The beagle was originally bred as a hunting dog, and the modern iteration of this canine retains much of that tracking ability. It’s still used as a tracker dog in the United Kingdom today, thanks to that formidable sense of smell.
Beagles are much more than working dogs, though.
This breed is not only super-smart, but they are also friendly and fiercely loyal dogs. With those trademark floppy ears – these come to the fore in most mixed breed beagles – and an occasionally baleful expression, these lovable dogs win hearts the world over.
Today, then, we have a showcase of the top 10 beagle mixed breeds. See if any of these doggos make a neat fit for your home.
I. 10 of the Best Beagle Breeds
- Beagle Shepherd
- Beagle Point
If you cross a beagle with a Maltese terrier, you’ll get a super-cute and fluffy furball eager to play all day long. If you’re hoping for a quiet and relaxed lapdog, this is not your best bet.
The Malteagle is notoriously tough to train, so this is a mixed breed best avoided if you’re a first-time owner. If you have the time and energy to devote to this cross breed, though, and you make sure to stay on top of grooming, you’ll be rewarded by a loyal and fun-loving addition to the family.
Crossing a beagle with a pug gives you the dinky and mischievous Puggle.
If you have small kids in the house, this mixed breed is chunky enough to stand up to some fun and games, and he loves children, too.
Unfortunately, this cross breed beagle is prone to brachycephalic syndrome. The beagle genes should mitigate the extent and severity of the breathing problems, but this breed will likely call for plenty of visits to the vet.
Standing from 10 to 15 inches height and weighing anywhere from 15 to 30 pounds, Puggles are great dogs for apartment-dwellers.
Expect a smooth, shiny coat and the black pug mask complementing coat colors of black, fawn, and brown.
If you’re looking for a tiny beagle cross breed, the Cheagle mixed the classic hunting dog with the tiny chihuahua gives you a tiny pup weighing no more than 20 pounds at the upper end. Smaller Cheagles can weigh as little as 10 pounds.
Cheagles become very attached to their owners and exhibit clingy tendencies. If you’re looking for an independent fur baby, give the Cheagle a miss.
Once you bring one of these cross breeds into your home, they’ll become a devoted member of the family in no time. Expect a surprising amount of feistiness for a smaller dog, too!
4) Beagle Shepherd
The beagle is a very intelligent dog, and when you cross beagles with the super-smart German shepherd, you’re in for a treat.
Cute and quirky, this cross-bred beagle has high energy levels so make sure you take care of those needs, or you’ll risk the dog engaging in destructive behaviors.
Beagle Shepherds are very protective dogs who make great guard dogs or watch dogs.
Crossing the beagle with the lovable French bulldog gives you a playful and charming pup ideal with all age groups, from small kids through to seniors.
This mixed breed beagle can be stubborn and has a strong independent streak. This is perfect if you’re looking for a dog that doesn’t expect to be welded to your side throughout the day. The drawback of this temperament is that these dogs can be awkward to train. Pack plenty of patience, be firm, and use plenty of positive reinforcement.
The Frengle is liable to inherit the French bulldog’s trademark flat face just like the Puggle we highlight above. You’ll see the cheeky grin of the beagle flashing across the square bulldog face, meaning this dog makes a real conversation piece.
If you cross the intimidating rottweiler with the much more placid beagle, you end up with the Reagle, an interesting and rewarding cross breed for more experienced owners.
Just like the Beagle Shepherd we examine above, the Reagle can be very protective of his family. You’ll need to make sure you properly socialize Reagles from a young age to mitigate any overprotectiveness. Assuming you can take care of training, you’ll end up with a polite and obedient pup full of affection.
Physically, Reagles resemble the beagle parent breed, but their heads tend to be squarer, and they also take on the classic black and brown colors and markings associated with the rottweiler parent breed.
These cross breed beagles will tip the scale at anywhere up to 135 pounds, so make sure you have plenty of space at home if you’re considering a Reagle.
Crossing a beagle with a Siberian husky gives you a Beaskie. Standing higher and wider than a beagle, but with a more compact form factor than the husky parent breed, the Beaskie weighs anywhere from 25 to 50 pounds. They stand up to 20 inches high.
Beaskies inherit the whites and browns of either parent breed, with medium length hair that’s not too taxing to groom. Most Beaskies also inherit the dark mask and piercing blue eyes of the Siberian husky.
Expect this mixed breed beagle to make quite a lot of noise. You get the chatter from the husky heritage and that howling beagles are famous for.
As long as you don’t mind a bit of excitement, Beaskies make loyal and endearing pets for the whole family.
8) Beagle Point
The Beagle Point is an extremely tenacious hunter, so this is not a dog for apartment-dwellers. If, on the other hand, you have an active lifestyle and regular access to substantial green areas, this dog could be the perfect addition to your family.
The pointer parent is very eager to please and highly intelligent. As long as you train the Beagle Point from a young age, he’ll be just the same way. Neglect this, though, and this cross breed often exhibits a stubborn streak.
Affectionate and playful when he’s not busy exploring and sniffing, the Beagle Point is not a dog for beginners or first-time owners.
Most cross breed Beagle Points fall in the 15 to 22 inch range height-wise, while weighing from 40 to 60 pounds. Lean and fit dogs, their coats are very short and smooth, colored like the beagle parent but complemented with the pointer’s spots and patches.
The labrador retriever is voted by the American Kennel Club as the most popular breed in the United States, so it’s no surprise that the lab crossed with a beagle yields a lovable and enduringly popular mixed breed.
You can expect these dogs to have high energy levels, and the lab’s working heritage means they are also partial to a dip in the water. Consider investing in a dog pool if you bring a Beagador home.
Labrador retrievers have insatiable appetites, possibly due to a genetic variant. The Beagador will show a similar love for snacks. This cross breed will end up overweight if allowed to free feed, so get the right dog food and pay close attention to portion control. Obesity in dogs leads to a series of adverse health conditions.
Standing up to 24 inches tall and weighing in at anywhere from 30 to 80 pounds, you’ll find a great deal of variety within this mixed breed.
Most dogs have been mixed with the poodle over time, and with good reason. Not only does that curly coat look fantastic, but the single-coat nature of this dog makes them a great choice if anyone in your house has allergies or sensitivities. That said, the beagle is not hypoallergenic, so there is no guarantee the mixed breed Poogle will be either.
These pups are filled with energy, so you’ll need to devote at least an hour a day for some vigorous exercise with your Poogle to keep him happy and healthy.
The size of the Poogle can vary significantly depending on the size of the parent poodle. Poodles come in many different types (standard, miniature, and toy), so your Poogle could weigh anything from 20 to 30 pounds, and he’ll stand from 10 to 15 inches tall.
The coats of these cross bred beagles come in black, white, and brown waves.
We very much hope you’ve enjoyed today’s roundup of the best beagle mixed breeds out there.
Most of the cross breed beagles on our shortlist today are suitable for inexperienced pet parents. The few dogs not suitable for first-time owners have been flagged for your convenience.
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