The Beagle and Bulldog mixed pup, commonly known as the Beabull for short, is a wonderful mixture of energy and calmness, and one who is gentle with the young ones and the elderly members of the family, and everyone in between. Both of his parents are extremely popular, and it was only a matter of time before someone came up with the idea of mixing them both together.
While some would disagree with the mix being a favorite, the Beabull is becoming very popular in recent years, and has cultivated quite a following. When you combine the English Bulldog’s laid back attitude with the loving nature of the Beagle, it creates a very interesting mix depending on which parent your pup takes after.
When adopting one of these unique pups, we always recommend that you introduce them at home first to any other people or animals you may have in the home. With that being said, these breeds are generally pretty laid back and get along with almost anyone. Let’s dive in and take a deeper look at the Beabull.
A dog’s origins and breed purpose can provide you with an insight into what his temperament, trainability and energy levels are likely to be, so before you welcome one of these guys into your home, it is important to understand his parents so that you can gain a better understanding about what to expect from the Beabull.
The Beagle was bred in England in the 16th Century to hunt rabbits and other vermin. He has always been known as one of the best hunting canines on the planet, and he was often chosen by those who could not afford a horse as they could be hunted on foot. Although the Beagle has always been popular since his arrival in America, he was thrown into the spotlight when the 36th President, Lyndon Johnson, often appeared in the public eye with his 2 Beagles, one called Him and one called Her.
In 2019, the American Kennel Club (AKC) ranked the Beagle as the 6th most popular most popular breed in America. He is increasingly becoming a popular family pet thanks to his merriness and friendly nature. He is also funny and cute, and not a bad word could be said about this family favorite. Being a hound, this pooch can also be stubborn, but with consistent training this can be somewhat overcome. Other popular Beagle Mixes include the Beagle Pitbull mix, or the Puggle.
The Bulldog also originates from England, but he has quite a different history. He was bred in 13th century with the purpose of bull baiting, and his ancestors were larger than they are today, and they were courageous with their powerful and brutal jaws, and never seemed to feel pain in the ring. This tenacious dog thankfully retired as a bullfighter when the cruel sport was outlawed, and now they are commonly found asleep for most of their day on their master’s sofa.
In 2019, the English Bulldog is ranked just one place in front of the Beagle as the 5th most popular dog breed in America. He is described as friendly, courageous and calm, and he is very docile and calm in the home, with a dash of dopey playfulness that will keep you and your entire family entertained for hours on end. His loveable personality makes up for his lack of intelligence, and with his complacent attitude he is not the most trainable pooch, but his sour mug and amusing personality easily make up for this.
The Beabull is the wonderful mixture of the two breeds above, and whilst very different from one another they have created an adorable canine who is proving to be a loving family pet. For those who have never had the pleasure of meeting a Beabull before, check out the Beabulls of Instagram page, as there are plenty of cute photos of Beabulls from across the world.
Whilst not much is guaranteed with designer dogs you can be sure that the Beabull will be sociable with anyone and everyone, so do not expect the greatest of guard dogs with this one. He is loving and affectionate with his immediate family, and happy to join in with games and fun with family, friends and strangers alike, and he is a social canine butterfly. For this reason, the Beabull hates to be left alone, so he needs to be placed with a family that can guarantee that someone will be at home to spend most of their day with him, otherwise you’ll soon find your furniture ruined by his bored and powerful destructive jaws.
He is gentle and tolerant of young children, and his smaller frame compared to the Bulldog is one of the appealing factors for those families with younger children. With that being said, given the Bulldogs size and clumsiness, he should always be supervised with infants just in case of an accidental bump. He also tends to inherit some of the Bulldogs love for taking it easy and relaxing, and you’ll often find him in an afternoon canine coma, snuggled up to whoever is available.
The Beabull also has a wild side, and loves to entertain his family, so if you are seeking the next viral sensation then the Beabull might just be your best bet! With his Beagles comical howling tendencies and playfulness, high bursts of energy can be expected sporadically throughout the day. He will also make a great companion for park walks and forest forages, so all in all the Beabull has a beautiful well-balanced personality that would fit into most families well.
Size & Appearance
Similar to most designer pups, there is an element of surprise when it comes to his appearance, particularly when his two parent breeds are different in their appearance. The Beabull will measure anywhere between 13 and 15 inches in height, and he will weigh anywhere between 20 to 50 pounds.
Some Beabulls look like a 50 / 50 split between both of their parents, whereas some look much more like one parent than the other. The Beabull will likely inherit a squarer head and powerful jaws, but more slender and athletic looking compared to the short and squat Bulldog.
His face might be flat, and with that comes the potential for Brachycephalic syndrome, as well as a short tail, be that curly or straight. He will most certainly inherit some of the famous rolls, but probably not as many as the Bulldog. His paws will be large, and he will likely inherit the large round eyes, big enough to melt the hardest of hearts.
Coat & Colors
The Beabull will have a short and stiff double coat, which will lay close to his body, similar to both of his parents. His coat will be a mixture of white, with the sporadic traditional hunting colors, white, brown and black, as well as reds, fawns and brindles thrown into the mix.
Exercise & Living Conditions
Dependent on which parent he takes after most, it is likely that he will need between 45 and 60 minutes of exercise every day. If he is more like the Bulldog then he might want less, and if he is more like the Beagle then it is likely that he will be after an hour of exercise every day. Whichever parent he takes after, you should not let this guy off leash in a public place given his high prey drive, as it is likely that he will not return to you if he catches the scent of a squirrel. Given his propensity for Brachycephalic syndrome, it is important to supervise the Beabull during exercise sessions.
The Beabull is an adaptable pooch and will suit both apartments and homes, just as long as he receives adequate exercise and he is not left alone for too long. Do not mistake his periods of idleness for laziness, as he has a lot of physical and mental energy that will need to be expelled in some way, and if you fail to provide him with a sufficient outlet then he will destroy your homely possessions as soon as he feels restless.
It is really important to socialize the Beabull from a young age and introduce him to a variety of animals and humans of all shapes and sizes to ensure that he grows into a confident adult in a variety of situations. You would also do well to enroll him into obedience training as he can be quite the stubborn pooch, just so that you can get a jump start in establishing the boundaries, but be warned, this will require a lot of patience and consistency on your part.
Many Beabull parents comment that during the puppy phase he is notorious for play-biting which comes from his Bulldog parentage, and it is important to teach him that this is not okay. Thankfully, there are several ways in which you can discourage biting from a young age. If you find that he is displaying this behavior quite often, then invest in a chew toy as he may also be teething.
The Beabull is a relatively healthy dog who enjoys the better health of the Beagle, and his typical lifespan is 10 to 13 years. Whilst this list is not exhaustive, the most common health concerns to be aware of are:
Hip Dysplasia – this is caused by an abnormal formation of the hip joint, which can eventually lead to painful arthritis which will affect his mobility.
Eye conditions – the Beabull is at risk of suffering from a variety of eye conditions, but the most common are Cataracts, Progressive Retinal Atrophy and Cherry Eye. Whilst there are no official breed standards for the Beabull, reputable breeders will submit their dogs for an Ophthalmologist evaluation.
Canine Disc Disease – this is where a disc in a dogs spine ruptures and the spinal fluid leaks, which causes severe pain and inflammation, and overtime the spine becomes unable to support his body weight.
Hypothyroidism – essentially, this is an underactive thyroid which can lead to weight gain, lethargy, hair loss and mental dullness, amongst other symptoms.
Brachycephalic Syndrome – whilst this will not be as severe as the Bulldog, he will still inherit an element of the flat face and associated symptoms such as breathing difficulties and problematic heat regulation, so you need to monitor him during exercise and periods of extreme heat.
The Beabull will consume between 1 ½ and 2 cups of food every day, but every Beabull will be different, and it will be entirely dependent on his size and energy levels. The Beabull requires a high-quality dry kibble, and with his muscular frame he would do well on a high protein diet to keep his muscle mass lean and in good shape. If your pup takes after its English Bulldog parent, you’ll want to find a high quality food made specifically for English Bulldogs.
Be sure not to free feed the Beabull though, and because both of his parents have a healthy appetite you can be certain that he will have one too, if not twice as much. His food and treat intake should be monitored, because if left to his own devices, he will quickly become obese.
The Beabull is relatively easy to groom thanks to his short and tight coat that is sleek and shiny. A brush once or twice a week will suffice just to remove any dead hair and promote a sleek looking coat. He will only need a bath once every two months or so, unless he gets super dirty whilst exercising.
If he inherits the coat of the Bulldog then he may be prone to suffering from sensitive skin, and as such it is recommended to use only gentle products that will not irritate it further. In addition to this, if he has any skin folds or rolls, then you will need to cleanse these regularly with specific dog wrinkle products and a cotton wool bud.
Typically, a Beabull puppy will cost anywhere between $600 and $1,000. This is slightly more than the average new designer dog, firstly, because they are becoming quite popular and therefore more in demand, and secondly because the Bulldog suffers with a variety of complications during childbirth, and as such the task often requires surgery and is more arduous, and therefore more expensive. This is only due to the shape of the Bulldogs pelvic makeup, and once the puppy is delivered there is nothing to worry about, so don’t let this put you off.
As Family Pets
- The Beabull is an affectionate and loving pooch who is suited to families with or without children.
- This breed gets along with other household pets, and he is very adaptable.
- He has a well-balanced personality, and will easily enjoy morning walks and afternoon cuddles.
- He is very sociable and as such does not like to be left alone for long periods of time.
- His powerful jaw can be very destructive when anxious or restless.
- The Beabull needs to be placed with a moderately active family.
- Usually, 30-45 minutes of daily exercise is enough for the Beabull.
- The Beabull is not the most obedient of pooches, and so he requires a patient owner.
- Socialization and obedience training are essential for this mix, as is for most.
- He will need brushing 1 to 2 times a week to keep his coat looking healthy.
- His skin folds will need cleaning weekly with specific wrinkle products.
- The Beabulls food intake needs to be regularly monitored to ensure that he does not become obese.
Finding a Beabull Breeder
Because the Beabull is quite the popular pup, it is relatively easy to find breeders online, the only hurdle here is to find one that is both ethical and reputable, and one that you will be comfortable working with. Speak to other Beabull lovers too, and they will be able to recommend the breeders that they worked with, and sometimes more importantly, those breeders to avoid. Be sure to join social media groups such as the Beabulls Facebook group, as it is full of Beabull lovers and it is a great way to ask for advice, but just be sure to do your own research too.
Rescue & Shelters
Whilst the Beabull is currently super popular, he is not so popular in the rescue shelters, so finding your Beabull soulmate in shelters might take a bit longer. Visit your local rescue shelters and speak to the staff there, but also be sure to check out the Beagle Rescue website or the Bulldog Rescue Network for information on dedicated breed rescue shelters, where mixed pooches will often end up too.
This well-balanced pooch offers something for everyone, be that lazy cuddles, entertaining bursts of energy, or long adventurous walks. He is very friendly and sociable, and will get along with everyone, so you have nothing to worry about here. As long as he receives the adequate amount of exercise and his mind is stimulated with chew toys and brain games, he will return his love in the form of doggy kisses and the best four-legged best friend you could ever wish for.