Beagle Pitbull Mix: Beaglebull Breed Information & Facts

The Beagle Pitbull hybrid pup, also known as the Beaglebull, is quite an uncommon mixed breed unlike other pitbull mixes, but he is an intriguing dog who is proving to be quite the adorable pup. While you can find this breed from a breeder who specifically creates cross breed designer dogs, you are also likely to find one at a local shelter or rescue.

He is a merry medium-sized pooch, with enough energy to keep you on your toes, but who also loves a lazy snooze in the afternoon, so he is a well-balanced dog who will fit in with most families. He is a generally healthy dog, but just be sure to keep an eye on his snack intake as he is known to become a porky pup quite quickly if he is left to his own devices.

Do you think this breed is the pup for you?  There are some considerations to take into account before you do (just like with any dog).  So, let’s take a closer look at this guy and explore whether Beaglebull would make a good addition to your family.

Parent Breeds

The term designer dog is relatively new, but the process of mixing two purebred dogs is not, and whilst it might sound all fancy, it really isn’t. It is slightly different from the term cross breed, as this process is the purposeful mixing of two purebred breeds in order to create a dog who has the characteristics and appearances of both parents.

Not only is this great for families who can’t decide between the two, but it also increases their gene pool so that they become slightly healthier and hardier when it comes to health issues and fighting diseases. There is a great deal of controversy surrounding these guys, but don’t let that put you off the Beagle Pitbull mix, because there will always be haters when it comes to canine competition.

In order to understand what Is to be expected from this guy, it is important to gain a brief understanding about his parents and their history and temperament.

Beagle

The origins of the Beagle are relatively unknown, which is quite rare for an established purebred dog. It is commonly believed that the Beagle originated from England and that his ancestors date back as far back as 55 B.C. The Beagle became popular with English Gentry and Hunters in the 16th Century, and their primary use was to hunt hares and other small mammals. His skillful nose led him to be one of the most popular hunting dogs, but unfortunately, he became second best when the foxhound came along as he was much faster. But for those who couldn’t afford a horse, the Beagle was preferred as they could keep up with him on foot.

The Beagle spread his canine wings and he arrived in America towards the end of the 19th Century. He hit it off with the American hunting community as soon as landed, just as he did with the English gentlemen. In 2019, the American Kennel Club (AKC) ranked the Beagle as the 6th most popular dog breed in America, and he is the favored dog of celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Megan Markle.  Beagles are extremely popular as designer dogs and some other beagle mixed breeds include the Doxie Beagle mix and the Lab Beagle Mix.

American Pitbull Terrier

The American Pitbull Terrier was made in America, but technically his origins also lie in England. Terriers were crossed with Bulldogs in order to create the perfect fighting dog. Their puppies were then called Bull Terriers of some sort, and the word ‘pit’ was thrown in because they were put into pits with hundreds of rats, and the dog who killed the most rats within a certain amount of time was crowned the winner. They were taken to America in the 19th Century, and it was here that the biggest and most powerful fighting dogs were bred, and the larger strain, called the American Pitbull Terrier, was born.

It is his fighting history that has unfairly earned him his vicious reputation, but when fighting was also outlawed in America his companionship traits were soon realized and the friendliest of American Pitbulls were bred. Whilst in the ring they were trained to be vicious with other dogs, but as soon as their master walked into the ring he would know not to attack him, and it is this affinity for humans that reigns supreme today.

He is now a misunderstood and hated dog by many, but loved by those who know his real personality and he is a much beloved family pet. It’s also quite common for Pitbulls to be mixed with other breeds, purposefully or purely by chance.  Some popular pitbull mixes include the labrabull mix, or the Rottweiler Pitbull mix.

The Beaglebull

The Beaglebull hybrid dog is a relatively new guy on the scene, and it is believed that he originated from America within the last two decades. Other than this fact, relatively little is known about him. His parents are wildly different in many ways, but it is true that opposites attract and that this is when the best things in life are made, and this is very true of Beaglebull.

You can expect a merry and fun dog, who is energetic and loves to be involved in all the family games. The Beagle is described as friendly, merry and curious, and the American Pitbull Terrier is described as confident, smart and good-natured, so the Beaglebull is going to be an adorable mix of those characteristics. Just be sure to remember that with any mixed breed pup, it is not guaranteed as to what characteristics he will inherit, so whilst this article describes the typical Beaglebull there may be a slight variation in characteristics between pups even within the same litter.

So, if you are intrigued by the Pitbull Beagle Mix then read on to find out more about his characteristics and what you should consider before committing to one of these guys.

Temperament

The Beaglebull is a sociable guy with a fire in his belly. His boisterous energy from the Pitbull and merry mischievousness from the Beagle make him a spunky little guy who is full of fun. He is also very affectionate with his human family and will not hesitate to jump on your lap and snuggle til sundown.

Whilst many people think that the American Pitbull Terrier is aloof with strangers, and therefore a great guard dog, this couldn’t be further from the truth. He is a sweet guy, and with his Beagle parent’s friendliness and indifference with strangers it is no surprise that the Beaglebull is just as friendly. For this reason, he makes an awful guard dog, so if this is a characteristic that you are looking for in a dog then you should consider another hybrid altogether.

With that being said, if the Beaglebull inherits his Beagle parent’s trait to bark at everything, he might make you aware that a stranger is entering the estate, but then he will proceed to play with them. His barkiness can also be a sign of boredom, so if you find that he is making a lot of noise then you may need to exercise him slightly more. However, with all the thousands of videos online showing his siren or musical instrument impressions, his howling does make for an entertaining trait too, just as long as your neighbors don’t mind!

Size & Appearance

The average height of both male and female Beaglebull is 18 to 20 inches from paw to shoulder, and they will weigh between 30 and 40 pounds, and as such they are considered to be a medium sized dog. Other than this, as his parents are quite different from one another in their appearance, their puppy products appearance also varies, and sometimes they vary even within the same litter.

They will often be of a thick and muscular build similar to his American Pitbull parent, but with an all-round friendlier appearance than the Pitbull. As a puppy he may have a few wrinkles and skin folds, but these will fill out overtime as his body grows into them. It is likely that he will also have the floppy and puppy-like Beagle ears, with large round eyes that should be dark in color, but on occasion light blue.

Coat & Colors

His coat will be of short length and it will be smooth to the touch with a shiny sheen. His coat is double layered and he will shed as the months become warmer.

His coat color will of course be dependent on the color of his Pitbull parent as the Beagle coloring is standard, but it is likely that he will sport a brown shade of some sort with white areas spread across his body similar to the Beagle.

Exercise & Living Conditions

The Pitbull Beagle Mix is a medium to high energy dog, who will need on average 60 minutes of exercise every day. As both of his parents are intelligent, they would appreciate a mixture of activities throughout their week; a walk in the forest will satisfy the beagles nose and a doggy agility course will satisfy the Pitbull’s energy and liveliness. In between his exercise sessions, he would also love an interactive game or two with his family to keep his mind occupied.

The Pitbull Beagle Mix is an adaptable dog who would do well in either a medium sized home, be that a house with a backyard or an apartment. Of course, if you do live in an apartment then he will need slightly more ventures outside for both toilet breaks and fresh air.

The Beaglebull is a lively dog just like both of his parents. Because of his Beagles high prey drive and incredible nose that will pick up a scent from miles away, it is advised that he should not be let off leash, for you may never get him back again.

He is a friendly dog who is suited to families with children, be that smaller or older. Thanks to his Pitbull parent having an affinity for children, hence his nickname the ‘nanny dog’, the Beaglebull is known to have the same affectionate qualities.

Whilst the Pitbull may exhibit fear aggression towards other dogs, this tends to be limited to dogs who were not socialized adequately as a puppy, and so as long as you ensure that he is socialized the Beaglebull should be fine with other animals in the family home. Just be sure to organize a secure pre-meet, and if this goes well then he will undoubtedly fit into your multi-pet household.

Training

With his Beagle parents love for snacks, it is likely that the Beaglebull’s motivation is going to be food, so make sure you use this to your advantage and utilize them as his reward for good behavior. Positive reinforcement training is the best way to train him, just be sure not to overdo it with treats, and give him plenty of verbal praise as this will satisfy his Pitbull parents eagerness to please his master.

Be sure to socialize this guy early for three reasons. Firstly, because all dogs need socialization in order for them to grow into a confident and balanced dog. Secondly, because of his Beagle traits, he may be prone to chasing cats and other small animals, so the more you socialize him with these kinds of animals the less likely he is to see them as prey, but as friends. And thirdly, because of this Pitbull parents potential fear aggression traits, it is important to introduce him to dogs of all shapes and sizes as this will teach him not to be fearful. Just be sure to make all experiences as friendly and pleasant as possible and he will want to go back for more. Plus, it would be great to show all the haters how well behaved your Pitbull type dog is in the doggy park!

Health

The Pitbull Beagle Mix is a generally healthy dog whose lifespan is between 11 to 15 years, which is around the same as his parents. Of course, despite being a mixed breed who benefits from a wider gene pool and being slightly healthier, he is still prone to certain health issues.

Being a relatively new hybrid dog, and a rare one at that, he does not have breed standards and nor does he have any official recommended tests, therefore we look to his parents’ health conditions to point us in the right direction of what he will be predisposed to.

He is disposed to Elbow and Hip Dysplasia, which is the abnormal formation of the affected joints, and it can eventually cause pain when walking and crippling arthritis. The Beagle, with his large floppy ears is prone to suffering from ear infections so the Beaglebull will suffer from them too. The Beagle is prone to Musladin-Leuke Syndrome, which is a genetic mutation that is specific to Beagles, and it is essentially characterized by tight skin. It would also be wise for the Beaglebull to undergo an Ophthalmologist evaluation, to check for conditions such as Progressive Retinal Atrophy.

Pitbull’s are very healthy dogs with little health problems, but one of their main concerns is skin allergies, and a high percentage of their population suffers from this so it is likely that the Beaglebull will do to. Generally, it will cause irritation and discomfort, all of which can be managed with medication as organized by the Veterinarian.

Nutrition

The Pitbull Beagle Mix with his high energy will consume on average 2 cups of food a day, dependent on his activity levels and size, and he should be fed high-quality kibble that is aimed at high energy medium-sized dogs.

As previously mentioned, he will likely be partial to a snack or ten, so be sure not to let his puppy dog eyes fool you into thinking that he needs more, because he doesn’t! Obesity is an issue with the Beagle, and it is likely the Beaglebull will be no different. Be sure to feed him age-appropriate food that suits his required calorie intake.

Grooming

The Beaglebull has a short coat that requires minimal brushing and grooming. A brush once a week will remove any dead hair and keep his coat looking shiny and healthy. He should be bathed once every two months or so, unless he gets exceptionally dirty, and with his predisposition for skin allergies, he should be washed with doggy products specifically designed for sensitive skin.

The Beaglebull’s ears should be checked and cleaned once a week to ensure that they are kept clean and that wax does not build-up, and to ensure that infections are kept at bay. All other grooming requirements such as nail trimming and dental brushing are the same as any other dog.

As Family Pets

  • The Pitbull Beagle Mix is an adorable and human focused breed.
  • He will generally love to spend all of his time with you.
  • He is a high energy dog who will require around 60 minutes of exercise daily.
  • He should be placed with an active family who can guarantee this.
  • The Beaglebull does not like to spend too long on his own.
  • He needs to be with a family who won’t leave him alone all day.
  • He is an adaptable dog and would do well in either a house or an apartment.
  • You’ll need to make sure his daily exercise requirements are met.
  • Be prepared for a dog that barks more so than the average dog.
  • Prepare to get your video cameras out for his howling sessions!
  • He is suited to families with children of any age, just be sure to supervise them.
  • As long as he receives adequate socialization training, he should be fine multi-pet households.
  • He is a fun pup who will love to play fetch and tug of war games all day long.

Breeders & Puppy Costs

The Beaglebull is a relatively rare hybrid dog, and as such reputable breeders will be few and far between. The first step in your search to find a breeder should start online, and it is advisable to select a few that you feel suit you, and then get your detective hat on to ensure that they are reputable and ethical. The best way to do this is to read reviews about them, and to join dedicated social media groups and ask the members for recommendations. Finally, ensure that you meet them and their puppies in person, and trust your gut feeling.

The average price of a Beaglebull puppy will set you back approximately $500 from a reputable breeder. Be wary of unethical and unreputable breeders, as they will not be concerned with the pup’s health nor would they have had the best start to life.

Rescue & Shelters

Similarly, there will be few Beaglebull mixes in rescue shelters, and if there are it is likely that they will be labelled as Pitbulls or Pitbull mixes with no specification. However, if you are set on rescuing one of these lovely dogs then be prepared to invest time into your search, and patience. Whilst it may be a long process, there are of course plenty of benefits to rescuing a dog, not only can you see his established personality, but you are also literally saving a life!

Final Thoughts

The Beaglebull is a fun-loving guy who has an affinity for children, so he will make the ideal family pet! As long as he is socialized well from a young age, he will not display any fear aggression behaviors that he may inherit from the Pitbull, so not only will he be a well-mannered pup, but he will fit just fine into a multi-pet household.

He needs around 60 minutes of exercise a day and does not like to be left alone for hours on end, so as long as you and your family are active and there is someone who can either spend most of the day with him, or at least spend an hour with him during your work lunch break, then he will happily fit into your life.

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