The Beaglier is a cross breed that has evolved from the Beagle and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs. The offspring has the looks and shape of the beagles, but without their hound-like hunting instincts and a strong sense of scents. The Beaglier also possesses the affectionate and social instincts of its spaniel parent. This breed was developed in the 1900s through crossbreeding programs in Australia. Since then, they ended up being an extremely popular breed, especially because of their calm nature.
The Beagliers are small to medium-sized dogs with a short coat often studded with colorful markings, loosely-hanging ears, large eyes, and a typically rounded muzzle like the cavalier dogs.
|Coat||Short, wavy, medium, hard|
|Colors||Black, Brown, White, Tricolor|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Lifespan||10 to 13 years|
|Height (size)||Small to Medium; 12-16 inches|
|Temperament||Energetic, gentle, quiet, loving, stubborn|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Country of Origin||Australia|
|Competitive Registration||ACHC, DBR, DDKC, DRA, IDCR|
Beaglier Puppy Video
Temperament and Behavior
The Beagliers are extremely loving, gentle and sweet-natured, and would be good to their family members, other fellow pet dogs. They love human company, are also good with kids, especially kids older than six and are more understanding and know how to handle this breed.
At times, the Beagliers are stubborn too, especially when they start developing anxiety and boredom staying alone for longer periods of time, or are left unattended. They are very playful, and are curious and conscious about where they are.
They can adapt and establish themselves very easily with family life, and thus makes a great apartment dog. This dog is basically quiet by nature, though they wouldn’t miss barking to alert their family members, if they come across something that doesn’t seem right. This makes them a good watchdog too.
Beaglier is one breed that is known to enjoy walks. Take them out for walking or jogging with you at least once every day. This would not merely keep the active dog happy and healthy, but would also balance their hunting and walking instincts.
Keep a playtime for your dog every day. Participate in different interactive games with your pet or just let them play with the kids. Untie it from its leash during its playtime, but make sure it is inside an enclosed yard, or else, their hunting nature might take over.
The Beagliers do not need intense grooming sessions. Brush your dog at least twice a week in order to remove the dead and loose hairs. Bathe them, if only it is necessary, or else, it might leave its skin dry. Your dog’s ears are big and floppy, and hence the persisting warm temperature inside its ears might help in the growth of organisms, leading to complications. Keep their ears clean and dry, especially after a bath, or if they were out in the rain.
Being a crossbreed, the Beagliers are healthier than its parents. This is a common characteristic to most of the crosses. However, be aware of health hazards that are common to all breeds in general like ear infections (common to dogs with hanging ears), heart disease, epilepsy, patella luxation, etc.
The easy-going, intelligent dog is ready to please you readily and hence, would pick up tricks and training at ease. Help them socialize from their puppyhood and get them acquainted with more and more new faces. Do not be rude to your dog if it behaves obstinately. Instead, follow the positive reinforcement method to get best results.
The Beagliers need a patient behavioral training so that they can learn how to overcome their own hunting instincts and the strong prey drive. In this regard, you can seek professional help from puppy kindergartens. Also, while you are out for a walk with your dog, do take the lead. Let your dog understand well, who the leader of its pack is.
The most crucial period of your pet’s life is when it is still a puppy, and is growing up. It needs to be fed a premium diet for optimal nutrition. Abide by the same routine diet as is common to the other dogs of its size and energy levels. But if you provide it with dry foods like kibbles, do not compromise with the quality and quantity of your pet’s food.
Also, stick to age-specific diet plans. This would keep issues like obesity at bay, as also will enhance its reproductive ability, improve its mental acuity, support further growth, and keep it fit even at old age.
- Beagliers are not suited for homes with non-canine pets.
- This dog is specifically good with children and can bond strongly with the young members of the family.