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.
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|Also known as||Basset Hound / Beagle Mix|
|Coat||Coarse, dense, fluffy, corded, soft, wavy, silky|
|Colors||Brown, Lemon, Orange, Tricolor, White|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life span/expectancy||10 to 12 years|
|Height (size)||Medium; 12-17 inches (adults)|
|Temperament||Intelligent, loyal, social, playful|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
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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.
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.