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Beagle Poodle Mix: Poogle Dog Breed Information

Looking for a dog that's kind of like a Beagle with less shedding? Get to know the Poogle, which is a mix between a Beagle and a Poodle!

Emma Braby

Last Updated: September 10, 2020 | 11 min read

Poogle playing outside in field

The Poodle is one of the most popular dogs to mix because of its Hypoallergenic coat. With the Beagle being one of the merriest dogs around, this canine combo was bound to become famous. This popular mixed breed pup is the Beagle Poodle mix, and he is more commonly known as the Poogle.

Before you fully commit to the Poogle, it is important to research him so that you know what to expect. Because contrary to what many people think, Poodle mixes aren’t just cute cuddly bear lookalikes (although they are that as well!). They are crazily energetic. And Beagles, although they are super sweet, they are very needy. Even similar Beagle Mixes can fall into the “needy” category as well.

So, it’s really important that you understand what you get when you adopt a Poogle. And hopefully, after reading this guide, you’ll discover that you and the Poogle are a match made in hybrid heaven. Let’s jump straight into the details!

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  • Grooming Upkeep
  • Breed Health
  • Exercise Needs
  • Puppy Costs

Parent Breeds

It’s essential to learn about his parents so that you can get an idea about what you can expect from the Poogle. Being a relatively new mixed breed, it’s almost always a complete surprise as to which parent he will turn out like. So, it’s essential that you like them both as much as each other.

Poodle

Poodle Outdoors
Poodles come in three different shapes and sizes.

The Poodle comes in three sizes, the toy, the miniature, and the standard. So, you must find out from your Poogle breeder what size your puppy’s Poodle parent is as their size difference is quite vast. Poodles have a curly coat that is hypoallergenic and sheds much less than most other dogs. And this is one of the reasons why many people like doodle mixed breeds. 

The Poodle is a very energetic dog that was created to be a duck hunter in Germany. He is also very smart and needs lots of physical and mental stimulation to keep him happy throughout the day. Poodles aren’t the lapdog that everyone thinks that they are.

When he is finally done playing, he is happy to cuddle up with his humans on the sofa. He is a sweet dog who does like to be spoilt with snuggles. He is friendly with strangers too, and he loves to be the center of attention.

Beagle

Beagle Indoors
Beagles are popular with both hunters and families alike.

The Beagle is another familiar pup who consistently finds himself in the top 10 most popular dog breeds. This is because he is very laid back and a happy-go-lucky dog who slots himself into family life with ease.

Traditionally, Beagles are scenthounds who were kept by landowners to hunt hare and deer. It is believed that his name comes from the French word ‘loud mouth.’ If you know the Beagle breed, this couldn’t be more accurate. And although he is friendly with strangers, he’ll announce everyone’s arrival, so he also makes an excellent watchdog

He is energetic and needs daily exercise, but he is also a fan of snoozing his afternoons away. He expects attention and lots of belly rubs, and he can be quite a needy dog.

Poogle

Adult poogle
The Poogle may look more like either parent, or a mixture of each.

As you already know, the Poogle can be a blend of both of his parents, or he could be much more like one compared to the other. So, you need to be prepared for every eventuality. Because of their soft fur, and coloring similarities, smaller Poogles are often mistaken for Bernedoodles.

Thankfully, it is more common for mixed breed pups to be a middle of the road mixture. This is exactly the case for the Poodle Beagle mix. Next up, we walk through what you can expect from your Poogle, who is usually a well-balanced mix of both parents.

Temperament

Wet Poogle on Ground
The Beagle Poodle mix is an excellent dog for families.

The Poogle is a happy dog, who is forever wearing a smile come rain or shine. Both of his parents are fun and playful dogs, so this is one thing that you can be sure of. He’ll always be looking for a game to play or trying to make you laugh. He needs a playmate who can keep him entertained, and if you don’t join in the fun, he will take his pent up energy out on your furniture.

Make sure that you give him attention because if you don’t, there’s a big chance that he’ll turn into a diva doggo. He is loyal and hates to be left alone, and these two traits combined make him an intense dog. He will become your second shadow for the next 10 years plus.

His neediness also means that he is super affectionate, and boy does this guy know how to give cuddles. Thanks to his Beagle genes he has an off-switch, and he loves to laze the evening away with his family. So, if you’re after an evening boxset buddy, the Poogle could be the choice for you.

He is also very friendly with strangers, which is great if you are a sociable family who always has guests over. His Beagle loud mouth also means that he’ll warn you when there is someone on your property. So you won’t have to fix that broken doorbell anytime soon with a resident Poogle.

The Poogle is intelligent, but he is also stubborn. If you are expecting a pup with a fully obedient personality, this is not the dog breed for you. Thanks to his Poodle influence, he’ll be more trainable than a Beagle.

Size & Appearance

Poogle Playing
The Beagle Poodle mix can range in both size and appearance.

The Poogle can come in a mixture of sizes, and it is all dependent on the size of his parents. His Beagle parent takes two different sizes, and that is the pocket and the standard size. Beagles are usually between 10 and 15 inches tall, and they weigh between 15 and 30 pounds.

His Poodle parent comes in three sizes, the toy, the miniature, and the standard. When you combine the three sizes, they can weigh anywhere between 4 and 70 pounds and measure between 8 and 20 inches tall.

Usually, Poogles will be a mixture of a standard-sized Beagle mixed and a miniature-sized Poodle. They are about the same size as another popular Beagle mix, the Beagador. This means the Poogle will likely find himself between 11 and 15 inches tall and weigh between 15 and 25 pounds.  But, if his size is a factor in your decision-making process, you’ll want to see the parents of your Poogle so you have an accurate idea of the growth potential of your pup.

The Poogle is a small to medium-sized breed that looks a lot like a cuddly canine bear. He has large round eyes that are dark in color, and his ears are longer than the Poodle’s but nowhere near as long as the Beagles. Beneath his coat, he has an athletic body, and a long tail similar to the Beagles. 

Overall, the appearance of the Poogle can vary drastically, even between puppies in the same litter. 

Coat & Colors

Poogle Laying on Floor
The Poogle’s colors will vary based upon their parents and genetics.

His coat will usually take the curly form of the Poodle, just like most doodle mixes. It is likely to shed much less than the Beagle’s coat, but do not count on him being a hypoallergenic dog like his Poodle parent.

He will also usually sport the traditional hunting colors of the Beagle. There is also a chance that he could inherit the solid coloring of the Poodle parent. He could inherit any color from his Poodle side, such as black, cream, red, apricot, brown, and silver.

Exercise & Living Conditions

Beagle Poodle Mix exercising
The Beagle Poodle mix needs a minimum of 1 hour of exercise each day.

The Poogle is an energetic dog who needs at least 1 hour of exercise every single day. If he’s more like the Poodle, there’ll be no excuses for missing walkies. But if he’s more like the Beagle, he might try to convince you that he doesn’t always need a walk. But don’t let his big puppy dog eyes fool you, he needs regular exercise to stay sane and healthy.

He is an intelligent dog, so he will appreciate a variety of exercise sessions. He’ll make a great jogging partner and flyball participant, and he’ll love a trip to your local doggy park to make new friends.

Because of his water-loving Poodle genes, he might be a water puppy. However, if he is shaped like the Beagle, with a longer body and shorter legs, he might not have the frame for it. If he isn’t graced with the Poodle’s longer legs, be sure to invest in a doggy life jacket so that he can safely enjoy the water.

When it comes to his living conditions, he is very adaptable. And as long as he gets his daily exercise, he could live anywhere. From small apartments to larger estates, as long as there is someone there to keep him company for most of the day, he is a happy Poogle.

Just be sure that if he has access to a yard, that it is secure. The Beagle Poodle mix is likely to inherit the high prey drive of both of his parents, and if he catches the scent of your neighbor’s cat, he’ll be off like speedy Gonzalez.

He is laid back enough that he can handle the over-excited hands of young children. He also enjoys the company of other dogs in the house. Although he has a high prey drive, as long as he is socialized well, he could live with other pets, but this is different with every Poogle.

Training

Training a Poogle
Training the Beagle Poodle mix can be challenging for first-time dog owners.

The Poogle is not the most difficult to train, but he is not the simplest either. He is very intelligent, which he inherits from both parents. But there is a chance that he will inherit the stubbornness of the Beagle breed. But then again, he might not.

So, as soon as you get your Beagle Poodle mix home, start his training straight away to avoid potential sassiness. Firstly, socialization is vital to building his confidence. Expose him to as many unfamiliar humans and animals as you can in a controlled environment. Let him have a good sniff and play with them. You also need to expose him to loud sounds such as walking on the sidewalk and the vacuum cleaner.

You should also begin teaching him simple commands as soon as you get him home too. By showing him discipline and direction early, you increase his chances of being an obedient pup when he is older.

It’s a good idea to crate train your Beagle Poodle mix, considering that he’ll likely suffer from separation anxiety. If you make it a pleasant experience for him, he’ll jump straight in and feel safe in his new space.

Health

Healthy Poogle
The Poodle Beagle mix is generally a healthy crossbreed.

The Poogle is a relatively healthy hybrid who will hopefully be with you for the next 10 to 16 years. Because he is a mixed dog, he can inherit the health concerns of either breed. So it’s a good idea to make yourself aware of the common conditions and look out for the associated symptoms. 

Hip dysplasia: both of his parents are at risk from hip dysplasia, which is a painful joint abnormality that can eventually cause paralysis in later life.

Eye conditions: both of his parents are known to suffer from a variety of eye conditions. The main concerns to look out for are progressive retinal atrophy and cataracts.

Patellar luxation: if he is a miniature or a toy Poodle mix, this could be a concern for him. Essentially this is where the kneecap becomes dislocated, which can be very painful.

Nutrition

Poodle Beagle mix waiting on food
You’ll want to watch your Poogle’s diet to ensure they don’t gain weight as they age.

The Poogle will consume approximately 1 cup of food a day, spread across two to three meals. He will do well on a high-quality kibble that provides him with a well-balanced diet. A balanced diet includes protein, carbohydrates, fiber, healthy omega fats, vitamins, and minerals.

To keep the Poogle’s coat looking healthy and smart, you need to make sure that he receives enough omega fatty acids in his diet. All high-quality kibbles will provide this, whereas budget options probably won’t. Ingredients such as fish, fish oil, sunflower and canola oil, and flaxseeds are excellent sources.

Be sure to feed him life-stage appropriate food too. And if he is super tiny, you also need to look for a kibble that is small enough for him to eat. Small breed puppy food will be the right size.

If he inherits the Beagles appetite, you must keep an eye on his treat intake. Do not feed him more than he burns off, otherwise, he’ll quickly become a porky Poogle.

Grooming

Beagle Poodle mix bathing
Your Poodle Beagle mix should be bathed regularly to keep their hair free of matting.

The Poogle is likely to have curly hair much like his Poodle parent. And so he will need brushing several times a week to ensure that it doesn’t become matted. If he has a short coat like his Beagle parent, it is more likely that he’ll only need brushing once a week. It’s also more likely that they will shed as frequently as their Beagle parent.

He’ll need a bath once every 8 to 12 weeks. Because both of his parents are known to suffer from sensitive skin, we advise using a gentle, all-natural shampoo.

Other grooming routines such as nail clipping, and eye and ear cleaning are the same as every other dog. As you groom him, check him over for any changes to his body. The Poodle Beagle mix will shed less than their beagle parents. While they aren’t considered hypoallergenic dogs, they will shed less than many other breeds.

Breeders & Puppy Costs

The price of a Poogle puppy from a reputable breeder will cost, on average, around $700 and up. Poogles are a relatively rare doodle mix compared to a Goldendoodle or a Labradoodle. As such, their price is a lot lower.

It’s essential to work with a reputable breeder because they do everything in their power to have healthy and happy puppies. This means your chance of getting a healthy pup is high too. They’ll be able to provide you with health clearances, and you can meet the puppies in person with their parents.

Puppy mills and backstreet breeders aren’t concerned with puppy health, and they are only concerned about pumping out many puppies and maxing their profits. They lure prospective owners in with a lower price, but it usually means unhealthy and neglected pups too. So, please avoid them at all costs.

Rescues & Shelters

If you are thinking about rescuing a Poogle, you have a few options. You can visit your local rescue shelters to see if there are any Poogles there. But because he is a rare breed, you might have to wait a while for one to come in.

Alternatively, you can look to dedicated breed rescue organizations who rehome certain breeds and their mixed pups. So, your chances of finding a Poogle with them are probably higher. Take a look at the Poodle Rescue Foundation and the Beagles on the Web website who list Beagle rescues across America. Get in contact with them, and they will be happy to help you with your Poogle rescue journey.

As Family Pets

  • The Pooge is playful and loves to mess around in the yard with his family. 
  • He is very needy and hates to be left alone.
  • The Poogle is affectionate and makes a great cuddle buddy.
  • The Poogle is a vocal dog who makes a fantastic watchdog.
  • He is friendly with friends and strangers.
  • He is active and needs approximately an hour of exercise every day.   
  • The Poogle makes a good canine sibling for children and other pets.

Final Thoughts

The Poogle is a sweet and happy pup who would be glad to slot himself into most families. Just as long as you have the time to exercise his body and mind every day, and there is someone who can spend most of their time with him, he will be a happy pup indeed.

He can live in all kinds of environments. Be that apartment living or the large home lifestyle, with small children through to retired couples. With other dogs and maybe other pets. The Beagle Poodle mix is an all-rounder, and hopefully, after reading this guide, you are also happy that he is the one for you.

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