10 Facts You Should Know About The Beagle Mix (with Pictures)


Taylor A Ritz Beagles are a popular breed and it’s easy to see why. They are conveniently small, easy to groom, aesthetically-pleasing, and friendly with people and other pets. On the other hand, Beagles were bred for hunting – and it shows. Beagles are high-energy, driven dogs. If you’re considering adopting a Beagle or Beagle mix, this is an important concept to understand. 

1. Where Does the Beagle Come From?

The Beagle’s ancestors can be traced back to the 5th century in Ancient Greece. These dogs were bred for hunting and were of a similar size to the Beagles of today. In the 8th century, the Talbot hound emerged from these Beagle ancestors. The Talbot was a white dog with a deep bark. This served them well when hunting. Unfortunately, the Talbot was also a slow runner, which was not so ideal for hunting. William the Conqueror brought Talbots with him to England in the 11th century where they were likely bred with Greyhounds to create a dog with more speed. This new breed was called the Southern Hound, known today as the Beagle. 

2. What Does a Beagle Mix Look Like?

Before we discuss what a Beagle Mix might look like, we must look at Beagles themselves. In short, Beagles look like miniature Foxhounds. Their coat is close, hard, and medium length. The fur has a recognizable pattern of black, tan, and white. Other colors such as red, bluetick, brown, and lemon are also accepted as standard. Beagles have two size varieties: those that stand under 13 inches and those that are 13 to 15 inches high at the withers. They weigh either under 20 pounds or 20 to 30 pounds, respectively. A Beagle can pass any of these size and coloration traits onto their mixed offspring.  

3. What Do You Get When You Mix a Beagle With a Chihuahua?

A mix between a Beagle and a Chihuahua is called a Cheagle. A Cheagle is a small- to medium-sized dog that weighs somewhere around 12 pounds when full-grown. Cheagles are hyper and outgoing, like both parent breeds. Such a 50-50 cross of two different purebreds is often called a “designer dog.” A Cheagles’ appearance can vary depending on which parent they take after and they can inherit personality traits from either or both parents as well. The lifespan of a Cheagle is 10 to 14 years. They are usually between 9 and 14 inches tall and can weigh anywhere from 9 to 20 pounds.

4. What Is a Beaski?

A Beaski is a cross between a Beagle and a Husky. Though their appearance can vary depending on which parent they favor, many Beaskis have a dark nose, almond-shaped eyes, and a short coat. Some even sport the striking blue eyes revered in Huskies. The ears are usually floppy and triangular, set on a rounded head. The muzzle is medium-sized. Beaskis have muscular, thick legs and a long torso. Given that both Beagles and Huskies are bred for endurance and athletic ability, it’s a safe bet that a Beaski will inherit this high-energy personality.

5. Why Are Puggles So Popular?

A Puggle is a mix between a Beagle and a Pug. They are robust dogs, healthy and playful. Puggles desire to please their people and have great personalities to match. Puggles are incredibly loving but also require ample exercise due to their Beagle lineage. They weigh 10 to 30 pounds, stand between 10 and 15 inches high, and can live as long as 15 years. Puggles are popular because they take great qualities from both parent breeds and incorporate them into a healthier mix. Pugs experience quite a few health issues due to their brachycephalic, or smushed, muzzle, while Beagles can be difficult to keep due to their high energy levels. With a Puggle, they inherit a longer face from their Beagle parent while also incorporating the lower energy levels of the Pug parent. A Puggle represents the best of both worlds, making them a desirable pet.

6. What Kind of Beagle Mix Is a Beaglemation?

To go with its funny name, the Beaglemation has an equally intriguing appearance to match. What is a Beaglemation? A mix between a Beagle and a Dalmation, of course! Not only is the Beagle-Dalmation Mix aesthetically pleasing, but they’re also quite companionable. While Beagles were bred for hunting, Dalmations were bred as guard dogs to run alongside carriages, among other purposes. The combination of these two breeds creates a very alert dog that won’t miss much going on around them. This crossbreed experiences high energy and endurance similar to both parent breeds. Beaglemations can weigh as much as 60 pounds, stand 15 to 20 inches tall, and live 10 to 12 years. 

7. What Happens When You Mix a Beagle and a Golden Retriever?

Everyone loves a Golden Retriever, but what happens when you mix one with a Beagle? You get a Beago! A Beago is a medium-sized dog weighing 30 to 40 pounds and standing 12 to 20 inches tall. They have a strong, muscular body and round, dark eyes. Their skull is broad with a well-defined muzzle, black nose, and droopy ears. A Beago’s lifespan is 10 to 12 years.

8. What Kind of Beagle Mix is the Malteagle?

A Malteagle is a mix between a Beagle and a Maltese. This cross is affectionate, gentle, and bonds very strongly with their families. Malteagles typically weigh between 15 and 22 pounds, stand 10 to 12 inches high, and can live 12 to 15 years. 

9. Why Should You Get a Pomeagle?

A Pomeagle is a cross between a Beagle and a Pomeranian. The appearance of a Pomeagle varies greatly. They can be quite small and fluffy like a Pomeranian. If they take after the Beagle, the Pomeagle might be larger and inherit a smooth coat. Regardless of which parent they favor, a Pomeagle is an active dog that requires regular physical and mental exercise to maintain optimum health. These dogs will get you moving for sure! They are also immensely loyal to their owners and family members, making them a great family pet. Pomeagles weigh anywhere from 3 to 25 pounds. They can live 12 to 15 years. 

10. What is a Bea-Tzu?

A Bea-Tzu is a Beagle mix that crosses a Beagle with the small, companionable Shih-Tzu. The resulting cross is a small dog with short legs, broad head, droopy ears, and round, brown eyes. Their muzzle is shorter than a Beagle’s but not so flat as that of a Shih-Tzu. They weigh between 15 and 25 pounds, stand up to 11 inches tall, and can live 10 to 15 years.

Taylor Ritz

Taylor has a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. She is a former zookeeper and animal trainer. She has her own dog, Dobby, with whom she has bicycled across the U.S. and thru-hiked the Long Trail.

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