By Avatar photoShiloh Nevada Last updated: 18th October 2022



Avatar photo Shiloh Nevada
Last updated: 18th October 2022

The Bea-Tzu has been developed by crossing the Beagle and the Shih-Tzu. Noted for its intelligence, loyalty, and protectiveness, this dog has a great demeanor and gets along great with everyone. For this very simple reason, they make great companion dogs as well. Their protective instinct makes them a good family watchdog as well.
The bea-tzu is a small to medium-size dog with short front legs, broad head, droopy ears, round, brown eyes, and a heart-shaped nose. Their muzzle is shorter than their beagle parents. Their slim and short body, along with the long, curved tail, is covered with medium to long straight fur.

Bea-Tzu Pictures

Quick Description

Also known asBeagle Shih-Tzu Mix
CoatSoft, straight, silky
ColorsBlack, White, Brown, Cream, Gray, Black and Tan, Tricolor
TypeCompanion dog, Watchdog, Designer dog
Group (of Breed)Crossbreed
Lifespan/Expectancy10 to 15 years
Weight15-25 pounds (for full grown male and female)
Height (size)Small; up to 11 inches
Personality TraitsDedicated, affectionate, intelligent, active, protective, playful
Good with ChildrenYes
Good with PetsYes
Country of OriginUSA
Competitive Registration/ Qualification InformationACHC, DRA, IDCR, DDKC, DBR


Temperament and Behavior

The bea tzu is a loving, compassionate, sweet-tempered dog that has a sense of loyalty and commitment to its owner and his family, and strives to be around them. They are a perfect choice for homes with children. They would provide protection to its loved ones to such an extent that might apparently seem to be possessiveness. So are they good with kids and fellow pets, and are non-aggressive to strangers. In fact, this breed works very well in a home that houses other pets. However, whether your puppy will grow up to a frequent woofer, or a quiet canid, depends upon the genetic factors. However, normally, they are rather quiet by nature.

They are fairly active, and their level of adaptability is moderate. They would suit well in the apartment if they get enough exercise. They are also not much adaptable to cold climatic conditions, though they are pretty much resistant to heat. They love to play, and enjoy the view of other animals during playtime in order to stay entertained.



Bea-Tzus make great indoor pets provided they get lots of fun and playtime. These dogs are playful and energetic, and should ideally have at least a small yard in which they can play. Do not keep them on a leash when they would play. But make sure the space is enclosed and safe for the little canine. Also, like most dogs need, your dog too would need some daily exercise, though not vigorous. You can take them out for short-distance walks, or for a short jog.


Brushing your dog regularly is urgent, or else they would end up getting their hair matted. Brush them at least thrice a week, and bathe them when needed. Also, getting your dog groomed once in 7 or 8 months by a professional is also recommended.

Health Problems

Bea-Tzus are found to be healthier than both their parents. However, they are not immune to general dog diseases, or those that are genetic. Bea-Tzus have been noted to have developed skin problems like Beagle.  Some specimens have also been found to develop eye problems like their Shih-Tzu parent. Crossbreds are usually less prone to picking up diseases or develop health issues. However, it is always a good idea to research its parents before you adopt them from dog breeders or rescues.


Being a clever and smart dog, it would pick up training very easily. While some might display signs of stubbornness inherited from the Shih-Tzu lineage, it is most likely that they would soon learn to adapt themselves well and learn rather quickly.

Never be rude to your little one, or else there are possibilities to develop training-related or behavioral issues in its adulthood. Rather, a positive reinforcement-based approach is recommended. Hold patience, praise them or give them treats as they succeed in picking up a trick, or learn something new. They are usually well behaved and would always be ready to please their masters.

Begin training your bea-tzu soon after owning them. Urgent trainings at a young age include crate, housebreaking, and obedience. Be consistent while training. Let them understand that you are the leader of its ‘dog-pack’. Also, be aware that your puppy does not develop issues like ‘small dog syndrome’ since childhood since it is common with dogs of its size.


Ideally, you should feed your beatzu twice a day with two main meals. However, no breed specific routine meal is recommended for your dog. But considering their small size, provide your bea tzu with the same quantity of daily diet just as the other small-sized dogs would need. But make sure, whatever they eat are good quality dog foods that would be sufficient in providing them the standard levels of nutrition. This is what an active and energetic dog needs.

Interesting Facts

  • This is one breed whose coat grows very fast.

18 responses to “Bea-Tzu”

  1. Donna McCartney says:

    Does anyone have a Bea Tzu puppy for sale?

  2. Katherine says:

    My dog is a shih-tzu but she looks more like the beatzu on the night of March 11 til a little after 1 in the morning March 12 she gave birth to four pups father was beagle only one didn’t make it so I have three pups and the last one to be born has his eyes open but my runt and the other female does not have their eyes open is this normal please help

  3. SherryK says:

    Do you have any pups left from this liter? I’ve been searching for one for a little while now. Or do you know where I can find one?

  4. Morgan says:

    I have a new baby , bea tzu and his name is luke and he’s 7 months old . I adopted him , he’s so sweet, had him for 3 days now, he’s stubborn but very loving and he played earlier today but hasn’t eaten much , was neutered friday and I’m a bit nervous so I will take him to the doctor tomorrow just to make sure he’s ok .

  5. Kay says:

    My pup is a bea-tzu. He is very energetic and loves to eat. The only problem we have had with him is potty training. He is very stubborn. We have tried positive reinforcement and letting him know that he is in trouble. It’s taking a while. He will be seven months old soon. Otherwise he is a perfect dog!

    • Janet King says:

      Beagles are pine of the hardest dogs to potty train. Just stick to it & remember it’s not your fault!

    • Angela says:

      We have the same breed of a female and we are having a hard time with potty training as well but she is only two months. What are we to do? She has a back yard. She loves to be outside for playing and pottying in the house. We would likes some helpful advice as well.

    • Kim says:

      Pee pee pads! Mine refuses to get her feet wet in the rain lol. Then he won’t be in trouble lol. Mine took to them the 1st day

  6. kreone says:

    I have a crossbreed dog. Shih tzu and beagle shes already 8months I have no idea if she can mate with other dogs I don’t see any sign. What can I do can you help me

  7. Makenzie says:

    Is it safe to breed this on your own if the female is shihtzu? Or would the beagle be too big, causing the babies to be unsafe for my dog to give birth to?

    • channah says:

      Mine gave birth in dec. She had no issues at all. The momma was shih-tzu and father was beagle. Birth was smooth and she had no problems. We were with her entire time. I knew she was in labor because she started panting a lot.

    • Alex says:

      My Shih tzu is female and had pups by a beagle. Her pregnancy was rough. She lost the entire first liter. She kept getting into our neighbors fence.. got pregnant with again and had all 6. But the birth was hard on her I was worried she wasn’t going to make it. But she did. She ended up getting an infection in her nipples too and I had to finish the pups with a bottle. All of them came out healthy. I guess it really just depends

  8. Mansi Dabas says:

    i would like to purchase the bea tzu dog

    • channah says:

      I have some bea-tzu puppies, that will be for sale sometime after march.

      • Lisa says:

        this sounds like the perfect dog, love the traits! My 8 year old son and 12 year old daughter want a puppy to love and play with so badly! I am looking for one hypoallergenic and it says this mix is, so that’s a huge plus as well.
        Do you still have puppies available?

      • Sherry says:

        Do you have any pups left from this liter? I’ve been searching for one for a little while now. Or do you know where I can find one?

      • Jess says:

        How much will you be charging?

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