These two working dogs make the Beaski, a fascinating combination between Beagle and Husky parents. If you think these two pups are the perfect mix, you’d be right. Since they’re both so compatible, their positives are more advanced and they also make for a very interesting looking pup.
The Beagle is often referred to as a hound dog. They have the expert ability to track scents for miles with their impressive nose. The Husky is more akin to a working dog. They are reliable, agile, and athletic and have impeccable endurance. They are also incredibly stubborn when they want to be and love to talk.
Raising the Husky for a first-time dog owner is a bad move, and mixing them with another dog doesn’t make it easier. If you haven’t raised a big dog before, or one as smart as the Husky, I would pass them up for a smaller breed. The beaski loves to run and needs a large backyard to burn off their energy. Is this hardworking, smart designer dog right for you? Let’s find out!
Beaski Parent Breeds
A “designer dog” is any mix between two purebred parents. For any mixed breed to be classified as designer, the parents would have to be bred pure for generations up until the point of being bred with another breed. A true purebred dog will have puppies that have the same characteristics and temperament like their parents.
The mix of the adorable working-dog Husky and the companion pup Beagle are an interesting combination. Both are energetic and love to play. The designer mix makes it less likely they’ll develop crippling health problems as well, so they will be comfortable long term.
The coolest thing about this mixed breed is the wide variety of unique coat and eye colors that are put on the brown-eyed Beagle. A Beagle could have the cold blue Husky eyes, or the Husky could have a beautiful creme and white coat.
The Beagle dates back to England and was primarily used as a hunting dog. The Beagles ancestors have been known since 1475, but the name “Beagle” described a general type of dog with exceptional tracking abilities. This breed looked different depending on what scent they were expected to track, but the uniform appearance ‘didn’t come about until 200 years ago.
Beagles were imported to the United States and have even been companions to President Lyndon B. Johnson. Snoopy is arguably the most well known Beagle, but Uno a former competitor is a close second. They are still used for their original purpose of hunting and tracking, but they also make great lap companions.
Beagles are small to medium sized and are frequently used to sniff out weapons, drugs, and illegal food at airports. They really enjoy sniffing out strange scents and following them. Beagles are very intelligent but are often times difficult to train depending on their temperament and who they take after. They’re pack animals and like to herd you. Beagles love children and will tolerate even their worst behavior.
Kind and loving on one side and hardworking on the other, the Beagle is genuinely the best of both worlds. They love their job, and they love your kids! They are long-lived at 12 – 16 years, and they usually weigh around 20-35 pounds. Other popular beagle cross breeds include the beagle australian shepherd mix, or the beagador.
Huskies originated in Northeast Asia, where the Chukchi people used them for sled dogs. They are genetically apart of the Spitz family and during the 20th century, Alaskans important them to the United States to use them for the same reason. They are used as sled dogs to this day, as there are very few dogs that match the speed and durability as the Husky.
The American Kennel Club officially recognized Huskies in the 1930s. Although they are still classified as working dogs, they are commonly a companion dog and are among the most popular breeds; ranking 12th overall in the U.S. Famously, Huskies have saved many lives by transporting medications and vaccines across snow throughout history.
The Husky is a large breed with lots of energy. They are playful, kid, and pet-friendly, and are overall approachable to everyone. They have a high tendency to bark, though, but through training and socialization, this can be nipped in the bud fast. Huskies are known for having an attitude problem and are difficult to train because they like to talk back. However, if you get through that personality, they are incredibly smart and loyal companions.
Beautiful, graceful, and athletic; these dogs are perfect for any high endurance task. They are also pretty intense and won’t know their own strength, so caution should be taken around small children. They have an average life expectancy of 12 to 15 years and can weigh as much as 60 pounds. Some other popular husky cross breeds include the Pembroke Corgi & Husky, and the pom/siberian husky mix seen here.
Beagle and Husky Mix (Beaski)
Similar to most designer dogs, the origins of this breed are unknown. The Beagle husky mix 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 produce a dog with a harder, stronger work ethic – although they were mostly bred as companion dogs.
The Beaski is a relatively new breed and hasn’t been studied in length like their purebred parents, but this breed is still popular enough to have a guess at the temperament. Since Huskies are intelligent, friendly work dogs, they will want to protect their favorite human. Beagles are similar to Huskies in that ‘they’re great sporting dogs and like to spend their time with you.
Both the Beagle and the Husky have non-stop energy. Their exercise requirements are high, so be prepared for high energy, lovable companion. If you prefer a breed that liked to relax on the couch, I would pass them up. The Beaski is going to want to play!
Keep in mind that the Beaski may be challenging to train due to the mix of both temperaments. Stubbornness runs in both of their families. The size of the Beaski will vary, but ‘they’ll fall between 20 to 60 pounds and could be as tall as 24 inches.
Appearance & Grooming
The look of your Beaski will be different depending on who they take after. Both dogs could have a wide range of coats and will either be bi-colored or tri-colored. Coat colors could range from orange, white, brown, lemon, white, tan, red, chocolate, copper, silver, and any combination of those together.
The size of the Beaski will vary, but they’ll fall between 20 and 60 pounds and could be as tall as 24 inches. Their ears could be floppy or pointed, and their snout will likely be medium-sized. Brown or blue eyes could be on your Beaski pup.
The Beaski will likely have a double-layered coat that needs constant grooming. If your Beaski takes after their Husky parent, you’ll need to brush them frequently. If they take after their Beagle parent, you’ll have an easier time taking care of their coat.
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 Beaski will need frequent and extensive training to be a well-rounded dog. They are intelligent and sensitive, so keeping their spirits high will benefit you throughout training. You don’t want too much resistance from them, or training may get frustrating.
You should always use positive reinforcement when training. This mix is highly sensitive and using any type of punishment may result in a loss of trust and the beginnings of a shy and timid dog. A fearful dog is not a safe dog, so be patient and firm with your training approach. You should take basic obedience classes as soon as they are old enough to do so.
Most large dogs are easy to train to pee outside due to their larger than the average bladder. They can also handle being alone for a longer than average between potty breaks. Take care to socialize them when they’re young, so they will grow to trust people.
Exercise & Living Conditions
Beaskies have one of the highest energy requirements of any breed. Having a big yard will be fantastic for this big dog to run and play. If you don’t have a yard, take them to the dog park and let them run off the leach so they can interact with others.
You’ll need to exercise them daily for a minimum of an hour a day, but two hours is optimal to keep them healthy. They require a lot of space, a lot of time and a lot of attention. It would be a bad idea to adopt this breed if you can’t fulfill their exercise requirements.
Beaskies will do excellent outside for long periods, especially in the winter. They are working dogs, after all! We always recommend not to leave them outside overnight, because they could get sick. Always get your pup a nice warm place to stay – preferably in the bed beside you.
As with most designer breeds, the Beaski 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.
Huskies have issues with their eyes, including juvenile cataracts. Hip dysplasia is another thing to watch out for. Similar to other large dogs, they could become immobile if they overwork themselves. Take them for frequent health tests, including hip evaluation and ophthalmologist evaluation.
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.
Beaskies need a proper diet of mostly protein and fat with low carbs. A Beagle husky mixed breed 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 feat your Beaskies whole meats like fish, beef, and chicken.
Make sure to feed your pup small portions with multiple meals a day. This is done to prevent bloat, and bloat is a severe condition that could lead to death. Bloat is easily preventable with proper portion control. Also, watch how fast they eat; if ‘they’re eating too fast, teach them to slow down.
As Family Pets
Beaskies are high energy, smart companion dogs, but are they the perfect pup for your family? There are many things you’ll need to consider and check off your list when adding a new family companion, so let’s learn what you can expect about this breed as your next family addition.
- The Beaski is hardworking, fast learning, and lovable.
- They love attention and require a lot of room.
- Grooming requirements are medium to high. Brush them once a week.
- Beaskies will shed a lot if they take after the Husky parent.
- Exercise requirements are high at two hours per day.
- Energetic and ready to please, you’ll need to play with them a lot.
- A personality that’s mainly stubborn, yet very sweet.
- Health problems are minimal due to the mix but watch for mobility issues.
- Find a breeder that can show you the parent’s health issues.
Do you think the Beaski is the perfect companion for you? If so, there are many places you can go out looking to find one for your family. When possible, we always recommend to adopt and not shop. Let’s dive in a little deeper so you can find out where to locate one!
Breeders & Puppy Prices
Finding a breeder that specialized is Huskies and Beagles will be easy. With Huskies and Beagles being some of the most popular family pets, a good breeder won’t take long to find.
A well-bred Beaski could cost you $500-$1000, which is pricey, but not abnormal for a large breed. The cheaper pups will likely not have papers for their breeding dogs, while the higher priced ones will.
Always research the breeders you want to buy from as you don’t want to be sold a sick puppy (unless you have the funds to make them better). Beaskies are more likely to have health issues than other mixed breeds. If you aren’t interested in buying from a breeder, searching for a rescue in your area is another option. Contact your local Beagle and Husky clubs for local breeders and rescues.
Huskies and Beagles are surrendered often, and it’s usually because owners have a hard time training them. Make sure you’re prepared to engage with these two breeds regularly and frequently. If you don’t have the time for them, they will develop personality issues.
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. You can check out the Husky Rescue or the Beagle Rescue sites for more information on adopting instead of shopping.
Beaskies are seriously cute, beautiful dogs that are eager to please, but are stubborn when it comes to training. Don’t be discouraged, they want to impress, but they also like to be individuals and may fight with you to keep their free spirit. If you are thinking of getting this breed, it’s preferred that you live in a colder climate in the north, as their double coat will become uncomfortable in the hot summers.