The lively and cheerful Beagle and the sweet and caring Boxer create the Bogle; a guard dog with a heart of gold. You can trust the Bogle around children as they are known as nanny dogs. The beagle boxer mix is a great dog that gets along well with just about everyone.
The Beagle is a hound dog that’s often used for hunting and other tasks. They are extremely popular both in the United States and United Kingdom. The Boxer is an athletic, strong dog that has an intense protective instinct and will stop at nothing to keep you safe.
The Bogle is perfect for both new dog owners and experienced ones, as this mix is more classified as a family dog rather than a hunter. They are easily trained due to both their parents being patient and people pleasers. Bogles are often large, but they can resemble their Beagle parents. If they do, they will be medium-sized, but their temperament will still be kind. Will this smart, strong nanny dog be the perfect companion? This post will serve as your guide!
Bogle Parent Breeds
Anytime you take two purebred dogs and mix them together, you’ll get what we refer to as a “Designer Dog” which has become extremely popular in recent years. People are looking to combine the best traits of two purebreds to get the dog of their choice.
The mix between the Beagle and Boxer will likely have few health problems due to them being a designer breed, but the Boxer is more prone to health issues than average dogs. Bogles are considered very loyal, friendly, and gently.
The Bogle could be medium-sized or large depending on who they take after. They more often than not take after the Boxer, but they could still be more compact. It’s difficult to determine whether or not they’ll take after one parent or the other, so be prepared for either a medium-sized or a very large dog.
Beagles date back to the UK, and were used in the middle ages for tracking different types of game. The breed wasn’t standardized until the early 1800s, and prior to that Beagles were bred and named based on the type of game they hunted. The Beagle we know today was imported to the United States around the same time, and has been used as a loyal family companion and hunting partner ever since.
Beagles are small to medium-sized dogs that are utilized in many different ways. From showbusiness to working the boarding lines at airports to detect drugs, they truly can do it all. But where they truly excel is as a calm family companion. They have a mellow temperament and are extremely tolerant of children and other pets. As long as they are raised with other animals and socialized properly, they will get along with cats and other family pets.
The Beagle is both kind, and hard-working which makes them extremely popular as a crossbreed or mixed-breed dog. Because of their easy-going nature, that trait often makes it’s way into other mixes when combined with this breed. Some of the most common designer dogs you’ll see paired with a Beagle are the dachshund beagle mix, the Beagle and GSD cross, or the Welsh Corgi Beagle cross.
Boxers are the modern descendants of the now-extinct bullenbeisser breeds that crossed with the mastiff, bulldog and maybe the Great Dane. They were bred in Germany in the 19th century and were used as bull-baiting dogs and eventually became butcher helpers that controlled cattle in slaughterhouses. The name “Boxer” likely originated because they like to play with their paws, similar to a human boxer.
When the Boxer was imported to the United States after 1940, which is considered late for most dog breeds, they are classified as working dogs, and were once employed as police dogs and seeing-eye dogs, but have since been replaced by German Shepherds. Now, they are bred as guard dogs and are considered “nanny dogs” because of their fondness for children.
Boxer coats are short and flat and have very low grooming needs. They have a squashed face, droopy eyes and floppy ears that are often docked. They have high social needs and are super energetic but don’t require much exercise.
These proud looking, large dogs are the most content protecting their family and playing with children. They are the ultimate guardian breed that is smart and durable but has a hard time with hot weather. Boxers aren’t long-lived at 8-10 years and are tall at a max of 24 inches. Boxers are commonly mixed with other breeds like labradors, crossbred with pitbull terriers or mixed with mastiffs.
Beagle and Boxer (Bogle)
Similar to most designer dogs, the origins of this breed are unknown. The Jackabee was likely bred around the time most designer breeds came to be, the ’90’s and early ‘2000’s. When looking up the history of the breed, it was likely that this mix occurred to create a breed that was the perfect mix of strong, smart, durable, and sweet.
The Bogle is a relatively new breed and hasn’t been studied in length like their purebred parents, but this mix will definitely be different and vary depending on their parent. This is especially true when two different sized breeds mate because you don’t know whether they’ll be big or small.
Both the Beagle and Boxer are kind towards children, though the Beagle is more likely to grow impatient and snap if small children become too loud. However, the Boxer levels this behavior out, so your Bogle will more likely be kind to children than not. Watch your puppy around small children to gauge their temperament.
They aren’t challenging to train, and this is mostly due to the Boxer mix. If you’re consistent and calm and burn off they’re extra energy; they won’t be a problem at all. House training is the most important thing to consider, which is a dream as it’s the most natural part of any training process.
Appearance & Grooming
Your Bogle appearance will depend on the parent, but even knowing the parent won’t determine what they’ll look or feel like. The Bogle will most likely have a medium-sized build that’s muscular and have a balanced posture, broad chest, and a long tail. Some hybrids have a hanging jowl, but not always. Brown eyes are to be expected.
The coat of the Bogle will be inherited from their parents with a high accuracy rate. Their coat is usually smooth, short, and sleek with a dense texture. Their coat colors could come in tri-color or bi-color and either in black, white, fawn, brown, tan, black or a combination of them.
The size of the Bogle will vary, but they’ll fall between 20 to 80 pounds and could be as tall as 30 inches, and as small as 13 inches. This wide margin makes it difficult to pinpoint their size, so it’s recommended to have enough space in case they do get large.
Bogles will likely come in one coat, and although the coat is thick, they aren’t usually shedders and require little maintenance. You could get away with brushing them once per week.
Make sure to trim their nails frequently, as their large nails could easily scratch up the furniture. It’s also uncomfortable for large dogs to have their nails scrape across the ground. Brushing their teeth ‘isn’t necessary, but likely appreciated once your dog gets used to it.
The Bogle is easy to train and is unlikely to develop behavioral issues. However, they could get aggressive if not trained young and socialized properly despite their kind reputation. All dogs need training to be well-mannered, but Bogles will take little effort.
Positive reinforcement is the best method with any dog. Do not try to slap them or scold them when they do something wrong as your pup will grow to resent you and make them harder to train. Giving them treats or toys for a job well done will train them up fast.
Obedience training should be done as soon as ‘they’re puppies so they can tell the difference between what you consider right or wrong. Dogs look up to their alphas for guidance and are less likely to disobey if they see you as an authority.
If your Bogle comes in the larger variety, house training will be simple because of their large bladder. Even if they are smaller, they are smart enough to figure out house training relatively quickly. Since Bogles are unlikely to bark as well, they are probably barking to be let out or because they see an intruder. Basically, they bark for a reason – so pay attention to what they need.
Exercise & Living Conditions
Although the Bogle loves to run and have a lot of energy, they don’t require a lot of time outdoors. They will enjoy the time spent playing flyball or walking, like any other dog, and need to have their exercise requirements met each day to keep them happy.
You’ll want to try to get an hour of exercise each day for this mix. Split into two 30 minute sessions is usually best if possible. If they still seem wired after a walk, play fetch. Bogles also need a lot of room just in case they do get large, but if you have access to information on the parents, you can get an idea of how big they’ll get.
Bogles could be put outside for long periods in mild weather, but if it gets too hot, they have a higher chance of getting heat stroke than the average dog. We always recommend giving all dogs a warm place to sleep, and a couch or lap with a lot of love. They’ll want to spend time with you, and your children if you have them.
As with most designer breeds, the Bogle is less likely to have health problems due to the mix of two purebreds canceling out most health problems they’ll get when they’re older. This doesn’t mean they’re immune, so make sure to watch their weight and feed them a healthy diet.
Boxers are at risk for a lot of health problems, unfortunately. These include epilepsy, intervertebral disk disease, eye problems, hypothyroidism, aortic stenosis, cardiomyopathy, degenerative myelopathy, patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, allergies, back problems, gastric issues, and ear infections. Check on your Bogle frequently to see if any of these issues develop.
Beagles are at risk for hypothyroidism, eye conditions, obesity, glaucoma, corneal dystrophy, and factor VII deficiency. These issues also come in old age, so it’s best to take care of them while they’re young to prevent issues in the future.
Bogles need a proper diet of mostly protein and fat with low carbs. A Bogle mixed puppy should have a diet of 22% protein, while the adult should have 18% according to the American Feed Control Officials. ‘It’s also recommended to feed your Bogle whole meats like fish, beef, and chicken.
It’s hard to recommend a calorie amount for any dog, especially a mixed breed of such varying sizes and weights because a standard food amount could cause your pup to be obese.
Bogles are also prone to obesity because of their varying size, which makes it challenging to determine precisely what they need nutrition-wise. Always go to your vet to decide on their exact nutrition needs.
As Family Pets
Bogles are adorable and sweet nanny dogs, but are they the perfect pup for your family? There are many things that need to be taken into consideration when bringing a Boxer/Beagle into your home, so let’s look at the most important things to consider.
- The Bogle is kind, sweet, and quiet.
- They love attention but require a lot of room.
- You’ll need to groom your Bogle about once per week.
- Bogles aren’t known shredders, but they are if they take after the Beagle.
- You’ll want an hour per day of exercise for this breed.
- This breed loves to please it’s their owner and is very easy-going.
- They get excited but are also strong-willed.
- You should be fine when it comes to health (this breed has few health problems).
- Researching your puppy’s parents is always a good idea, even for a mix.
Do you think the Bogle is the perfect companion for you? There are many different ways you can find a Bogle, and that includes looking at rescues and shelters outside of the standard practice of buying from a breeder. If you decide that a puppy is the best thing for your family, read on and find out what you can expect for puppy prices & more.
Breeders & Puppy Prices
Finding a breeder that specializes in the boxer beagle mix will be easier, as these breeds are pretty common in the United States and other countries. They are also recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club.
A well-bred Bogle could cost you $350-$700, which is an excellent price for a large dog. The cheaper pups will likely not have papers for their breeding dogs, while the higher priced ones will. Also, the price will be determined by the size of your puppy will likely become.Breeders aren’t always the best way to go, and we’d encourage you to adopt before you shop if at all possible.
Beagles and Boxers aren’t commonly surrendered because of their well-mannered nature usually. However, Boxer can be found at pounds due to them being past racers or fighters. They will often have behavioral problems, but this doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to be loved. Any well-trained dog can be a great companion to you.
This option is cheaper, with the only negative not knowing the parents of the dog. Still, these pets will need loving homes and will be great companions whether they’re purebred or not. For information on adopting a Beagle Boxer mix through a rescue organization, check out Across America Boxer Rescue or this Beagle Rescue for additional options.
Bogles are incredibly sweet, calm, and often well-mannered dogs that are well known for being kind to all humans; especially children. Boxers used to be used for watching newborn babies in their cribs at night along with Pitbulls.
The Bogles often large stature can be intimidating, but they have a heart of gold that is eager to please you. They are easy to train and fit with almost any household. Due to the mix with the Beagle, keep in mind that they could be aggressive towards children; though it is still rare. Watch them around your child at first.
September 23, 2022 at 7:55 pm
I recently lost my sweet boy and am convinced he was a Bogle, but was a rescue. Jax was about 40 pounds and had the shape of a boxer but in a smaller size. Would love to find a reputable breeder and raise another one. My house feels empty without him. Do you know any breeders? Can’t seem to find one in/around Texas.
Ira C. Yellin
September 11, 2021 at 1:01 pm
Looking to begin the process of getting a dog.
I live in MA
September 5, 2021 at 10:26 am
I have a bogle named Whiskey. He is very smart, very lovable, and well-mannered and a goofball at times. I would not have any other dog over him. He's a big baby and a lot of fun but low maintenance.
Apiffany Gaither Billings
September 5, 2021 at 9:28 pm
He sounds like an amazing dog!
April 7, 2021 at 12:58 am
I found a young puppy on the side of the freeway in Mississippi while travelling. His name is now Mississippi freeway and we call him sippy. I have only had him for a month but he is everything they described in this article wonderful addition to my other rescues.
April 7, 2021 at 5:43 pm
Sounds like an amazing pup you lucked out with Angie! Thanks for stopping by to share your comments and experience with this mix!
February 26, 2021 at 10:14 am
I adopted my boxer beagle from a shelter and the best thing I ever did, she grew up with 2 Dobermans and thinks like one. We both fell in love with each other that day. Been a Dobie guy 62 years but she is so sweet and smart hard to believe someone gave her up. And yes I definitely would love to have another.
She's Very protective of me and my family, loves children she is a perfect family dog. When I got her home could tell she had been abused so sad but has grown out of it but still doesn't trust men. She is also full of love and loves to be snuggled. A great family dog a good one to check out for your family.
February 26, 2021 at 2:49 pm
Sounds like an amazing dog, Peter! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment!