The Reagle is a cross between the Rottweiler and the Beagle. Both breeds were well-known as hunting or working dogs, and have now gained popularity as companion dogs. The Reagle too is gaining popularity probably because of a successful fusion of their traits and temperaments. These are medium-sized dogs with a stout build, almond-shaped eyes, with a long snout and floppy ears, and a long tail. They prefer being with their owners and families, and thus make a good family and apartment dog. But these dogs are not too common, and cannot be found easily for adoption.
|Also known as||Rottweiler / Beagle Mix|
|Coat||Hard, glossy, soft, shiny, medium|
|Colors||Red, brown, black & tan, white|
|Type||Hounding dog, Working dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||10 to 15 years|
|Personality Traits||Loving, loyal, social, active, protective, cheerful, alert|
|Talents/Skills||Detecting narcotics, Police work, Search & rescue, Obedience, Watchdog, Tracking|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Moderately|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DDKC|
The Reagle is extremely loyal and dedicated towards its owner. It is a gentle dog that would shower its family members with all warmth and affection. However, it gets excitable at times. These dogs are good with children and other pets in the family and would play around with them. Its beagle parent excelled in slower-paced hunts and was originally a scenthound, used especially for ground scenting animals like hare, known best for the power of its nose, power and excelled in slower-paced hunts.
Other than being a ‘bloodhound’, the Beagle is perhaps known better for the skills of their scent, and its restraint on the hunt. Thus, the Reagles are way too advanced with the power of their nose, making them chasing rodents and other animals, if not properly trained.
They act amusingly clownish when it comes to interacting with other people they love. They are not too comfortable with strangers in the first meeting, however, once things gel, they would mix with them cheerfully. This is one trait that makes them a poor guard dog.
They are social beings, and would love to mix with everyone, and certainly the most with its master. It is completely an indoor dog, and it is tough for it to thrive if they are housed outside of your home, away from you.
These dogs can be independent and obstinate at times. So begin your training soon after you bring it from the breeders or rescue. Reagle can be single-minded and stubborn at times. For better and quick results, training is recommended with reward orientation. Treat your dog with biscuits or snacks so as to help it get past any possible distractions like other unknown scents or animals.
Begin socialization, housebreaking, obedience, and crate trainings from a tender age so as to ensure a peaceful co-existence with other pets in your house. Be consistent while training, but never be rude or harsh. Let your dog understand that, it’s you who is the real leader of its dog-pack.
A general dog diet is enough to keep your dog fit and healthy. Ensure that your pet is getting a nutritious and wholesome diet, especially during its growing days.