Beagle Terrier mixes are a mix of pure bred beagles and terriers (both being excellent hunting dogs). Small in size (about 12-15 inches), they exhibit spunky personalities that is typical in terriers. They come with a variety of characteristics as they carry the genetic traits of both parent breeds – beagles and terriers. These dogs weigh almost 20-25 pounds. Some dogs are athletic and muscular with an agile body structure whereas some are smooth and wire-haired.
Some Best Known Types of Beagle Terrier Mix
Pug Beagle Terrier Mix: Often nicknamed Puggles, these are popular designer dogs which have a wrinkled snout of a pug, and are cute as a button! If well socialized and properly trained, they can make excellent family pets.
Beagle Boston Terrier Mix: Beagle Boston terrier mix is a hybrid of Beagle and Boston terrier. Also adorable and a great sized dog, They make wonderful pets if socialized and well trained. Beagle Boston terriers are often known as Boglen terriers.
Beagle Mix Rat Terrier: These dogs are quite adaptable and versatile carrying traits of both beagles and rat terriers. Both hunting dogs, they have a great sense of smell and often have a high prey drive. Otherwise known as a Raggle, they are a great sized dog, good for family pets if socialized and trained properly.
How do Beagle Terrier Mix Dogs Behave?
Generally, Beagle Terrier mixes are cute and lovable and can be very intelligent. Due to their hunting backgrounds and keen sense of smell, they often have a high predatory instinct. They will often chase things that intrigue them. After all they are hounds! For instance, if they are playing with you and suddenly some unfamiliar smell or sound distracts them, they are bound to lose interest and go chasing whatever is the source of distraction. Always keep a watchful eye and don’t let them off leash unless you know they have a fabulous recall. If socialized from a young age and trained solely with positive reinforcement training, they can be happy-go-lucky by nature and make some of the best kid friendly dogs. They, like beagles, get along quite well with other dog breeds, due to the fact that they are bred to work together.
Beagle mix terriers are extremely energetic, intelligent and smart. They have strong hunting instincts and are very intelligent. A beagle terrier mix can easily figure out what is expected of him if taught correctly and with positive reinforcement training. Easily distracted, you want to ensure you are training to a great level with distractions. You want to make sure they have a good recall. Always start training at the earliest age and socialize them to everything. This will ensure a great, confident personality.
Beagle Terrier mix are quite energetic and as with any breed or mix, should be fed with a high quality, nutritious diet as they need the energy when hunting. To prevent dog obesity, make sure to not overfeed. These dogs are usually low maintenance as far as grooming but should be brushed regularly. They are moderately high energy dogs and will need a good amount of exercise. If you have a fenced in yard, make sure it is escape proof since their noses may lead them far away if given the chance. This mix of dog breeds make wonderful pets and can be loyal and best friends too! It’s all about how you raise them.