You may have heard of the brilliant Beagle, or the lovely Labrador, but what happens if you put them together? Why the Beagle Lab Mix of course.
This cute crossbreed first came into the dog world around 30 years ago and has been developing a small fanbase since then.
But what is this dog? What is there to know about them?
Here are 15 must know facts about the bright Beagador which will make you fall in love with them!
1. The Beagle Lab Mix Has Five Recognized Names
This is the first dog in the world which is known by a total of five different names!
- Beagle Lab Mix
- Labrador Beagle Mix
2. Their Parents Are Ranked #1 and #6 Most Popular
The Beagle Labrador mix, also known by all of those names aboves, is a designer crossbreed between a Beagle and a Labrador.
A popular crossbreed from two popular parents, the Beagle and the Labrador are the 6th and 1st most popular dogs in America respectively.
Both breeds are known for their kind and playful nature, and they are highly intelligent.
Consequently, most Beagadors are fun loving dogs, who are kind spirited companions.
3. Beagle Lab Mixes Are Kind-Hearted
Beagle Lab mixes are kind-hearted, loving dogs, who make wonderful family pets.
They are incredibly patient and can put up with a fair amount of playtime before gracefully retiring to another room.
When the game is fun and entertaining, these dogs are happy to play, usually not loosing interest for hours (especially if that game is fetch)!
Both the Beagle and the Labrador can show destructive behavior when not given enough exercise and consequently this is something to be mindful of with the Beagle Lab Mix
60 minutes of activity is required daily for this mix, plus entertainment and games.
There is also potential for the Beagador to develop separation anxiety. If you cannot return your dog’s devotion, it may be a good idea to consider another dog breed.
4. They Have Labrador Stomachs
In short, there’s nothing a Beagador doesn’t like to eat!
These dogs tend to keep their parents “Labrador Stomach” and the Beagles affectionate nickname of “Chow Hound”, and as a result they are known to eat everything in sight.
When feeding a Beagle Lab Mix, measures should be taken to ensure that they do not eat too much, too quickly.
These active puppies need around three cups of kibble daily, but this should be split into two smaller meals of 1½ cups. Eating too much too quickly can cause Gastric Bloat, a potentially fatal condition common in Labradors.
Both the Beagle and the Labrador are prone to developing dental issues.
Feeding your Beagle Lab Mix a high quality dry food is the best bet to having a happy and healthy dog.
If your dog is in a home with children, they will inevitably want to feed her lots of treats. Try getting them to feed a healthy snack such as a dog safe fruit or veggie!
5. The Beagle Lab Mix Has A Very Short Attention Span
Beagle x Lab Mixes are very easy to train. Thanks to their “Labrador stomach”, they are very food oriented and do well with positive reinforcement.
Using a clicker is a good way to reinforce the behavior.
This being said, they have a very short attention span and tend to get distracted easily, especially if they catch a whiff of something delicious smelling or the neighbor’s cat!
Keeping training sessions short and to the point will help to keep your dog’s attention.
Physical correction or punishment is never a good idea with the Beagle Lab Mix.
Their high level of devotion means positive reinforcement training will strengthen the bond between you, whereas punishment will weaken it.
6. Four Breed Clubs Recognize The Beagador
As this breed is a crossbreed, otherwise known as a designer dog, they are not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
Despite this, they Beagle Lab Mix is recognized by many other breed clubs including:
- American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC)
- Dog Registry of America (DRA)
- Designer Breed Registry (DBR)
- Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC)
At present, there is no established breed club specifically for the Beagle Lab Mix. There is also no specific rescue network established.
Even without their rescue network, it still may be possible to rescue a Beagador as they can sometimes be found in rescue shelters.
7. A Beagle Lab Mix Costs $600 USD
These dogs are rather rare, and with no breeder network, or breed club to register them, finding them can be quite the challenge!
Despite their rarity, puppies tend to be very modestly priced, usually costing between $300 and $600 USD.
Once you have your puppy, they should grow at approximately the following rate:
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It is important to remember that every crossbreed is different and so being a few pounds or inches either side of the average is not a cause for concern.
8. The Beagle Lab Mix Lifespan Is Between 10 to 12 Years
There is a common misconception that all crossbreeds are extremely healthy dogs.
Although most Beagadors will live long and healthy lives (some up to 12 years old), there are a few health issues that potential owners should be mindful of.
One of the biggest issues the Beagador faces is Gastric Torsion, or Bloat. This is a preventable condition, and potential owners should use a “slow down bowl” and split their dog’s meal into smaller portions.
Intervertebral Disc Disease is also common, this is a condition whereby the cushions in between vertebrae begin to degenerate, causing them to lose their shock absorbing capacity.
As with most medium to large breeds, hip and elbow dysplasia are also potential issues. In this condition, the hip or elbow joint develops incorrectly, either due to trauma or genetics. Hip and elbow dysplasia is not preventable.
There is also a smaller possibility of the Labrador x Beagle developing:
- Eye Defects: Cataracts or Progressive Retinal Atrophy
- Congenital Heart Defects
- Osteochondritis Dissecans
9. They Make Excellent Watchdogs
These dogs are known to be vocal when nervous or feeling threatened, and as a result make excellent watchdogs.
They also may bark when bored, so keeping them busy is a must.
10. Their Origin Is Unknown
As the Beagle Lab mix is a new hybrid canine, very little is known about their history.
Most likely, they came into existence in the 1990s with the trend towards selective designer breeding starting.
It is believed they originated in America, but this is uncertain too.
11. A Beagador Can Be Chocolate, Yellow Or Black (and 22 Other Colors)
As the Beagle Lab Mix is a crossbreed, it is very difficult to predict their appearance (this is also one of the reasons why they aren’t recognized by any kennel club).
They may weigh anywhere between 20 to 70 lb and stand between 13 and 24 inches tall.
In most cases these dogs end up with the face and ears of the Beagle, and the coat and coloring of the Labrador. The coat is often water resistant.
Consequently, there are many beautiful potential color combinations you may see on the Beagador.
12. They Exercise For Around 60 Minutes Each Day!
On average, these dogs tend to sit somewhere between the ever-active Beagle and the lazy Labrador when it comes to exercise requirements.
The Beagador needs around 60 minutes of exercise each day.
While having a yard to allow him to self-exercise is beneficial, this is not a replacement for a good old-fashioned walk for your Beagle Lab Mix.
Try taking your Beagle Lab Mix hiking, or even swimming!
Like their Beagle parents, it not advised to walk this dog off lead because if they catch a smell they may not be inclined to come back.
They may even enjoy frisbee, and with practice and discipline may even make amateur agility champions.
13. Their Parents Date Back To The 19th Century
The Labrador was first seen on the island Newfoundland, Canada in the 1800s.
These dogs were used by local fishermen to haul in their nets, or by hunters to fetch game that they shot, such as birds or rabbits.
Known as being loyal companions who were often fearless in their pursuit of their intended target. The American Kennel Club first recognized the Labrador retriever in 1917.
Early Beagle type dogs are thought to be seen as early as the Roman era.
“Beagle” was often used to describe any small scent hound, until the 1830s when the evolution of the modern Beagle began.
The modern Beagle was bred for hunting rabbits and hares.
In 1890, the breed standard was drawn up and they were added to the AKC in 1885. They have been a firm favorite of all who encounter them since.
14. Both Parents Are Loving and Kind Companion Dogs
Although it is impossible to predict the temperament of a Beagle Lab Mixd it is relatively easy to tell you about their parents.
Beagles are known to fun loving and kind dogs. The love to be by their family’s side and are at their happiest with their nose to the ground, hiking through the woods with their best pals.
They are known to be cheeky and mischievous if their owner is perceived to be weaker willed, so consistency is key!
Beyond this, Beagles are known to develop a sense of humor and even play tricks on their owners!
This breed tends to be very vocal. Beagles will not hesitate to let you know how they’re feeling! The Beagle has three distinct different vocalizations. They have the standard bark and howl, and then the classic Beagle “bay”.
Labradors are known to be loving and kind companions. Like the Beagle, they love to be by their owner’s side, and are at their happiest when pleasing their owners.
This breed often is as a good-natured dog, often selected as an assistance or therapy dog.
They are easy going and make excellent dogs for first time owners. They are wonderful with children of all ages and make great family dogs.
These dogs have a natural enthusiasm for life, everything is an adventure to the Labrador Retriever.
15. The Beagle Lab Mix Is A Great Family Dog
The Beagador is a suitable midpoint for those who would like a Beagle but can’t quite keep up with the exercise requirements.
Alternatively, the Beagle Lab Mix is a good match for those who would like a slightly more active and energetic Labrador.
A Beagle Lab Mix is a good match for anyone looking for an active family dog who loves to go walking just as much as they love to sleep!
The Beagle Lab Mix is a loving, playful and mischievous dog.
They love to be by their owner’s side, be that out on a walk or just chilling at home on the couch. They are truly devoted to their owners, be that one, two or a whole family of them.
This devotion must be returned however, they do not do well with boredom, and are not afraid to let you know when they are unhappy!
If you are looking for a hiking, walking, jogging or swimming buddy, this is a perfect dog for you.
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