. It’s a cross between a Beagle and the powerful Rottweiler

Size

The Reagle is considered a medium to large-sized dog, usually growing to be about 50 – 65 pounds. 

Appearance and Grooming

Just as with all crossbreeds, the appearance of each dog varies, but for the most part, Reagles have a long snout, floppy ears, and almond-shaped eyes. Their coloring will be some combination of black, tan, and white. 

The Reagle has hair that’s longer and denser than some other Beagle mixed breeds, so it does need some extra maintenance. This breed isn’t hypoallergenic, and shedding can be best controlled if owners brush this dog once a day or at least 3 to 4 times a week. 

Temperament and Energy Levels

While Reagles are noticeably less playful than many other Beagle mixed breeds, they are known for being active dogs and require daily activity, such as walking and outdoor space.

WARNING: These are not considered the best dogs for apartment dwellers.

Reagles often take after their Rottweiler roots and can be standoffish with new people, but like the Beagle, they are likely to warm up to friendly visitors within a relatively short period of time. However, considering their hesitancy to trust both other humans and dogs, it’s important to put the time into training so that your dog knows the expectations. 

Life Span

Reagles are generally healthy dogs, but they sometimes suffer from similar issues as their Beagle and Rottweiler parents. Some of these issues are urinary tract infections, joint pain with age, ear infections, and in rare cases, epilepsy. Owners are encouraged to schedule regular vet visits to monitor their pet’s health.

7. Beaski

Beagle and Husky mix
An adorable and loyal cross between a Husky and a Beagle.

The hardworking Husky and the protective Beagle come together to make the adorable and loyal Beaski crossbreed. 

Size

Beaskis run from medium to large, ranging from about 35 – 50 pounds. 

Appearance and Grooming

The appearance of Beaskis is known to differ from dog to dog, even more so than the other crossbreeds, with some leaning more towards the Husky look and others with more Beagle.

Most Beaski’s have a dense, double-layered coat of hair, so they are prone to shedding. Professionals encourage brushing these pups at least 3 times a week to maintain healthy fur. 

Temperament/Energy Levels

Considering both the Beagle and the Husky are known for their hardworking nature, the cross of the two creates a very energetic dog with high endurance. Owners should be aware that this dog will desire a lot of exercise, with two walks a day or hours out in the yard being minimum. 

NOTE: These dogs would not be the best fit for an apartment dweller or a person without a yard.

Beaskis are great family dogs, as they are playful but gentle. However, always monitor your Beaski because they are known to be curious and sensitive. Beaskis take time and commitment to train and exercise, but their loving and gentle nature makes them a favorite amongst dog owners.

Life Span

Beaski’s have a general life expectancy of about 10-14 years. Some health issues to be aware of include eye diseases that both Huskies and Beagles are known to sometimes struggle with.

8. Beagle Point

Beagle and Pointer mix
The Beagle Point is a hardworking dog with a fun-loving nature.

Crossing both the Beagle and Pointer breeds, the Beagle Point does not have much-documented history due to their origination only 20 years ago in the United States. However, this crossbreed seems to be growing in popularity due to its fun-loving nature.

Size

Beagle Points are typically pretty big in size and stature. They can grow as tall as 16-20” and weigh about 45 – 60 pounds.

Appearance and Grooming

Due to the nature of breeding, the Beagle Point’s traits will vary. This has been seen amongst those born the same litter. A few key traits that are amongst all Beagle Points are medium size, tricolor short coat, and an athletic build. 

Beagle Points have short coats, so these pups need little care for their coats. Professional groomers recommend brushing and combing at least once a week. They do shed hair quite a bit. 

Temperament and Energy Levels

The Beagle Point will envelop the personality traits of their parents. Fun, loving, loyal, and very energetic will be some of the few characteristics of the dog making them perfect for the family and small children! However, always supervise small children near dogs. 

Stubbornness and separation anxiety can manifest early in a Beagle Point’s life. Early obedience and socialization training are the best ways to reduce these behaviors. 

If you’re considering using an obedience collar to train your Beagle Point, check out our suggestions!

Life Span

The life span of this type of breed tends to be around 13 years. Major complications for a Beagle Point could be epilepsy and overactive thyroid glands. Regular veterinary checkups will help your Beagle Point live as long as possible.

9. Beagador

Beagle and Labrador mix
Beagadors have adorable traits, including the signature floppy ears of both parent breeds.

The loyal Beagle and the laid-back Labrador come together to make another “designer breed” called the Beagador. This floppy-eared dog tends to be a nice mix of the traits of both dogs, with pups leaning toward a more Retriever look and more Beagle coloring.

Size

Size and weight vary on which parent the puppy takes after. Their weight can vary from 30 – 80 pounds and grow as tall as 24 inches. There’s a lot of size variation in this mix.

Appearance/Grooming

Beagadors have a short, dense coat that requires weekly grooming or brushing. Trimming their nails frequently will help reduce scratching floors and furniture, as these dogs’ nails grow very long. They come in many colors and will most likely have brown eyes.  

Temperament/Energy Levels

Beagadors are often described as having a Labrador with more energy. Similar to most Beagle breeds, they require lots of exercise and patience. Having a big backyard or walking these dogs is a must! They are loyal, friendly, and will always be the first to greet you at the door. 

Life Span

Beagadors have a lifespan of 12-14 years. Breeding between two purebreds reduces the likelihood that Beagadors will inherit any serious diseases from their parents. However, this does not mean they are completely immune and should always be given a healthy diet and exercise. 

Some medical issues to watch out for are hip and elbow dysplasia (abnormal growth in hips or elbows), glaucoma, or epilepsy.

10. Poogle

Beagle and Poodle mix
The Poogle is a curly beagle mix with a sweet temperament.

The iconic Poodle and gentle-hearted Beagle are bred to create a family favorite: the Poogle! If you’re looking for a cuddly, curly, unbelievably cute dog, check out the Poogle.

Size

There are a variety of sizes of the Poodle, so the size of a Poogle is all dependent on the parents of the puppy. Most likely, breeders will take a standard-sized Beagle and a miniature-sized Poodle to breed them. Owners will see their dogs grow up to 11-15 inches in height and weigh about 15 – 25 pounds.

Appearance/Grooming

This breed is small to medium-sized. Similar in appearance to a teddy bear, the Poogle’s coat is curly and can exhibit a wide array of colors. They are less likely to shed their coat, which is great for owners with allergies.

THOSE WITH ALLERGIES: Be aware that these pups can also inherit the Beagle parent’s coat. It can shed more and be less hypoallergenic.

Professionals recommend grooming weekly to keep their hair untangled and frequent trimmings due to continuous growth. 

Temperament/Energy Levels

With a Beagle and Poodle as parents, Poogles are just as fun as their name. They are high-energy and friendly, so frequent exercise is necessary for these dogs. However, they will not hesitate to curl up on the couch with you at the end of the day.  

Life Span

The average lifespan of a Poogle could be anywhere from 10-16 years, provided they are given the necessary exercise, great nutrition, and regular veterinary care.

They are prone to having dental disease, and frequent (recommended at least 3 times a week) mouth cleanings are a must to maintain their health. Other conditions can be joint issues in the hip and eye conditions later in life.  

If you are interested in dental treats to prevent dental disease in your Beagle mixed breed, check out our suggestions!

Final Thoughts

We love all of the Beagle mixes because they tend to bring out the best personality traits in each breed. The Beagle is such a fun dog on its own, but the hunting and baying temperament is greatly amended by mixing with less intense breeds while keeping the family-friendly playfulness of the Beagle.

These Beagle mixes are outstanding dogs, and sure to be fantastic family companions for years to come.

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