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  • Activity Level: moderate
  • Grooming Level: moderate
  • Trainability: moderate
  • Adaptability: high
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: often
  • Average Size: Small
  • Average Lifespan: 10-13 years
  • Prey Drive: moderate
  • Watchdog: chill
  • Registered?: other

Beaglier Breed Profile

Overview

Temperament

Adaptability

Health

Owner Experience

Grooming

Activity Level

Size

Life Span

Did You Know?

The Beaglier is a designer dog breed that is a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Beagle. They originated in Australia during the 1990s. Breeders there wanted to create a small dog that was still friendly and energetic, but that did not have a prey and scent drive as strong as the Beagle. They have only become more popular since their creation. Now, Beaglier’s can be found across Australia, Europe, Canada, the United States, and other areas.

The Beaglier is an adorable and lovable dog breed that is loyal to their family. They crave attention from their favorite humans and are affectionate dogs. They get along wonderfully with children and other dogs.

With the hunting dog background from the Beagle, a Beaglier can have a prey drive. If so, they may need to have some extra socialization and training when it comes to smaller pets in the household. They also don’t tend to bark a lot unless they have been trained into it.

Beagliers are highly adaptable dogs. As long as they get enough exercise, mental stimulation, and attention, they will do well in apartments as well as larger homes.

Because they can be scent-driven and end up with a prey drive, they should not be let off-leash unless they are in a securely fenced area. Otherwise, they may follow their nose away from you or go on a chase and ignore your commands to come back.

They do well in just about any climate. As with any dog breed, they are sensitive to extreme temperatures and tend to be more sensitive to heat. Because they crave attention from their families, they do not like to be left alone for long periods of time.

As a mixed dog breed, a Beaglier puppy can inherit the potential health concerns from one or both of their parents. They can also “win the genetic lottery” and inherit none of them. Since there is no guarantee, it’s important to be aware of the potential health concerns for your Beaglier.

These could include eye issues, patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, and heart disease. Reputable breeders will screen their stock to avoid passing anything on to puppies. So, don’t be afraid to talk to the breeder about the genetic history of the parents, to ask questions, or to ask to see any relevant health clearances.

The Beaglier is a moderately trainable dog breed. Beaglier puppies can be easy to train and eager to please or could have a stubborn streak if they take after one parent more than the other. A Beaglier is an intelligent dog that picks up on training quickly as long as it is rewarding and consistent.

But, being prepared for some puppy training and obedience classes definitely doesn’t hurt and can help a first-time owner handle a stubborn streak successfully. They also tend to be chewers, so it’s important to have chew toys available and to start teaching boundaries on what is and is not an acceptable chew toy early on.

Beagliers usually have a short coat that will shed moderately and require little grooming. But, they may inherit a longer coat similar to their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel parent. Either way, brushing their coat a few times a week and the occasional bath is enough to keep this dog’s coat healthy.

In addition to coat care, you will also need to handle ear care, nail care, and dental care. By checking your Beaglier’s ears weekly and carefully cleaning them as needed, you can help prevent ear infections. Trimming their nails monthly, or more often if needed, keeps them from growing too long. Also, brushing your dog’s teeth or using an enzyme toothpaste every day can prevent painful dental diseases later in life like gum disease and tooth decay.

The Beaglier tends to have moderate exercise requirements. A few daily walks plus some playtime and extra activity should be sufficient to keep this dog happy and healthy. Plus, they tend to be relatively sturdy, so they will likely be up for more activity if you are.

Don’t be afraid to try out different activities to figure out what your Beaglier loves the most. Trips to the dog park, hiking, or even swimming with your dog could become your favorite activities to do together!

A fully-grown Beaglier usually stands 12-16 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs 10-20 pounds.

A Beaglier generally lives 10-13 years.

Because the Beaglier is a mixed breed dog, they are not currently recognized by the American Kennel Club. However, they are recognized by other notable dog breed organizations. The American Canine Hybrid Clb, Dog Registry of America, and Designer Dogs Kennel Club are just a few.