Beagle mixes are created by breeding a Beagle with another purebred dog breed. An ever-popular dog, the Beagle is a fine choice for breeding as their calm and docile nature easily compliments the more energetic traits of some other dog breeds.
The crossbreeding of the Beagle with other breeds produces another range of dog breeds, in which the pups receive different traits from their parents and the possibilities are endless! They are wonderful, often playful dogs that can make great family pets when in the right environment.
If you’re interested in learning more about Beagle mixes and think one might be right for your home, keep reading below!
What is an Beagle?
The Beagle is currently the 6th most popular dog in the United States. They can be traced back to the 16th century when they were first used for hunting rabbits. They were then accepted into the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1885.
These pups are known for their excellent sense of smell, which have made them extremely popular as working dogs and they have found jobs within the police, military and search and rescue.
Beagles are also very affectionate and make wonderful family dogs. This is what makes them so desirable to breed with other lovable dogs. They have a mild temperament and are not overly energetic, which can be the perfect compliment to a more active dog. However, the Beagle still has a great spirit and love for life, so don’t think you’re going to have a quiet life with one of these pups on your hands!
Why should I get an Beagle Mix?
Beagle mixes are ever growing in popularity. Crossing the affectionate and loving Beagle with other different purebred dogs can result in a wide range of different pups, all with different temperaments and traits that they can inherit from their potential owner. While you may want the affection of a Beagle, you may also want the energy of a larger pup, and, by breeding the two together, it is as if you can pick and choose the traits. This makes it all the more fun as a potential dog owner.
Beagles are popular because of their size, too. If you would like a Golden Retriever in your home but you just don’t have the space, by breeding the Beagle with a Golden Retriever you are still getting many of their desirable traits — except in a much smaller dog! Even better, while the Beagle is a relatively heathy dog anyway, it has been shown that by crossbreeding you can actually eliminate many health issues that purebred dogs face.
If you’re ready to learn a bit more about the individual Beagle mix breeds, read on below to check out our fifteen favorites.
Beagle Mix Breeds
Borkie (Beagle and Yorkshire Terrier)
The Borkie is a cross between a Beagle and a Yorkshire Terrier. This little dog is the perfect pup for those who live in a small apartment, but still want a lively little dog that’ll keep them on their toes! A lapdog, these pups will love to spend time with you, but they are also very energetic. Both parents are natural-born hunters, so it is likely your Borkie will inherit this trait too and want to be outside!
Their preying instinct and active nature makes them a great family dog and perfect for those with older children. They can come in a huge range of colors, meaning that no two Borkie puppies are the same and yours will be completely unique! There is no breed standard, but the Borkie will inherit the textured coat of the Yorkie and the trademark floppy ears of the Beagle.
Beagador (Beagle and Labrador)
The designer crossbreed is the result of breeding a Beagle and a Labrador Retriever together. The Beagador is an extremely loving and friendly dog, with lots of optimism and who just wants to be around you! Their gentle and sweet nature means they make excellent family dogs and they are great with children.
The Beagador does require a fair bit of exercise every day — upwards of 60 minutes. They are very happy to accompany you when you go hiking and running and so will do well in an active family who can cater to their exercise needs. Both Beagles and Labradors are also known for loving their food, so this is something to watch out for!
Bagel (Beagle and Basset Hound)
The Bagel is a cross between the Beagle and the Basset Hound. Both of these parent breeds have quite different personalities so it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what temperament the Bagel will have. The Basset Hound is known for being quite lazy and the Beagle, although not overly energetic, is quite an active dog, so it is likely the Bagel will fall somewhere along this spectrum.
Regardless of this, both of the Bagel’s parents have an excellent smell and this is something they will pass down to their offspring. The Bagel is also known for being a very loving, cuddly and affectionate dog, making them an excellent member of the family. They also get on well with other pets.
Puggle (Beagle and Pug)
The Puggle, a cross between the Beagle and the Pug, is becoming a more and more popular hybrid dog. These pups are the perfect lapdog due to their calm and laid-back nature. They are also known for being very affectionate, which makes them excellent dogs for a family. They love children and have a fun attitude towards life.
Training the Puggle can be a little difficult due to their slightly stubborn nature. However, they respond well to clicker training so this should not be an issue. These dogs are also known to love their food, so you’ll have to be careful they don’t end up overweight! The Puggle has been reported by some owners to bark, too. With proper training and socialization, however, you should be able to put a stop to this unwanted behavior.
Bocker Spaniel (Beagle and Cocker Spaniel)
The Bocker Spaniel, also often known as the Speagle, is a mix between a Beagle and a Cocker Spaniel. This dog has one of the highest energy levels out there, so if you want a Bocker Spaniel in your life, get ready! These pups are extremely friendly and get on with everyone in the family. They are loyal and love to play with their owners, especially children (although their high energy can make them a liability around very young children!).
The Bocker Spaniel does well with training and is a breed known for excelling in dog shows. They also make excellent hunting companions. Because of their loyalty, the Speagle can show some signs of territorial behavior if they are not socialized properly. They often feel it is their job to protect you, which can make them great guard dogs and watch dogs!
Beagle Shep (Beagle and German Shepherd)
Both the Beagle and the German Shepherd and dogs that are known for their unique skills, which makes them stand out as dog breeds to have in the law enforcement. When bred together, they create the Beagle Shep which, to no surprise, also has an excellent work ethic. Incredibly intelligent, the Beagle Shep is faithful and has an excellent nose as well as protective instincts. This can make them great guard dogs.
The Beagle Shep can make a great family dog, but you need to make sure you have the time to exercise them! These pups are active and need lots of time to run around. Because of their intelligence they excel at obedience training, too.
Beaschund (Beagle and Dachshund)
The Beaschund, also sometimes known as the Doxle or the Doxie, is a Beagle Dachshund mix. These pups have an elongated body and a long muzzle and look mostly like their Dachshund parent. They normally only stand between 9 to 11 inches tall and will weigh anywhere between 20 to 30 lbs.
Despite their small size, they can make excellent watchdogs and guard dogs because they can be territorial and protective in their instincts. They are very loyal to their owners, too. However, these pups are also super friendly and get along well with other dogs and children. They normally do better with older children but, given the right socialization, get on with young children too.
Poogle (Beagle and Poodle)
Cross breeding a Beagle and a Poodle gives one of the most distinct crossbreeds — a Poogle. Also known as a Beagapoo, Beapoo, Beadoodle or even Beaglepoo, these pups are growing in popularity and their fluffy, curly coat of their Poodle parent means they stand out from the crowd. The Poogle can vary in size depending on which size of Poodle the Beagle is bred with, although breeding with a Standard Poodle will normally give a medium sized Poogle.
These dogs are very intelligent which makes them easy to train and a great first pet. They also want to please their owners and crave human interaction, so you’ll have to make sure you have time to spend with this dog before you buy. They get on very well with children and can make excellent playmates, ensuring they are a well-valued family dog.
Cheagle (Beagle and Chihuahua)
The Cheagle is a cross between a Beagle and a Chihuahua and is a relatively new designer dog. They are playful and affectionate with their owners, but, as a Chihuahua is known to be quite protective, this can be passed down to their Cheagle offspring. This means that the Cheagle needs to be trained and socialized from a young age to stop them developing Small Dog Syndrome, although it does mean they are great guard dogs!
The Cheagle is a very small dog, which is perfect for those who live in small apartments. While the Beagle is often used as a working dog, the Cheagle is unfortunately too small for this and is certainly more of a lap dog. That being said, they do like to play and have fun, so it’s unlikely you’ll get the quiet life with a Cheagle!
Beaglier (Beagle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)
The Beaglier is a cross between the Beagle and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and was first bred in Australia in the 1990s. The breeder wanted a more “balanced” Beagle with a lesser prey-drive and scent-drive. They actually ended up with a lively and energetic dog breed with an excellent personality that we now know as the Beaglier!
Although these dogs are playful, they can be loving and gentle with those that they know. They do well with other dogs and also with children, so will thrive in a family environment. Unfortunately, because of their long coats, these dogs do require a fair bit of grooming and can be prone to ear infections. However, these dogs are worth it for their loving nature they will show towards you!
Meagle (Beagle and Miniature Pinscher)
The Meagle, also sometimes known as the Min Pin, is a cross between a Beagle and a Miniature Pinscher. These dogs are energetic and spirited, often found bouncing off the walls. They love playtime and love to play with other dogs and, because of their high energy needs, will do well in a home with a larger yard where they can run around.
Meagles are known for not being overly friendly with children on the first encounter, so if you are thinking about getting one of these pups as a family dog, this is something to think about. A lot of socialization will be required. That being said, they do love people and will be warm towards strangers.
Training your Meagle can be a little difficult because they just want to play! They will not always understand that it is time to learn, so you will have to be patient with them. You’ll also need to use lots of toys and positive reinforcement.
Beagi (Beagle and Welsh Corgi)
The Beagi is a cross between the Beagle and a Welsh Corgi. With it’s parent breeds two of the most popular across the United States, there is no surprise that the Beagi is a popular hybrid breed. These dogs are charming and fun to be around and have won over the hearts of many.
The Beagi inherits it’s stature from it’s Corgi parent, which means it has a short-stature and stubby legs that keeps it low to the ground. They can be prone to obesity, so they must be taken for regular walks and you have to be careful not to overfeed them!
These pups get on very well with everyone, especially children and the elderly. They can be known for being quite protective, which can come out in stubbornness in training. This means that you will need to be extra patient during training and use positive reinforcement until they learn.
Beaglemation (Beagle and Dalmatian)
The Beaglemation is the result of breeding a Beagle and a Dalmatian. A less obvious mix, these dogs are fairly rare and quite difficult to find. Due to their Dalmatian parent, these dogs are very active and energetic and make the perfect exercise buddy. They love to play with people and will happily spend a lot of their time entertaining and interacting with humans. Even better, they’re extremely cute!
Beaglemations can be known for being quite protective of their owners but they will, most likely, get along with other dogs and humans. However, they do have a natural prey-drive which can be a problem for smaller animals, especially those like cats which might be in danger. This is something to think about if you have other small pets at home.
Beago (Beagle and Golden Retriever)
The Golden Retriever is the third most popular dog across the United States and, due to their loving, gentle and kind-hearted nature, it’s no wonder they make such excellent family dogs. Crossing the Golden Retriever with a Beagle creates a Beago, which is a medium-sized dog that inherits the sweetness of a Golden Retriever and the hunting instincts of a Beagle. This makes them excellent family dogs but also excellent working dogs, which is something you don’t normally get from a Golden Retriever!
The Beago doesn’t always inherit the golden coat from their Retriever parent and can come in a range of colors. This includes brown, black, white, red, brindle or cream. They are normally of a medium size too, slightly smaller than their Retriever parent. One thing to note is that the Beago doesn’t like to be left alone, so you must be able to give them the attention they need!
Bea-Tzu (Beagle and Shih Tzu)
The Bea-Tzu is a cross between a Beagle and a Shih Tzu. This results in a family dog that is the perfect choice for those with children. An intelligent dog, they are easy to train and their loving personality means they can get on with anyone. However, they can be a little protective of their family and do sometimes suit a single owner as a companion dog. This also means they can be good watchdogs.
Their playful nature gives you plenty of time to spend with your Bea-Tzu. They don’t require a lot of exercise which can be great for those who don’t have the time, but do still need lots of affection and love. As we mentioned above, they are excellent playmates for children and can become their life long friend!
Beagle Pit (Beagle and Pitbull)
The Beagle Pit is the result of breeding a Beagle with either a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pitbull Terrier or American Bulldog. Because both of their parents are strong, these dogs are also and do very well in family homes. It is common misconception that Pitbull’s can be aggressive but this could not be further from the truth. When put into the right family home, the Pitbull can grow up to be very loving. Therefore, you Beagle Pit will too!
The Beagle Pit is an active and energetic dog that requires a fair bit of daily exercise. They love to be around people and will happily spend their time playing with you. Both Beagles and Pitbulls have an excellent sense of smell, so it is a good idea to keep them on a leash when out in public because they might not look where they are gong when they have their nose to the ground!
As you can see above, breeding a Beagle with other purebred dogs creates a vast range of new pups, all with their own personalities and traits. Whether you’re looking for a sporty and athletic working dog, or a smaller pup that’ll happily spend time curled up on your lap, there is a Beagle mix out there for you. With the Beagle’s loving nature, these dogs will thrive in a family environment and, depending on what you’re looking for, make the perfect pet for anyone. Which of these Beagle mixes is right for you?