By Avatar photoShiloh Nevada Last updated: 18th October 2022

Bagle Hound


Avatar photo Shiloh Nevada
Last updated: 18th October 2022

The Bagle Hound is a long-eared, square-headed, droopy-eyed cross between the Basset Hound and the Beagle. Some kennel clubs have specified the breed standards of these dogs including a square head, a deep chest, with feet towing out like its basset hound parent, and having minimal body folds. They have a moderately elongated body, but have a compact and muscular structure. Their body is covered with a short coat. Its round eyes, dark nose, and an expressive look all add up to the charm of its face.

Bagle Hound Pictures

Quick Description

Also known asBasset Hound / Beagle Mix
CoatCoarse, dense, fluffy, corded, soft, wavy, silky
ColorsBrown, Lemon, Orange, Tricolor, White
Group (of Breed)Crossbreed
Life span/expectancy10 to 12 years
Weight30-60 pounds
Height (size)Medium; 12-17 inches (adults)
TemperamentIntelligent, loyal, social, playful
Good with ChildrenYes
Good with PetsYes
Country of OriginUSA
Competitive Registration/ Qualification InformationACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR

Bagle Hound Video

Temperament and Behavior

The bagle hounds make an ideal family dog because of their size, dedication and social instincts. However, like its beagle parent, this dog might end up being a little lazy at times, or can be more mischievous and even more sociable than its hound parent. They have a sensitive personality, and would become a wonderful companion to its family members.

These dogs do well with both kids and pets. Their tolerance for other pets has mostly passed on to them from the beagle, which is one of the most popular cat-tolerant breeds. This active breed loves to play, and would love to spend time with kids.

The bagle hound also has a great sense of smell and is linked to specific odors. This has also probably made them a good hunter, which in turn might provoke it to become stubborn. But they are obedient. They listen to their family members pretty well, and because of their loyal nature, they do not usually go out of control.



As a lover of games, the bagle hound enjoys playing games like chasing balls, retrieving sticks, etc. They are energetic dogs with hounding instincts, and need physical activities to stay fit and mentally sound. They need room to run and play, and hence, you should take them out for walks and jog every day, or else there are chances for them to get bored staying indoors. Untie your dog from its leash while playing, but be cautious and sure about the height of your fences, if you have a play yard since it might end up escaping, landing itself among the traffics.


Bagle hounds are dogs of moderate maintenance and minimal care. It is quite easy to groom their short coat. Brush them a couple of times every week, as and when required to ensure hygiene and removal of dead hair. Rest of it, like dental care, trimming nails, is like other breeds.

Health Problems

This breed often suffers from ear problems. This is quite common with most breeds having hanging/overlapping ears. Keep a cautious eye for any possible infection or eruption/redness. Also, be aware of other issues like epilepsy, fleas, tapeworms, or those related to the eyes. Have a thorough knowledge of its parents’ health histories from your puppy’s breeder.

Other than regular diseases, these dogs are also prone to picking up wounds, sprains, cuts, etc. because of their flippant ways and vigorous activities. Consult your nearest vet as quickly as possible, if you come across any of these.


A properly-trained bagle hound might be the envy of your neighbors. On the contrary, if it is not trained properly, you might end living with a dog that scratches, bites, jumps, chews, and commits other destructive mischief. But, since it is not too easy to train your bagle hound, begin the training from a very early age. Your dog is intelligent and moreover, ready to please you, and hence, would pick up socialization, housebreaking, and trainings fast. Never be rude or harsh to your dog, but rather, hold a stern stance and create a firm image of yours, so that your dog holds you as its pack leader. Take the lead while you are out for a walk/jog; give it treats, praises, as and when you find its behavior displayed obedience. Nonetheless, you can always consult a professional trainer, if you find your dog has started to show the slightest behavioral issue.


All kinds of highly nutritious dog foods are recommended for this breed, especially those that are meant for energetic breeds and hounds of its size and energy levels. But make sure, you pick the best brand if you would stick to high quality.

46 responses to “Bagle Hound”

  1. KELLY says:

    Just adopted a 8 week old any ADVICE???

  2. Sally Daniel says:

    I adopted my bagle hound from the shelter 6 yrs ago after losing my bulldog a few days earlier. He’s the best companion ever. Loves to play hide and seek. He loves the dogs at the dog park and all the pets he gets. He was only 6 months old when I adopted him and we had some growing pains at first, but worked through them with a trainer’s help. He’s so sweet and is full of personality.

    • Beth says:

      We just got a 6 month old rescue bagle about seven weeks ago! I agree, he has been challenging, but we see great potential and he is very sweet! I’m happy to hear about your happy ending!

      • Sally Daniel says:

        He’s a wonderful companion, and is so full of life. Part of the problem was that I wasn’t prepared for a puppy, and he was quite the escape artist. Once I found an off leash dog park where he can run free and play with other dogs, that stopped almost instantly. I realized he wasn’t trying to run away, he just needed room to run. Good luck with your pup, and stay the course. It can be frustrating at times, but it’s all worth it in the end.

      • Lynda Clark says:

        Please tell me where you got him…My Basset passed..I have had 3 of them in the past…all bred in private homes in Orlando and can’t find one now..Thanks!

        • Jesse says:

          We have a litter about to be born. We are not breeders but both parents are purebred. This is our first!! We are inks though and you would need to come get it. I will not fly/ship a dog.

  3. Rambo Rambo says:

    I found my dog companion by first understanding what I wanted. I did not want to potty train (3 kids, I have had my time doing this…), and a dog that would be okay with me leaving for 12-16 hours sometimes.

    Bassett Hound fit the bill. I found a Beagle / Bassett mix, 6 years old as a rescue. Wow! It has been 2 years, but this chill little girl gets along with everyone and everything, including an autistic child visit fairly frequently (who loves her, but sometimes in the wrong way)

    Great breed, best of all worlds. She is 60 pounds and 1 ft tall with feet that are almost sideways, stubborn. She talks, just dont understand her talk but I get the idea. Baying and barking are diffreent and I am sure this soft or louder baying is her trying to talk in english…lol

  4. Cindy Novello says:

    I just adopted a rescue bagel dog. He’s estimated to be about 7 1/2 yrs old. He’s such a calm dog and gets along well with my other dog and my 3 yr old son. But I’m concerned because he has not barked once since I’ve had him and his foster parents that had him for about a month also said he never barked. He’s not deaf because when I tell him No or to come here he listens. Is this normal??? I mean even when the other 3 dogs bark he still doesn’t. And also he has very very bad breath. And the poor pup still looks so sad and confused. His original owners dropped him off at a high kill shelter in North Carolina and a rescue group from my area took him then a foster then me. How can I make him happy again?

    • Melissa Kegerreis says:

      Give him time. I adopted an older (10 y/o) dog after the same chain of events (pound/rescue/foster/me) and it took her a long time (several months) to get over all the trauma and loss. But if he has bad breath you should have your vet check his mouth and teeth, sounds like he needs a dental.

      • Noah Gates says:

        Hi! I have a 4 year old bagel hound I’ve had him for almost a year now. He was a rescue from a local shelter. I was also concerned about him not barking when I first got him, but I have found the only time he barks if we are outside the house and he can see us from the inside. Other than that he is almost silent. Nonetheless he is the best dog I’ve ever had loyal, smart, and loving.


    i just lost (died) sunday my beagle mixed with basset .i saw your dogs. is one pic’s with 2 beagles on the right hand that looks like mine. how old he’s ,and how much

  6. Sandra Sinclair says:

    I lost my bagle hound last December and I still miss her every single day. Highly intelligent, very loving, but absolutely scent driven. Be careful when you let it offleash as they will follow a scent vigorously. I never had any ear problems, but we had a lot of trouble with anal gland infections, which ultimately became the tumour that killed her. Apparently this is not uncommon in hounds.

  7. fredrick porter says:

    Live in Lincoln/Omaha, Nebraska area. Interested in a beagle/basset hound dog mix. Where to see and buy?

  8. Colleen Brady says:

    I am looking for a lemon beagle basset 6 months or older. We would like a male. I have been looking for 4 months and having very little success. We have a 6 year old beagle basset who could really use a buddy. Does anyone have any suggestions?C

    • Eva says:


      I have a three year-old Beagle Basset hound who is a wonderful dog that I rescued three years ago. He is very well-behaved but I do not have the time he needs to be able to be with him due to work. Are you still looking? I can send you pictures and further details.

  9. JJ says:

    I adopted Bud two weeks ago from a shelter in Chicago. He is a three year old rescue from Mississippi. He is ridiculously loving, gentle, obedient. He rarely barks. He is friendly with kids, adults, dogs and cats, but he will chase squirrels up a tree and try to climb up after them and he’ll stand on his hind legs to watch where a rabbit hops and hides in order to track it. He’s a bit mischievous with my clothes, shoes and socks, so I’d highly recommend having chew toys available at all times. A+ companion!!

  10. wendy carson says:

    We adopted our bagel Harry almost year ago. He is about 19 months old and we adore him He has so much personality. We took him for some training for a few sessions so he would be more obedient on the walks he loves so much. Harry is wonderful with children,. I have noticed lately he can be ornery at times with adults especially males he does not know. He has snapped a few times and he was promptly removed which he hates. I think we are going back to the trainer. Does this happen with his breed?

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Hi Wendy,
      The Bagles are not known to be predisposed to being ill-tempered and fearful of strangers. A lack of adequate amount of socialization as a puppy could be a reason your Harry is ornery with strangers. Talk to a dog behaviorist or seek help from a professional trainer to resolve this behavioral issue.

  11. Bonnie says:

    Wanting to buy a Bassett hound beagle puppy

  12. David says:

    They are great dogs. Matter of fact the dog I adopted is in one of the pictures !!

  13. tracy kasparek says:


  14. Nancy says:

    I adopted my Bagle from a rescue. Poor thing came to me with stage 2 heartworm disease and had been shot with pellet. And he had bilateral ear infections. I knew when I saw his picture on the rescue website that he was the one for me and I am so in love with him. He stares into my eyes like he’s looking right into my sole. He is the sweetest boy ever. He gets along wonderfully with my Havanese, cat and kitten. I have an Invisible Fence for the dogs and they both want to be outside all day- I have to bribe them with a treat to come in. And, yes, Murphy, my hound, likes to bark- but that’s a hound! I wouldn’t trade him for any amount of money!

  15. Timmy Leigh Roberts says:

    They are beautiful, I am hoping to get a beagle mix.

  16. Frank says:

    We have a loyal bagle that is 8 years old and needs a new home. His “boys” are grown up now and the remaining adults work long hours away from him. He has no health issues and is eager to please. If you are interested in adopting him please contact me.

  17. Karen says:

    I have a rescued beagle who is the sweetest most loving dog I have ever had.i am certain we were meant for each other. He barks ,bays chews, jumps fences,and opens the fridge and steals food but is still the best dog ever.He loves me, my children and our closest friends, and our bichon maltese

    • robert tarter says:

      We adopted one from the humans society. Very sweet loving animal but barks a lot. Remember these are hounds and hounds bark. We are lucky because we have no neighbors close or it could be a problem. Love your doggy.

  18. Penny Lozon says:

    I am curious if this breed has any specific medical issues to be aware of. I am looking to adopt one and he has a very long torso.

    • Erica says:

      They can easily develop ear infections and obesity can be a problem if they’re not properly fed/exercised. Otherwise, I don’t know of any breed specific issues.

  19. Sally says:

    We rescued our dear Suzie 8 years ago – she had heartworms and was neglected and left in a pound. We loved her till the day we had to put her to sleep (today, 28 Jan). She developed hemangiosarcoma and it was malignant. She was the best dog ever…sweetest ever (everyone said it). We can never replace her. Found this sight just trying to get a glimpse at other Bagles..Samantha, we kept kennel open so she felt somewhat in control, but taught her to go to the kennel and when she did, we left it open and she didn’t feel trapped (not saying that is the right thing, but it worked for us). When she tried to get out, we’d always say ‘get back in your kennel’ and she was find (albeit we repeated it alot).

  20. Samantha says:

    We just rescued what we believe to be a beagle/basset puppy.. looks to be no more than 6 months old, and we are having a hard time potty training him. We have a crate but he has gone in the crate as well as when he gets crated for bed time he pretty much howls all night. Can anyone shed some light on the best way to train him and how to get him to not howl when he is crated at night?

    • robert e washick says:

      Love and patience. Our “lilly” rescued us, but it took a while to know it. She had been adopted and returned twice by others before us according to her records. Honestly, was close to giving up on housebreaking her as it was almost six months before she got it. I am not recommending this, but my wife called me at work in tears because she “beat” the dog. I could not believe what I was hearing and raced home more worried about my wifes state of mind than the dogs condition. I know my wife is not capable of abuse. My wife survived, I could see no reaction or difference in the dog from any other day over the last six months, but she is one of the best behaved (although still true to the breed stubborn) dogs I have owned ever since that day. I believe all the time spent in the overcrowded shelter where she spent most of her first 10 months of life hurt her in the housebreaking department. We have had her for over 8 years now and love her more than I thought possible. When he does “get it”, you will have the best companion ever. Don’t give up.

    • robert e washick says:

      Samantha, additionally, place a t shirt or similar item of clothing you have worn in the cage with the dog. your scent may help appease and settle it.

    • Kathleen Zimmer says:

      Let him sleep in your room with you- either on a dog bed or in his crate but in the same room. He wants to be in the “den” with the rest of his pack (you). I agree that a shirt of soft toy with your scent on it will help him. Dogs like to be with everyone especially at night- they are not usually solitary creatures. We LOVE our Beagle/Basset cross- we adopted her from the shelter- she is a fantastic dog. She had been extremely neglected. We still occasionally have trouble with potty training but it has resolved itself for the most part now that she knows she has a loving family and a home.

  21. Abbie says:

    My parents had a Beagle Basset 30 years ago and STILL talk about what a wonderful dog she was! I have a friend with a Basset who just had a litter of Bagles. I am VERY excited and looking forward to welcoming one of them home!

    • Louise says:

      Hi Abbie, I just read your post an was wondering where you are located, we just lost our beautiful sweet beagle and are looking to get another one to make our family whole again.
      I saw that your friends are expecting a litter and if your in our area and they are selling them we would love to know.

    • tracy kasparek says:


  22. Diane says:

    oh. wow, I always wanted one, a basset hound, but they are very expensive, I grew up with them, we live in San Jose ca, they are beautiful, as we had a beagle for 9 years, but she passed away, she is a relative to these, so we are looking for one to adopt, or care for, I have grand children that would love one, if you know someone who does not want it or one has been neglected please contact me or call -408-561-1647, I would not care if it was a female, or male as long as it is young one, feel free to pass my information to your friends close by me Thank you Diane

  23. Pam says:

    I had a Bagle which I adopted at 6 years of age. We just lost her at age 14, and what a loss it was. She was the sweetest, gentlest little soul. She literally never barked but would give us a welcome home howl that had to be heard to be believed. She never chewed anything either. As far as I concerned she was the perfect dog. I’m already looking for anaother.

  24. Teri Draper says:

    I am a dog trainer with a neglected bagle hound across the street. This delightful dog is so misunderstood that the owners have taken to putting an e-collar on him for the nuisance barking. The only reason he barks is because he is neglected. I want to introduce myself and tell them that there is a different way, but on the other hand I am not invited and I could just call the authorities.

    • Diane N. says:

      I got a “bird house” from Petsafe that emits a ultra sound when my two Bagel boys howl… and believe me…. it sounds like I’m beating them to death!! Anyway.. one week and we are thrilled beyond belief with the results. If the neighbors dog barks, I place the unit (turned in) on my fence.. ha ha training their dogs without their knowledge
      Great for the neighborhood ❤️

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