The Beagador, also called the Beagle Labrador Mix, is a designer dog created by crossing a Beagle and a Labrador Retriever. This fun-loving dog is similar to Beagle in height but has a slightly longer torso. Its medium-sized body has a short coat akin to that of its Labrador parent. As a multi-talented breed, it does well in dog sports like jogging and agility.
|Labbe, Labbe Retriever, Labeagle, Labrador Beagle Mix
|Short, smooth, soft, dense; protects from the wet and the cold weather
|White/cream, brown/chocolate, black, black and white, black and brown; spotted and combination of three colors is also possible
|Group of Breed
|25-45 lbs (11.3-20.4 kg)
|Size and Height
|Medium; 19-24 inches tall
|Courageous, cheerful, loyal, curious, playful
|Good with Children
|Country Originated in
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information
|DDKC, DBR, DRA, ACHC, IDCR
Video: Beagador Playing
Temperament and Behavior
The Beagadors are calm, devoted, and sweet-natured dogs that love to attach to their owners. They are an absolute joy to hang around with, and their funny behavior will often make everyone laugh. With proper training, they get along well with people and can live peacefully with other animals.
The Labbe Retrievers get easily bored when they are left alone too long. This might encourage them to look for ways of amusing themselves, inducing unwanted activities like digging and howling. These playful pets tend to grab things with their mouths just for fun. To keep them from doing this, they should be trained at a young age, preferably when 9-12 weeks old.
Being naturally inquisitive, the Lab and Beagle mix dogs like to sniff and inspect things around. An interesting smell might urge them to wander off. They also exhibit a fair amount of confidence and fearlessness when confronting with an intruder. Thus, they can also be used for watching and guarding.
To work off its excess energy, a matured Beagador needs daily activities. It enjoys going for leashed walks with its owner. Since it is prone to obesity, do not allow it to become lazy. Jogging and brisk running across a well-fenced yard will keep it physically fit and active. It can also be kept busy by playing games of fetch.
Brush your Labbe dog’s coat 2-3 times a week with a brush having medium-sized bristles. This will remove its loose hairs and stimulate new hair growth. Do not bathe it frequently unless it is extremely smelly and dirty. Make sure that you check its dropped ears every two weeks for infections. If it does not wear its nails down naturally, trim them 1-2 times a month. When it comes to its dental care, use a vet recommended toothpaste to brush its teeth twice or thrice a week.
Beagadors may suffer from the health conditions that are common in its parent breeds including bone disorders like hip dysplasia and patellar luxation; eye disease such as Progressive Retinal Atrophy, glaucoma, and cataracts; and bacterial infections of the skin and ears.
The Labeagles will require an expert hand to help them learn all the basic etiquette of living in a family. Start socialization and house-training early. When training the puppies, always stick to positive reinforcement techniques. You can use a tasty treat to handle an unruly or rambunctious pet.
If they get the opportunity, these food-loving dogs can eat all day. Therefore, it is important that you measure your pet’s food and prevent it from over-eating. Dry kibble is an essential dietary component, but you should keep the daily amount between 1.5 and 2.5 cups. Choose foods depending on your pet’s age and lifestyle.
- The Lab and Beagle Mix dogs are excellent diggers and can easily escape from a garden, if not properly fenced.