Beagle mixes are an ever-popular hybrid who are known for their energy and enthusiasm for life, making them a family favorite.
Traceable as far back to 16th century England, this breed was first used for hunting rabbits and other small animals.
Often seen in packs, this social and loving pooch was first seen in England from around 1500 and was accepted into the American Kennel Club in 1885.
Since the first Beagles, interest in the breed has been steady, and popularity in Beagle mix dogs is higher than ever.
Here are ten most popular beagle mixed breed dogs, lets get started…
10. Beagle Pit (Beagle x Pitbull)
The Beagle Pit is part Beagle and part Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pitbull Terrier or American Bulldog.
Both parent breeds are known to be strong, confident canines who do well in loving family homes.
Like the Bagel hybrid dog, Beagle Pits are rather rare.
If you have your heart set on one of these unique mixes, it may be worth checking the local rescue shelter, as this is where they are most commonly found.
When acquiring a Beagle Pit, socialization will be important to ensure they have many friendly encounters with other dogs, producing a happy puppy.
There is a common misconception that bull breeds do not get on well with other dogs.
This is untrue. Many are known to get on well with other dogs provided they have lots of positive experiences when they are young.
Beagles and Pitbulls both have an excellent sense of smell, and as a result, this hybrid will often spend an entire walk with their nose to the ground!
9. Fox-A-Bee (Beagle x Smooth Fox Terrier)
This rare breed is not for the faint-hearted or first time owners!
Affectionately known as the Fox-A-Bee this dog is a cross between a Smooth Fox Terrier and Beagle.
Fox-A-Bees are known for their active nature and are generally considered to need more exercise than a typical dog (at least 60 minutes of exercise daily).
Known for their impulsive and quick nature, these mixes are prone to very speedy decision making, making them a handful for inexperienced owners.
Not only are they quick, Fox-A-Bees are loud too! This can make them somewhat territorial and are likely to bark at any noise in close proximity.
When looking to purchase a Fox-A-Bee, this may be something to consider if you have neighbors in close proximity.
8. Meagle (Beagle x Miniature Pinscher)
The Meagle is a mix between a Beagle and Miniature Pinscher which results in a high spirited and energetic dog, often found bouncing off the walls.
This breed is not known to be overly friendly towards children on first encounter, and so if you were hoping to have this dog as a family pet lots of socialization will be required.
Beyond this, Meagles get on very well with all people. They tend to be very warm with strangers and get on very well with other dogs too.
This pooch loves playtime; they are quite happy to spend their days playing chase and tug-of-war with other dogs!
Because of their high energy, and love of play, this crossbreed does better in larger homes with yards where they can run around and let out their zoomies.
Their play instinct can also make for a tricky recall, so you should try using recall toys to encourage them to come back to you and give them a good game to reward their good behavior.
The Meagle is a loving, energetic and fun dog who does well in a suburban environment where these clever canines will be a great match for any home with older children.
7. Beaglier (Beagle x Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)
A cross between a Beagle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, the Beaglier is a designer dog.
Unlike other Beagle mixes, there is a lot of information available regarding their history and pedigree!
This hybrid was first seen in Australia in the 1990s as breeders originally wanted to create a dog of Beagle origin, but with a slightly more relaxed temperament.
Like all Beagles, this dog may inherit their parents’ crazy task-oriented nature.
However, the calming influence of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel tends to give them a much more relaxed nature.
But the Spaniel’s influence also brings along a high level of grooming as their wavy coats tangle and matt easily (they need light brushing daily).
Due to their hairy ears, Beagliers are prone to ear infections. Consequently, owners should check and gently clean out their ears once a week to keep them healthy.
6. Bagel (Beagle x Bassett Hound)
The comically named Bagel dog is a cross between a Beagle and a Basset Hound!
This Beagle mix one of the hardest dogs to predict in terms of temperament:
- Basset Hounds are known for their lazier disposition, spending most of their time asleep on your couch
- Beagles are famed for their more energetic nature, continually bouncing off the walls when unoccupied
- Bagel dogs can be anywhere on this spectrum, with it being near impossible to predict the personality of each individual puppy
While their temperament maybe uncertain, one thing that is certain about this breed is their compatibility with families.
Owners of this breed report their playful and cuddly nature as they are known to be patient with younger children!
They are even known to get on well with other pets (including cats) if they are introduced to them at a young age to allow for correct socialization.
For those considering a Bagel dog, it is important to remember the potential health implications of a dog with a long body and short legs; Intervertebral Degenerative Disc Disease is a common spinal condition also referred to as a “slipped disk”.
5. Beagador (Beagle x Labrador)
Beagadors are kind-hearted, loving dogs who are well suited to family life. They are playful and fun, doing well with people of all ages.
Their easy-going nature means they do very well as family dogs and can live long, happy lives in homes with children.
Beagadors need at least 60 minutes of exercise each day, with play and training on top! This mix loves to train but is very easily distracted.
Because both Beagles and Labradors are very food-oriented, this crossbreed is known for their love of food!
These dogs need three cups of kibble each day and they will live in long healthy lives (with a typical lifespan of between 12 and 15 years).
4. Beagle Shep (Beagle x German Shepherd Mix)
An unusual combination, the Beagle Shep is a mix between a female German Shepherd and male Beagle.
They are noted by owners as intelligent and loyal companions with the protective nature of a German Shepherd and the comedic timing of the Beagle!
Beagle Sheps are known for their high exercise requirements, needing at least one hour of exercise every day, plus play and training too.
Marketed as a dog that is both smart and fun, they excel at obedience.
These clever pups excel at trick training, especially when positively reinforced with a tasty treat for their hard work.
3. Bocker Spaniel (Beagle x Cocker Spaniel)
Perhaps one of the highest energy mixes out there, the Bocker Spaniel is a recipe for one active dog!
A cross between a Beagle and Cocker Spaniel, this loyal and loving pooch is a favorite of families nationwide.
Bocker Spaniels are known to be very friendly dogs, getting on well with all members of the family.
Their fun and bouncy nature means they are a hit with children, but their smaller size means accidents are much more likely.
However, all of their positive attributes come with a price, these dogs cost between $1,000 and $1,500 USD depending on the breeder.
If you are considering a Bocker Spaniel but aren’t sure how to keep their mind and bodies busy, why not try taking up a canine sport?
They are very intelligent and highly game motivated, and consequently enjoy sports such as agility and flyball.
2. Borkie (Beagle x Yorkshire Terrier)
What’s more tenacious than a Beagle? A Beagle Yorkshire Terrier mix of course. Better known as the Borkie, these dogs are very protective of their families.
Outside of this, they are highly active and fun dogs who are bouncy and bright with the intelligence of the Beagle and the sass of the Yorkshire Terrier.
These little dogs love to be out and about with their noses to the ground.
One thing to note about the Borkie is the number of color combinations they are available in:
- Black and Tan
- Blue and Tan
- Blue and Gold
- Chocolate Tricolor
- Lemon and White
- Orange and White
- Red and White
- White and Chocolate
- White and Chestnut
Consequently, Borkie puppies can be seen in any of the aforementioned color combinations, this meaning no two Borkie puppies are the same; they are all as unique as each other.
1. Puggle (Beagle x Pug)
A mix between a Pug and a Beagle, the Puggle is known for its loving and cuddly nature.
They are nicknamed “The Snuggler” by fans of the breed which tells most owners everything they need to know.
This breed tends to be very intelligent and can pick up basic obedience very quickly. But, they can be quite stubborn on occasion so patience is needed.
If you are struggling, Puggles respond very well to clicker training. Using a clicker can help turn training into a game.
This being said, like other mixes in this list, Puggles are very food motivated too; they are notorious for their love of snacks and in their mind anything that hits the floor is fair game.
Although if you can’t resist their cute puppy face, try treating them with healthy and dog-safe fruits and vegetables.
Beagle mixes come in many shapes, sizes and colors; there really is a perfect match for everyone!
When looking to buy or rescue a Beagle mixed breed, it is really important to consider your lifestyle as an important factor.
It’s great to love Beagle Sheps, but if you cannot commit yourself to the daily walking and training, they may not be the dog for you.
Having young children in your home is another important factor that must be considered. Not all dogs do well with children, and so this is an important thing to think about when purchasing or rescuing a dog.
Do you have a Beagle mix at home? Leave us a comment about your brilliant pooch in the comments below.