The Poogle, a cross between the Poodle and the Beagle, was first established in the USA in the 1980s. They are small-sized dogs, with a stout body, with the length of their body being greater than their height, thus rendering them a rectangular shape.
The face of the Poogle is almost similar to its poodle parent, with their wavy hairs often falling across their cheeks, muzzle and forehead. Their rounded eyes and the floppy ears hanging close to their eyes remind of their beagle parents. The density of the coat largely depends on the ruling genes inherited from the parents.
|Other Names||Beapoo, Beagapoo|
|Coat||Long, short, thin, thick|
|Colors||White, black, cream, gray, brown, white and brown, golden, tricolor|
|Breed Group||Designer Dog, Watchdog|
|Lifespan||10 to 13 years|
|Height (size)||Small to Medium; 9-16 inches|
|Temperament||Friendly, out-going, intelligent|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with other Pets||Yes|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
Poogles are characterized by all-around friendliness. They are remarkably active. With its adaptability to both indoor and outdoor conditions, this growingly popular dog makes a great family pet. These dogs are very fun-loving that wouldn’t mind entertaining themselves playing indoors.
They cherish interacting with humans and are even comfortable with kids and other pets in its family, if trained from the prime of their lives. Though the Poogle is mostly quiet, but being protective of its family, it would instantly alert its owner if it comes across anything suspicious. This makes them a great watchdog as well.
Like their poodle parent, this dog would expect attention from its owner and family members, if not a special treatment.
The poodle dog appears in most of the top-10 intelligent dogs’ list, and inherently, its offspring poogle too is no less intelligent. Hence, their trainability is excellent. Because of their natural excitable nature, it would be advisable to teach them canine manners to ensure a calm disposition. This should help them resist the temptation of running after cats or chipmunks.
Because of their inborn willingness to please their masters, they would pick up tricks and training effortlessly. Socialize the puppies at a tender age by getting them acquainted to other pets. Taking them to the dog park should also satisfy their playful instinct, as also help them socialize with other dogs.
Serve them high-quality general dog foods that are formulated for small size dogs of the size of the poogle. Good-quality commercial foods are specially formulated to meet the energy needs of these small dogs. Though, as discussed, these dogs tend to overeat, often ending up being overweight. Be sure that your dog’s meal is carefully guarded. Refrain from serving them such foods that are generally unhealthy for dogs.