By Dr. Watuwa JamesDr. James Watuwa Last updated: 27th November 2023


The friendly, tolerant, and fun-loving Beago is a medium-sized cross between a Beagle and a Golden Retriever. The Beagos are characterized by a strong and muscular body with a pair of round dark eyes set on a broad skull, a well-chiseled and balanced muzzle, a black nose, droopy ears, muscular forequarters, and a medium-sized tail. This versatile breed is a frequent participant in dog sports such as competitive obedience and agility, and its high level of intelligence makes it suitable for use in search and rescue operations as well as detection of narcotics.

Beago Pictures

Quick Information

Other NamesBeago Retriever, Beagle-Golden Retriever Mix
CoatShort or long, shiny, smooth
ColorDark Brown/Chocolate, Brown and White, Light Brown/Golden, Black and Brown; Golden or tricolors are common
Breed TypeCrossbreed
Group of BreedSporting, Hound Dog
Lifespan10-12 years
Weight30-40 lbs (13.6-18.1 kg)
Size and HeightSmall to medium; males: 13-20 inches
females: 10-12 inches
Size of Litter4-5 puppies
TemperamentSmart, affectionate, loyal, pleasant, sociable, confident
Good with ChildrenYes
Country Originated inThe USA
Competitive Registration/ Qualification InformationDRA, ACHC, DDKC, DBR, IDCR

Video: A Beago Playing with a Pitbull Lab Mix

Temperament and Behavior

The personality of a Beago can be described as kind, amiable, loving, and devoted. These sweet-natured dogs are always patient with children and are tolerant towards their family as well as strangers. The Beagos are calm and docile dogs with an eagerness to please. They are neither hostile towards other pets nor are they timid or nervous.

They make great family dogs that hate spending hours alone. Being light-hearted and lively, these dogs love working with people. They remain focused on their task until they become tired. They may also show some of the retrieving behavior of their Golden Retriever parents, such as fetching the newspaper, or waking up their family members. When intruders come around, they will bark to alert their owners.



The beagle retriever mix is an active breed of dog that needs an hour of vigorous exercises regularly. It loves outdoor activities, which means it would be more than happy to go for a walk or a jog. Playing sessions involving a game of fetch in the backyard is also needed to keep your pet mellow and mentally satiated. You should provide your Beago with plenty of soft toys so that it can keep itself busy inside the house. Remember, a Beago is happiest when it has something to play with.


Caring for this dog requires nothing extraordinary. Regular brushing is needed to remove the loose hairs from its coat, keeping them from settling all over the house. An occasional bath is necessary to keep it looking clean and smelling good. Its long, fold-over ears need to be frequently cleaned to prevent ear infections. To clean its outer ear, apply a pH-balanced ear cleaner using a cotton ball. Trimming its nails once a month as well as brushing its teeth 2-3 times a week will help in keeping your pet in good condition.

Health Problems

Like most crossbred dogs, the beagle retriever mix is prone to some of the breed-specific health issues affecting its parents. Therefore, you should be aware of dog ailments such as hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, elbow dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, hypothyroidism, cancer, and heart diseases.


These are highly trainable pets with the ability to learn quickly. The golden retriever and beagle mix dogs need exposure to new people as well as other pets when they are young. This will help them become a sociable and well-rounded pet. Since they respond well to treats, you may use food rewards to teach them some basic commands like ‘come’, ’sit’, ‘stay’, and ‘heel’. You can enroll your Beago puppy in obedience classes that will help your pet learn some of the rules of living in a family.


When it comes to feeding your Beago, you may consider giving it commercial dry food garnished with a little bit of canned food, cottage cheese, or meat to add flavor. You may also give a healthy raw-food diet or a home-cooked diet, but make sure that the nutritional balance is correct. The daily amount of dry food required by an adult Beago is 1.5-2.5 cups.

26 responses to “Beago”

  1. Emma J Bonanno says:

    After reading the info on Beagos , I feel very fortunate to have found my precious litter girl. She is now going on 16 years old with no signs of leaving just yet. Though she is very spoiled, she has never really been “playful” or cared for toys. Just lots of attention of us. She is okay with other animals…..still doesn’t play tho….just spoiled. 🙂 I love her so much that the day I lose her will be a sad day. She had an older sister which was a mixed breed of several —border collie, hound, German shep…&?. We lost her at 17.5 years and her ashes sit here with us….and so will my little Beago when the day comes.

  2. sherif khafagy says:

    Hi…Beago Retriever puppies!!! We’ve been looking all over and have no luck finding any. Please help us find a little girl to add to our family.

  3. Emarae says:

    Hello Lisa, we are looking for a Beago breeder. We live in Colorado and are hoping to connect with a breeder for a spring/summer puppy. If anyone in the feed has a reputable breeder please send them or us their contact information. Our email is: Thank you in advance!

  4. ROY ODELL says:

    You have a picture of a “beago” the tan and white dog. He looks just like a dog I lost named ” Hunter” who is about 10 years old now. Please where is this dog, is he for sale or adoption.? I love my dog. Miss my dog.

  5. Caryn jackson says:

    I have a beago female puppy I walk her play out side give her toys but can break her from going un the house is is 11 wks old and has a very strong smell in her pee and poop .what should I do

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Hi Caryn,
      If your Beago puppy is eliminating in the wrong places, then confinement is possibly the best option. It means you should not allow her to have the full access to your house. If you cannot watch her, then consider putting her in a small room or crate. By confining her to small places at a time, you can easily develop her ‘den instinct’. Keep small crates and barriers in the busiest room in the house so that you can easily keep an eye on your pup and take her outside at specific intervals to pee and potty. When she grows into an adult dog, she will not soil your house because she will see it as her den area.

  6. Abby Ortiz says:

    Hello Lisa! I’m Abby, and I would like to have a Beago puppy mix. I was looking for a Dog breeder of Beago puppies so long! I’m from Beeville, TX, call my dad, our number is 361-343-5299. (At your convinients. Thank you) And at any chance, send me your number

    • Greg says:

      Hi, I am looking for a Beago and wonder if you ever found yours? Did you come across any breeders when you were looking? Any suggestions on where/how to look for our new family member?


  7. Pooja says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Is there a contact number I can reach you at?
    I have been looking for a beago and can’t find any where.

    Any one has any information, please pass on.

  8. Pooja says:

    Hi Lisa,
    I am interested in a beago mix. Can we connect?

  9. James Perample says:

    I, too, am searching for a beagle/retriever mix puppy, peferably female, to adopt. Any info on contacts and/or adoptions would be greatly appreciated.

  10. Shawn says:

    I would love to know when you have another litter of Beago puppys. How can I get in touch with you?

  11. Lori Hahn says:

    Where can you find a breeder for beago puppies? I am interested in finding out more information.

  12. Susan says:

    I am looking for a beago puppy to add to our family!! I am having a hard time finding one. My phone number is 585-690-0232 and also email.

  13. Lori Ouellette says:

    Hi…Hi…Hi…Beago Retriever puppies!!! We’ve been looking all over and have no luck finding any. Please help us find a little girl to add to our family. We live in MA and will drive quite a distance to meet her and her siblings.

    Our phone is: 508/450-2639; or, of course, email. Thank you so much.

  14. R says:

    Hi does the cross breeding reduce the hound smell? We are hopefully adopting a beagle/retriever or labrador from rescue and I was curious about the ‘hound smell’ Thanks x

  15. Leroy Slater says:

    Could you please give me a call. I would be interested in a puppy. 701-226-8688

  16. Karen Reid says:

    Where are you located? I had a beautiful Beago growing up and would love to have another. How much are you selling them for?

  17. Bryan Daniels says:

    please let me know if you have any

    of the litter left,I’m very interested


  18. Bryan says:

    Hi Lisa.came across your post
    and was wondering about your Pet’s
    that you want to find a good home for
    i need one as mine was hit by a hit and run
    she (bailey) was wonderful dog…. they are
    remarkable,sure do wish you have a female?

  19. Nadine Stansbury says:

    I am in interested in seeing you litter, my son’s birthday is on the 18th of OCTOBER it will be a great gift after all there research we,very done we are certain on a beago

  20. Lisa says:

    Hi Sandy! We just had a litter of beautiful Beago pups October 1! If you are interested or have any questions please let me know!

  21. Sandy Maloni says:

    Thank you for the great information. I have been searching for a Beago but the breeders I contacted never heard of mixing those two breeds and didn’t recommend it. Can you tell me where I can find a Beago puppy?
    (We lost our dog, Max, a Brittany, after 13 1/2 wonderful years, on June 30th.)

    • Gerrit Troisi says:

      Hi Sandy ,we rescued a puppy . We did the DNA and it came back beagle & golden retriever mix 50/50 . We love Luke like a child . He’s such a loving family dog . None of us can walk by him without hugging him . Hope you find one there perfect pets. Gerrit & KathyLee Troisi

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