The friendly, tolerant, and fun-loving Beago is a medium-sized cross between a Beagle and a Golden Retriever. The Beagos are characterized by a strong and muscular body with a pair of round dark eyes set on a broad skull, a well-chiseled and balanced muzzle, a black nose, droopy ears, muscular forequarters, and a medium-sized tail. This versatile breed is a frequent participant in dog sports such as competitive obedience and agility, and its high level of intelligence makes it suitable for use in search and rescue operations as well as detection of narcotics.
|Other Names||Beago Retriever, Beagle-Golden Retriever Mix|
|Coat||Short or long, shiny, smooth|
|Color||Dark Brown/Chocolate, Brown and White, Light Brown/Golden, Black and Brown; Golden or tricolors are common|
|Group of Breed||Sporting, Hound Dog|
|Weight||30-40 lbs (13.6-18.1 kg)|
|Size and Height||Small to medium; males: 13-20 inches
females: 10-12 inches
|Size of Litter||4-5 puppies|
|Temperament||Smart, affectionate, loyal, pleasant, sociable, confident|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||The USA|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||DRA, ACHC, DDKC, DBR, IDCR|
The personality of a Beago can be described as kind, amiable, loving, and devoted. These sweet-natured dogs are always patient with children and are tolerant towards their family as well as strangers. The Beagos are calm and docile dogs with an eagerness to please. They are neither hostile towards other pets nor are they timid or nervous.
They make great family dogs that hate spending hours alone. Being light-hearted and lively, these dogs love working with people. They remain focused on their task until they become tired. They may also show some of the retrieving behavior of their Golden Retriever parents, such as fetching the newspaper, or waking up their family members. When intruders come around, they will bark to alert their owners.
These are highly trainable pets with the ability to learn quickly. The golden retriever and beagle mix dogs need exposure to new people as well as other pets when they are young. This will help them become a sociable and well-rounded pet. Since they respond well to treats, you may use food rewards to teach them some basic commands like ‘come’, ’sit’, ‘stay’, and ‘heel’. You can enroll your Beago puppy in obedience classes that will help your pet learn some of the rules of living in a family.
When it comes to feeding your Beago, you may consider giving it commercial dry food garnished with a little bit of canned food, cottage cheese, or meat to add flavor. You may also give a healthy raw-food diet or a home-cooked diet, but make sure that the nutritional balance is correct. The daily amount of dry food required by an adult Beago is 1.5-2.5 cups.