The Beagle is consistently one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States, sometimes settling into the top five and never really dropping below the top ten. Smart and feisty dogs, this breed also makes for an excellent base on which to create a designer dog crossbreed. Beagles are known to have adorable floppy ears and amazingly sharp sense of smell. With more and more Beagle hybrids going to homes every day, it’s worth any prospective dog owner’s time to take a look at some of the most popular Beagle crossbreeds.
The Most Popular Beagle Mix Breeds
Beagle + Jack Russell Terrier
Combining the Jack Russell Terrier with a Beagle gives owners one of the more popular hybrids available today, a well-loved mixed known as the Jackabee. This mix combines all of the intelligence and energy of both breeds, resulting in an incredibly cut dog who tends to have a lovely color scheme and that tends to become a family favorite in no time. With a lot of curiosity and a great personality, it’s not too surprising that this is one of the more popular Beagle crossbreeds.
Beagle + Corgi
Combining a Corgi and a Beagle certainly gives potential owners a very interesting-looking mix. As with so many Corgi mixes, this one does look a bit like a Corgi trying to disguise itself as a Beagle, but the personality of the dog definitely tends to represent both parents quite well.
A solid family dog with a tendency to try to herd kids around the house, the Beagi is very affable and gets along well with most other pets. The combination of the excellent personality of this dog as well as its incredible intelligence really makes it a perfect choice for just about anyone.
Beagle + Chihuahua
If nothing else, a Cheagle makes up for its smaller size with a huge personality. A dog that tends to be frequently described as sassy, this hybrid isn’t great around other dogs and might not be a good fit around very young kids, but they’re great for those who want a lapdog who loves attention.
Beagle + French Bulldog
A relatively new hybrid, the Frengle has become very popular in a short period of time. A cute dog who tends to really have the best features of both parents, these dogs have unfortunately inherited many of the breathing problems that are endemic to the French Bulldog breed. As adorable as these dogs might be, it’s tough to admit that only those who are willing to deal with a pet who is almost certainly going to be prone to serious health problems should pursue one of these dogs.
Beagle + German Shepherd
Beagles are already well-known for their intelligence. When you cross one with a German Shepherd, though, you’re going to get one of the smartest dogs on the planet. Incredibly active and full of drive, these dogs need a family that is not only going to give them plenty to do but that will invest the time and effort necessary to properly train them. If you’ve got the time to spend, though, you’ll find that this smart dog can be an ideal companion for your family.
Beagle + Boxer
When you cross a Beagle and a Boxer, you’ll get one of the most popular hybrids out there. A playful dog who tends to be incredibly loyal to his or her family, the Boggle is one of those breeds that does not only look fantastic but that have a personality to match. Well-known for being great with kids and older individuals, this is a good dog for a full house and a great pick for anyone who wants a very affectionate dog.
Beagle + Bulldog
This Beagle mix is, unfortunately, another one of those that can inherit some serious health problems from its Bulldog parent. This is doubly unfortunate because not only is this dog quite cute, but the hybrid is well-known for being very patient and great with just about anyone who crosses his or her path. Like the Frengle, this is another breed that’s really only appropriate for those who have the means to care for a dog who is likely to have significant health problems.
Beagle + Pug
The delightfully named Puggle brings the wrinkly face of a Pug to the Beagle bloodline, but it also brings with it the same unfortunate breathing problems that have plagued the more recent generations of Pugs. Slightly less prone to illness than some of the other hybrids on this list, this dog is still a great fit for families and has a personality that can make it harder to let go of the dog’s breathing problems do get too tough.
Beagle + Boston Terrier
The Bolgen Terrier is an affectionate and faithful dog breed who tends to do well with other dogs and is usually a hit with kids. Prone to some breathing problems due to its Boston Terrier heritage, the dog is nevertheless a hit among those who are interested in designer dogs and who love the combination of looks that the two parents can give to their hybrid offspring.
Beagle + Dachshund
A truly unique-looking dog, this Beagle mix is known for being far more energetic than the average Dachshund but still has a fantastic and even temperament. Small, long, these dogs actually tend to be faster than expected due to longer legs but they still tend to inherit many of the back problems that come from both parents. Even with this said, this hybrid is an ideal family dog who can quickly integrate himself or herself into any family unit, with a real focus on spending time with kids.
Beagle + Golden Retriever
Definitely a standout hybrid, this is another one of those crosses that’s almost too clever for its own good. Combining the intelligence of both breeds as well as both of their good looks, this is also a Beagle mix that tends to be a real standout in the aesthetics department.
A loyal and lovely dog, this hybrid tends to be a big hit with families and gets along well with anyone who would love to spend some time playing. It does need a bit more exercise than most of the other hybrids discussed here and mental stimulation is always a must, but the Beago can be an ideal dog for anyone who wants a smart companion animal.
Beagle + Yorkshire Terrier
If you’d prefer a smaller Beagle mix, the Borkie might be the dog of your dreams. Combining the playful attitude of a Beagle with the size of a Yorkie, this is a dog that tends to get the best parts of both parents. A friendly dog who tends to be a little better with older kids than with infants and toddlers, this dog is a bit easier to train than a Yorkie but tends to have just as much energy as either of its parent breeds.
Beagle + Poodle
It shouldn’t be too surprising to know that there is a Beagle/Poodle hybrid, given that Poodles are mixed with just about every other breed. The combination of a Poodle’s innate intelligence and a Beagle’s personality gives most dog owners exactly what they want from a pet, making this hybrid quite popular.
One of the unique things about this Beagle mix is that neither parent’s looks tend to be dominant by default. That means that there is actually a wide range of Boogle looks out there and that you’ll never really know what this dog looks like until he or she is fully grown.
Smart and playful, these are great family dogs and a perfect
Do you love smart dogs with loyal, playful personalities? Then the Poogle would be an excellent hybrid dog for you.
Beagle + Pekingese
Tiny and sweet, these dogs are also surprisingly stubborn and not always great around kids. With some serious potential health issues and a personality that demands to be the center of attention, this is usually a good Beagle mix for single people or for those who can lavish the mix with all the attention that it demands.
Sadly, there’s no clever name for this lovely Beagle mix. A cute dog that tends to be quite friendly and great with kids, it’s an active hybrid that forms close connections with the people in its life and loves to spend as much time around humans as possible.
Beagle + Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
One of the more adorable Beagle mixes out there, this dog is about more than just his or her looks. In fact, one of the most appealing things about this particular hybrid is that it’s an incredibly sweet dog that really brings with it the best part of both parents’ personalities.
The only downside to this dog is its constant need for attention. With that said, it’s an ideal dog for someone who wants a pet who will stick by him or her no matter what and a great lapdog for those who just want to spend time with a lovely pet.
Beagle + Labrador Retriever
One of the bigger Beagle mix breeds out there right now, the Beagador still has all of a Beagle’s energy mixed with all of a Lab’s loyalty. Another one of those hybrids that tend to be a very good fit for families, it’s usually a good idea to socialize this dog well so it understands how to get along with smaller dogs and to be careful around smaller children.
It might be a sign of the generally poor reception that most have to Pitbulls, but this amazing hybrid doesn’t have a clever name. A Pitbull Beagle, however, goes to show that Pitbulls have great personalities that really can come out when they are properly trained and socialized.
A dog is known for having a lot of energy, you’ll want to give it plenty of exercise so that it doesn’t get destructive when it gets boring. With that said, this Beagle mix tends to have a very sweet personality and gets on well with kids and adults alike.
Honestly, a dog that should have a name like a ‘Busky’, is an energetic dog who doesn’t take orders well and who needs a lot of space in order to live his or her best life. Generally recommended for long-time dog owners and those willing to really take command of their dogs, this is a willful Beagle mix who needs socialization to become the kind of companion that it really can be.
Beagle + Miniature Pinscher
Yes, this is a bit of an odd Beagle mix but this hybrid is actually a brave and intelligent little dog. A good fit for homes that have older kids or for those without children, the Meagle is a generally playful pet that doesn’t have a lot of patience for being pushed around. With that said, this hybrid can also be a wonderful pet for calmer families and can be very affectionate with those that he or she loves.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is a good beagle mix?
Most Beagle mixes are good mixes. The best are probably mixes like the Poogle or the Jackabee, just because they tend to have great personalities and fewer health problems.
2. Are beagle mixes good dogs?
Yes, most Beagle mixes are great dogs. The biggest problems they tend to have come from a lack of socialization, so spending some time training the mix breeds will help to ensure that they become fantastic pets.
3. Do beagle mixes bark a lot?
Some do and some don’t. Beagles aren’t definitely barkers, so the mixes that bark the least tend to be those who are mixed with parents who don’t tend to bark so much. As with most things, though, it’s possible to train dogs to bark less as long as you’re willing to put in the effort to do so— same principle works with every Beagle mix.
4. What problems do beagles have?
The biggest problems that beagles tend to have are issues with their backs and hips. These problems come from the dog’s length, so they’re very hard to guard against. Still, frequent exercise and careful handling can help these dogs to live long and healthy lives.