If you need a family dog, you should try the Beagle Pitbull mix. It is a unique mix-breed between a Pitbull and a Beagle and one of the rarest Pitbull crossbreeds available.
The mix-breed carries the flamboyant personalities of the Beagle parent plus the affectionate and sweet demeanor of the Pitbull parent. Before you consider taking this pup home as a buddy, be sure you have the traits of an iron-willed pack leader.
Let us walk together and see what this unique Pitbull cross has in store for you!
What is a Pitbull and Beagle mix called?
This uncommon mixed breed between a Pitbull and a Beagle is referred to as the Beaglebull or a Beagle Pit.
History of the Breed
Like most hybrids, not much is known about the history of a Beaglebull or mix-breed between a Beagle and a Pitbull. However, they are believed to have been designed in America in the last 20 years. It is during this time that this cross started to trend higher in popularity.
What do we know about the parents of the Beaglebull?
The Beagle – Although the origin of this dog breed is unknown, it is thought to have been originally bred in England in the 16th century. They were used as hounds for hunting rabbits and other smaller prey. They possess a superb sense of smell and exceptional tracking instincts.
Beagles are cherished for their gentle, sweet, and comic character that will make you giggle in amusement. However, they can make you cry your eyes out when they wear their naughty character. Being low maintenance and affectionate, they are outstanding family companions. The AKC only recognizes two types of Beagles including those under 13 inches tall and between 13 and 15 tall.
The overall height of Beagles is between 18 and 22 inches, withers height of 13 to 16 inches, a body length of 20 t0 25 inches, a weight of 20 to 24 lbs., and a lifespan of 12 to 15 years. Common health problems include epilepsy, hypothyroidism, and meningitis.
Pitbull – Like the Beagle, the Pitbull has its origins in the United Kingdom and its history dates back to the early 1800s. Bred from Old English Bulldogs, they were initially purposed for fighting in a bloody sport called bull baiting.
These canines are affectionate and sometimes forget they are too large to be lapdogs so they will want to cuddle. Pitbulls are confident, alert, and make excellent watchdogs although eager to welcome guests at home. They are recognized by the UKC but not the AKC.
Pitbulls stand 17 to 19 inches tall with a weight of between 30 and 85 lbs. and boast a life expectancy of 12 to 16 years. Common health problems in Pitbulls include hip dysplasia, allergies, hypothyroidism, and heart disease.
|Weight||30 to 40 pounds|
|Height||18 to 20 inches|
|Child-friendly/ Pet-friendly||High, with training|
|Coat Type||Smooth & short|
|Coat Color||Brindle, blue, black, white, brown, gray, red & white|
|Temperament||Friendly, loving, playful and protective|
|Lifespan||10 to 16 years|
What does a Pitbull mix with a Beagle look like?
This mixed breed is considered a medium-sized dog. On average, Beagle Pit males and females are 18 to 20 inches tall at the shoulders with a weight of somewhere between 30 and 40 lbs. Their appearance will vary greatly since both parents have nothing in common at all.
Your Beaglebull will inherit the Pitbull parent’s thick and muscular stature, and the ears will likely be floppy and pup-like as the Beagle parent. The mix-breed has huge, round eyes with a dark color and sometimes can be blue.
A Pitbull Beagle mix boasts a short but smooth coat with a glossy luster with colors that are highly dependent on the Pitbull parent. They can also adopt the brown shade of the Beagle with some hues.
The Beaglebull has an outgoing and lively temperament like the Pitbull parent with a naughty trait from the Beagle. Being extremely affectionate makes this mix-breed an excellent family dog. And while the cross possesses guard-dog traits, they tend to be friendly to strangers which strips off their ability to provide security.
At first, their Beagle nature will make them bark at anything and will leave you amused with their howling character.
The Beagle Pitbull mix needs to be fed high-quality dog food that is specifically formulated for high-energy medium-sized dogs. Make sure they eat 2 cups of kibble daily and divide it into smaller portions that they can eat at different intervals throughout the day. Provide enough fresh water for drinking.
During training, your Beaglebull will want a few treats to cooperate well. However, limit the number of treats you give them as they are prone to obesity, inherited from the beagle parent.
Training & Exercise
Beaglebulls are intelligent like both parents and will do well with positive reinforcement during training sessions. However, they can be bossy and love food so toss something small and use lots of verbal praise. This will make training easier and more productive as they try to please you. Make sure they also socialize from a tender age.
The Beagle Pit falls under the category of medium to high-energy doggies. Therefore, make sure that they get at least 60 minutes of exercise daily to burn off energy and keep fit. Because both parents are smart, include interactive games and a variety of stimulating activities weekly.
Being a highly-flexible crossbreed, they will do well in a medium-sized house or one with a backyard for play and fun. And since they have a superb ability to pick scents from a distance, never let them off-leash or they will disappear for good.
The Beaglebull is typically healthy being a designer dog. However, they are susceptible to certain health conditions genetically passed from their parents. These include hip and elbow dysplasia, Musladin-Leuke Syndrome, and skin allergies. The Beagle parent is prone to obesity so you might expect this to be the case with your Beaglebull.
The Beagle Pitbull mix has a lifespan of 11 to 15 years.
The Beaglebull’s short, smooth coat is easy to groom and will be just fine with a little brushing, at least once a week. Their beagle parent makes them susceptible to shedding. They will do fine with occasional baths, at least once a month. If, however, their curiosity drives them to awful environments and they start smelling, be sure to give them a bath then.
Your Beagle Pit’s ears should be checked and cleaned at least once a week, keep their nails trimmed, and brush their teeth often using the proper products. It is recommended that check your Beaglebull for redness and skin irritation as they have rather sensitive skin.
Cost and Maintenance
A Beagle Pit puppy will cost you anywhere from $300 to $1,400 depending on the breeder and the location. As we always advise, buy from a reputable breeder who provides health and medical reports for the parents of your pup.
Beaglebulls are low-maintenance dogs so you do not have to worry.
Where to Adopt
Adopting a Beaglebull is best done via a rescue shelter or organization within your locality. The adoption fee may range between $300 and $600. However, many rescue groups can cut the fee or waive it if you decide to adopt a special needs or senior canine.
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Hi there! My name is Alex Landy, one of the co-founders here at Our Pets HQ and a parent to a small-breed Yorkie. I am a published author of two books on dog breeding and currently write on various pet-related blogs about caring for dogs. I am a parent of two daughters and live outside Boston where I spend a lot of time with family and serve in different breeding clubs. You can reach me at email@example.com