The Boingle is a cross between the Beagle and the German Shorthaired Pointer purebred dogs. It has a round skull with a long squarish muzzle, a pair of dark eyes mostly brown in color, soft, long, and drooping ears, a powerful body, medium sized legs, and a pointy tail. Being fun loving and high spirited by nature, it makes an excellent companion for a family. It is a versatile breed that may inherit the hunting skills of its parent breeds.
|Other Names||German Shorthaired Pointer-Beagle Mix, Beagle-Pointer Mix, Poingle|
|Coat||Short-haired, hard, rough, and may be water-resistant like that of the GSP dog|
|Color||Tri-colored pattern including black, white, and tan is common; the head is solid color; white coat with tan marks is also seen|
|Group of Breed||Sporting, Hound Dog|
|Weight||50-60 lbs (22.7-27.2 kg)|
|Size and Height||Medium; 16-20 inches|
|Shedding||Moderate and constant|
|Temperament||Sweet-natured, playful, intelligent, energetic, affectionate, bold, obedient, loves to keep company with humans|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||Unknown|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DBR, IDCR|
Boingle (Pointer Beagle Mix) Video
Temperament and Behavior
The Boingle dogs are not shy of human interactions and are suited for active families. These are merry, amiable, and even-tempered dogs that enjoy the company of their owners. This people-loving nature may cause these pets to be unhappy and sad if they are left alone. The beagle pointer mix will become anxious and agitated if it does not get regular companionship. As puppies, they have an inherent boisterous personality that can be controlled with effective training.
Even though they are usually friendly to older children, supervision is required when they are around little kids. They are tolerant to other dogs, but may show aggression towards small animals including rabbits and cats. Their courageous and daring personality along with their tendency to bark at intruders makes them exceptional watchdogs.
It needs a few spells of regular activity and play to satisfy its daily exercise requirement. Because of its lively nature, it hates to remain idle and inactive for long hours. Inadequate amounts of exercise may force a Boingle to exercise itself. It may also induce behavioral problems in your pet. Make sure that you take your pet on long walks and jogs. A game of fetch in a fenced backyard will make it happy, and give you the opportunity to form strong attachments with your pet.
The Boingle is a low maintenance dog, and its coat does not need any special care. Apart from sticking to a weekly brushing regimen, you can bathe your pet when needed. To make its coat look clean and glossy, regularly rub its hair using a towel. Your dog’s feet are likely to become dirty after a session of play or exercise in the yard. Therefore, check thoroughly and remove all the dust and mud that has accumulated in its paws. Like all dogs with long ears, your Boingle is prone to ear infections. Carefully inspect its ears for redness, tenderness, and bad smell.
There are no known breed-specific health issues of a Boingle, but being a crossbreed it may be affected by some of the diseases that are commonly seen in its parents. It may suffer from genetic eye disorders, skin diseases, allergies, hip dysplasia, and cancer.
Since the Boingles get bored easily, keeping them focused is a challenge. However, their smartness coupled with a compliant personality makes them fairly trainable. If teaching new exercises becomes a problem, praise them or reward them with dog treats and foods. Early socialization is an absolute necessity with these dogs. This will help teach your Boingle dog in distinguishing between a prey and a household pet. Moreover, crate training is needed to prevent the puppies from getting into mischief when no one is around to supervise them.
Since it is a fairly active breed, it requires a considerable amount of food that suits its lifestyle. Specially formulated foods providing vitamins B and E, fat, and protein will provide sufficient energy. If you are feeding dry dog foods, the daily amount should be between 1.5 and 3 cups. Do not feed your pet before or after strenuous works or exercise, as it will induce bloating.
- The Boingle is a hardy breed, and being a fast runner this dog excels in competitive sports such as retrieving and trailing.