Those of you who have dreamed about having a Boston Terrier or a Beagle as pets but couldn't do so due to some reason, here is good news for you. You can get a combination of both, the Boston Terrier and the Beagle, which is popularly called the Boglen Terrier.
A shorter name for this breed is Boggle. Given below is some information about the Boggle that is quite interesting. You can compare the two purebred parents yourself and know more about their mix.
This is an officially registered designer dog that is obtained after crossing two purebreds namely, the Beagle and the Boston Terrier. The looks of the Boglen Terrier are more bent towards the Boston Terrier parent i.e. most commonly, you will see that a Boglen Terrier has the squarish face and pointed ears of the Boston Terrier breed. Since both, the Boston Terrier and the Beagle have a color-patched body, the Boglen Terrier is bound to inherit that trait from both its parents. However, the pattern may differ from one Boggle to another.
The Boglen Terrier, as claimed by many owners, is said to be active, smart, and quick. It can be trained easily and is a good chaser. As you know, the Boston Terrier has an average obedience or intelligence quality, it is capable of retaining instructions after 25-40 repetitions and obeys any single instruction given once at least 50% of the times. In contrast, the Beagle ranks among the bottom ten when it comes to intelligence or obedience factor, needs 80 to 100 or more repetitions, and obeys an instruction only 25% times or less. So, needless to say that the Boglen Terrier inherits the qualities of obedience and intelligence from the Boston Terrier parent.
This is an extremely friendly dog (both the parents are), but the Beagle trait that it inherits is its playfulness with children. The Boston Terrier has to be trained to be non-hostile towards children and other beings whereas this nature comes naturally to a Beagle. The same is observed with a Boggle; it is excellent with kids, loves to lick, snuggles up, and plays, all without any non-hostility training, just like the Beagle parent.
A negative trait that the Boggle might have picked up from the Beagle parent is the sense of smell. Like the Beagle gets easily distracted by the surrounding smells and cannot track down a single one, the Boggle is also not very good at sniffing and tracking activities (some may not agree to this). Again, resembling the Boston Terrier parent, the Boglen Terrier does not bark unnecessarily due to its confident and daring nature.
Do not get disheartened if you feel that the Boggle is over influenced by the Boston Terrier. If you observe closely, you will find that it has mostly inherited all the positive characteristics from both the parents, with a few exceptions. Nevertheless, once you meet this dog, you are sure to fall in love with it.