By Avatar photoShiloh Nevada Last updated: 18th October 2022



Avatar photo Shiloh Nevada
Last updated: 18th October 2022

The Raggle is a cross between the Rat Terrier and the Beagle dogs. Known for their generous, passionate disposition, and love for their owners, these dogs have a medium, stout built, floppy ears, almond eyes, a dark nose, and a straight to moderately curly tail. Owing to their amicable nature and pleasing appearance, they have become immensely popular.

Raggle Pictures

Quick Description

Also known asRat Terrier Beagle Mix
CoatShort, thick
ColorsBrown, black, lemon, white
TypeNon-sporting dog, Hound dog, Watchdog
Group (of Breed)Crossbreed
Life Span/Expectancy12 to 15 years
Height (Size)Average
Weight5-20 pounds
Personality TraitsAffectionate, aggressive, energetic, friendly, intelligent, lively
Talents/SkillsAgility and competitive obedience
Good with ChildrenYes
Good with PetsModerate
Country of OriginUSA
Competitive Registration/ Qualification InformationACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR

Video: Raggle Dog Playing

Temperament and Behavior

The Raggle dog is a high energy canine that exhibits mostly the qualities and characteristics of the Beagle. They love their owners and are extremely fond of their families, including children, and make wonderful family companions. With all their inherited enthusiasm, they would cherish playing with the kids, and also enjoy being loved, hugged and cuddled by their loved ones. With their basic affectionate nature, they are also tolerant towards other pets in its family, including dogs. However, you should only allow them to mix with your pets when you are sure that they have thoroughly been socialized to the extent that they are able to overcome their hunting instincts by friendly behavior.

Raggles have a strong prey drive, which has been inherited from both their parents. You might expect your raggle chasing birds and squirrels at any time. Sometimes they also display stubborn behavior, which might make training a bit difficult. They need owners who are affectionate as well, and are ready to devote time for them each day.

It is recommended that you choose to pet a raggle if only you have a spacious house with a lawn or garden. These dogs are not much comfortable with apartment living since they need a lot of space to run around and play. Because of their highly avid nature, they need lots of outdoor activities.



As we discussed, these are dogs characterized by dynamism and vivacity, and need exercise and activities to burn down their daily calories, as also to stay mentally fit. Hence, frequent but moderate daily exercise can do the job. Take them out to run or for a long walk with you, or even to the dog park, holding it on leash. Having said that, we remind you to untie your raggle’s leash only when you are sure, it is playing in a yard that is enclosed and safe.


Raggles have a smooth coat. This requires less effort for grooming them. They do not need too much of brushing or combing, except for a couple of times a week to remove the dirt and dead hair. But these dogs shed less. Bathe them very occasionally, only when you feel they are dirty enough for a clean-up.

Health Problems

No known health problems that are specific to this particular breed, have been recorded.


Being as intelligent as its Rat terrier parent, the Raggle would respond brilliantly to training if it gets the company of a patient and tactful owner who can handle its inherited stubbornness in a firm way.

  • House training: Use a crate from the very first time your puppy comes home. Positive reinforcement techniques through praises and treats can be implemented.
  • Obedience training: Start with easy commands and go on to difficult ones to overcome its obstinate nature.
  • Leash Training: Necessary because of the chasing instinct inherent in it.
  • Tricks: Channelize its intelligence well by teaching it interesting tricks.


Feed your pet raggle with three-fourth to one and a half cup of dry dog food on a daily basis. Treats may be given occasionally. It would be a good option to consult your vet and fix a diet chart for your dog so that he gets all the essential nutrients needed for a proper physical and mental growth.

Interesting Facts

  • In Christmas 2014, an adult bitch named ‘Paddy’ became popular after it was featured by its owner Peter Thorpe in different Xmas cards, and in various guises of the festive theme.

18 responses to “Raggle”

  1. Karen says:

    My dog is a rescue, she is 7 and we’ve had her a year. She’s a great indoor dog but very leash aggressive. Strange thing is she has stayed with another calm dog and has been fine. Does not respond to food incentives.

  2. Peter rank says:

    Left to right number 4 dog is it a female?

    • Peter rank says:

      How do I find out who has this dog??? 7155733854????? Left to right number 4 dog is it a female?

  3. Monica says:

    I’m having such a hard time potty training my 5 month off Raggle…. his name is Major. He’s very active at all times. However he doesn’t listen very well on command and potty training is a nightmare. I have him on a bathroom schedule and routine but he just doesn’t get it… he also NEVER barks which is strange any suggestions?

    • Charlie's mom says:

      I have a now 5 month old Raggle, took him in at 12 weeks, tried the potty pads (don’t work) and ended up closing off all bedrooms to house, then taking him outside to “go potty” in our fenced in yard. We took him out every 4 hours, regularly, saying ‘go potty’ numerous times and stayed out with him til he did go. When he went outside, we’d praise him as he came in with ‘good boy’s’. It took a few weeks, but now he scratched on the glass patio door when he needs to go out, only had a couple accidents in the middle of the night. It took awhile for his bladder to mature, but now he’s doing great. We make sure we only have about 5 hours of timeframe between ‘go potty’ times.

    • Ryon says:

      I’ve had my raggle for almost a year now and he is about 14 months old… Does anybody know at what age they calm down? Because he still seems to have as much energy as he did the day I brought him home! When we first got him I literally thought, “What did I do???” about 100 times a day. He was so naughty… And I mean NAUGHTY… You have to be a patient person to own a Raggle. It took about 6 months to get him to stop peeing in the house – he will go poop outside MOST of the time but sometimes he still goes and poops in the corner on the kitchen floor. when he goes outside to play sometimes he doesn’t want to come back in and is so stubborn he will only listen to my husband because he’s not intimidated by me. We’ve taught him to do tricks and he’s extremely intelligent but he just has so much energy that he can’t contain it sometimes… like he doesn’t know what to do with all his energy. The only thing that truly worries me is that sometimes he finds ways of sneaking under the fence (no matter how good we fix the holes he still finds a way) and if my husband is not home he will not listen to me to come back and I’m afraid he might dart into the street. So now he can only go outside when my husband is there. 🙁 Any suggestions?

    • Ryon says:

      The only advice I can give you is to BE PATIENT. I honestly almost gave up on my raggle Ozzy because he was SO naughty. BUT after about 6 months of consistently working with him, over day he just FINALLY got it. Now when he has to go potty he’ll go stand by the back door. But that does not mean that he doesn’t have accidents once in a great while. He also started to learn tricks at about 9 months old they really are very loving sweet affectionate dogs, but you’re right they don’t like to obey is the issue. They’re very STUBBORN and almost act like they don’t “hear” you.

  4. Rachael Cruz says:

    My dog Rosie is three years old and will be four on January 7th. She has recently been diagnosed with epilepsy. Is on medication and doing much better. She is also gaining a lot of weight. Suggestions on dog foods?

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Hi Rachael,
      While there is no specific dog food for dogs with epilepsy or seizures, changing their diet might help. Your vet may prescribe some dog foods for other conditions that could help dogs with epilepsy. However, these prescription foods typically work on a case-by-case basis. Many vets and nutritionists recommend homemade or raw dog food for lowering the carbohydrate level in the diet. If you feed your dog kibble, you can add fresh meat like lamb, pork, and beef that will provide her with amino acids such as l-carnitine and l-taurine. Another amino acid, like dimethylglycine, helps in improving memory, immune system, and reducing the rate of seizures.

  5. Jeffrey Hays says:

    I like live in Bloomington Indiana. I have a 5 year old Half beagle half rat terrier. Looking to breed. Her name is Maggie. She is a perfect loving dog. Great with kids!

  6. Carol Smith says:


  7. James Roberts says:

    I was never a dog person until my future dog (whose name is Puppy), as a pup, fell asleep and dreamed on me a week after being at my place, and i fell helplessly for him. He is basically my son and i can’t imagine anything without him.
    He is a Raggle but his mom has a little less than half chihuahua in her… would that help his life expectancy to be increase even a little?? I want him to live as long as me and can’t imagine ever living without him and want to help this.

  8. Kori says:

    I would just like to say the rat terrier beagle pictured above with the black and white skull and bone dog dish behind him was my little man Rocket. He passed away in March of this year 2018 he was 10years old he passed away from diabetes. He would have been 11 in July of this year 2018. My dad and I adopted him when he was 1year old from the spca of Anne Arundel county Maryland. My poor little man had 3 owners in his first year of life and we were his 4th. He had his owners when he was a puppy then he had another owner who said he was to energetic and the other owner said he was to loving. But my Rocket was an amazing dog. He was stubborn on his first day of training he got kicked out for barking to much and was told to come back early the next time and he did wonderful his trainer still talks about him today. I love and miss my Rat terrier beagle mix. It made my day to see his picture on here and I hope it does not get taken down because I will keep visiting this website to just look at this picture 🙂

  9. Sandra Treen says:

    I am disable and I am TRYING to train my 10 month old either Jack-a-Be or Reagle to be my service animal. My question is how do you keep their attention on you and not others or other things?

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Hi Sandra,
      You may teach your Jack-A-Bee or Raggle to look at you by setting up a pattern, getting them to turn their attention away from you, and then looking back again. When they turn back, mark the moment using a clicker and immediately reward them. Assemble some fingernail-sized treats and bring the dogs to a quiet place in your house. Show them a treat and toss it right behind them or to their side. After they eat, they will probably look for more and then they will turn toward you. When they do, mark with a click and feed them a treat. Practice the pattern 5-10 times.

  10. Bambi says:

    I am having difficulty training my 6 month old Raggle puppy Jaxson. Is there any tips I could use to further train my Raggle?

    • Michelle says:

      The only thing that has worked for us is a shock collar. We never shock unless it is an emergency. However the beep and vibration setting are very successful with our Dexter. He is incredibly belligerent but very loving. The collar simply puts a break in their behavior and helps them calm down. We’ve tried everything with him. It’s the only thing that works.

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