The Peagle is a small-statured, cute looking designer breed created by crossing the Beagle and Pekingese. They are characterized with a round head, well-set eyes, and soft floppy ears. They may have a short coat similar to the Beagle or a longer one as their Pekingese parent. Their charming appearance and pleasant personality have made them immensely popular as pets.
|Other Names||Peagle Hound|
|Coat||Long, Short, Silky|
|Color||Black, White, Brown, Cream|
|Group (of Breed)||Designer|
|Lifespan||12 to 14 years|
|Size and Height||Small; 6 to 16 inches|
|Weight||14 to 15 pounds|
|Temperament||Affectionate, Lively, Playful, Sociable, Curious and Intelligence|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DDKC (Designer Dogs Kennel Club), DBR (Designer Breed Registry), ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club), IDCR (International Designer Canine Registry), DRA (Dog Registry of America, Inc.)|
Though the history of creating this breed is unknown, breeders may have crossed them with the Pekingese and Beagle to obtain a dog that would have an adorable lap dog appearance like the former as well as attain the intelligence of the latter.
The Peagle is fun loving and amicable along with an even temperament and gentle disposition, providing pleasure to the family members. They are perfect family dogs, bonding well with members of their household. Their level of curiosity is similar to both their parents and they also desire for love and affection always. While the Beagles love to be in the company of children, the Pekingese is not a good choice for homes with small kids as they dislike being teased or handled roughly. Though this breed is mostly child-friendly, you might spot the trait of the Pekingese in some of them. However, parents should make sure that the little ones are not rough or rash to them as these small-sized, fragile dogs need careful handling
Following the footsteps of its parents, it may be wary of the presence of strangers, barking instantly on seeing an unfamiliar face at the door. Having the Beagle as one of its parents, it might also have the smelling and chasing instinct.
These smart and intelligent dogs are easy to train requiring a tactful and patient trainer who can help in developing their personality in a pleasing way. Imparting socialization and obedience training to the Peagle puppies is essential to help them get along well with unknown people and pets. As they have the scope of being good sniffers and chasers like the Beagle, the owners should take special initiatives in developing this skill or send them to a grooming school to be trained well. Rather than being harsh it is better to opt for methods of positive reinforcement to make the training procedure successful.
It is required to give these dogs half to one cup of dry dog food on a daily basis. You can also introduce a variety of foods with a high nutritional value, but avoid overfeeding them as it can make them obese.