Beaglier - TOP 10 Interesting Facts
1) Designer dog breed
The Beaglier is a so called designer dog breed, which basically means, that they are intentional crosses between two purebred dogs, in this case a Beagle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Of course, random natural crosses of these two purebred dogs may have existed for decades, but it was not until 1990s, when these two breeds were mixed intentionally.
The Beaglier was developed in 1990s in Australia. The breeders wanted to develop a new dog, that will be as enthusiastic, playful and energetic as Beagle, but will have lower prey drive and hunting instinct and also will be less independent and stubborn than purebred Beagle. They thought that if they mix the Beagle it with the affectionate Cavalier, they will create the perfect companion dog.
And the purpose of creating an amazing companion dog was succesfull. Of course, the temperament of all crossbreeds can vary quite a lot, because they can inherit personality traits from two different breeds, but most Beaglier owners describe the breed as loyal, affectionate and playful. Some of them can have higher prey drive, but it seems that most of them does not have that high prey drive as purebred beagles, so they can happily live with other household pets, especially if they are raised together from the puppyhood. They can also live with children, but just like with all the breeds, you should never leave a young child with a any dog unsupervised.
4) Activity level
Beagle is a lively and very playful breed, while the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of the most laid back breeds of all. The Beaglier is somewhere in the middle. Not a total coach potatoe, but not a totally hyperactive dog as well. Some of them will prefer long cuddling sessions, while others will enjoy long walks more, but most of them will enjoy both. Beagliers love to join in with family outdoor activities and most of them will love activities such as fetch, longer walks or even jogs. They love to be around their families and want to join them wherever they go.
Well both Cavalier and Beagler are smaller dog breeds, so the Beaglier tend to be on the small size. You can expect them to have height between 12-16 inches which is 30-40 cm and weight between 10-20 pounds which is 4-9 kg.
Most of the Beagliers have shorter coat, that can be slightly wavy, but some of them can have longer coats, which resemble the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Most often you can find them in combination of brown, black, white and cream, rarely they can be in solid color as well. The grooming really depends on the coat they inherit, but as i said, most of them have shorter coat, which makes the grooming very easy and only occasional brush is needed.
7) Intelligent watchdog
Beagliers tend to be bright and intelligent and they respond very well to obedience training. They do get new tricks and commands very quickly. Most of them also make good watchdogs, because they will bark when they will hear or see something suspicious. And their bark tend to be very loud and distinctive. But of course, because of their small size, they are not suitable to guard and protect.
Most of the Beagliers just love to explore and to dig, especially if their exercise needs are not met, they might try to burn off their energy by digging. They can also easily dig their way out under the fence if the fence is not burried seveal inches bellow the ground. But with enough exercise, this shouldnt be a big problem. Exhausted dog is a good dog.
As i said earlier, the grooming is not very hard, especially if the Beaglier has shorter coat. Longer coats require more regular brushing to keep it tangle free. You should always take care about their floppy ears, which can be prone to infections and you should clean the ears if needed. Just like with all dogs you should always regularly check their eyes, nails and teeth and clean them or clip them if needed.
The Beaglier can suffer from the same health issues as its parent breeds, but as a mixed breed with larger gene pool, they typically do not suffer from these health problems that often. The major health concerns include ear infections and hearing problems, patellar luxation, progressive retinal atrophy and sometimes hip dysplasia.
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