The Poodle is one of the most sought-after dogs to mix because of its hypoallergenic coat. With Beagles being one of the happiest dogs around, this canine combo was bound to become famous worldwide.
The offspring of these two breeds is the Beagle Poodle mix and is more commonly known as the Poogle. They are also sometimes referred to as Beagapoo, Beagledoodle, Beapoo, and Beaglepoo.
Before you fully commit to any dog, Poogle included, it is important to do some research to know what to expect. Because, contrary to what most people think, Poodle mixes are not just cute, cuddly teddy-bear lookalikes.
These dogs are crazily energetic, and Beagles, even though they are super sweet, can be very needy. Even similar Beagle mixes can often fall into the “needy” category as well.
Because of all this, it is really important you get a good grasp on what you’re getting when you adopt a Poogle.
And, we hope that after you read this article, you will discover that you and this Poodle mix are a match made in hybrid heaven! Without further ado, let’s get into it.
Designer dogs or hybrids?
Hybrid pups that are purposely created by breeding two purebred dogs are sometimes called “designer dogs.” And, as with most things, there is some controversy over whether these new hybrid breeds are really just “mutts” being sold for a higher price.
The term mutt or mixed-breed implies a combination of many different breeds and crossbreeds. This makes the results very unpredictable.
Designer dogs are the result of mating two purebred dogs. The resulting pups have predictable characteristics and traits that are a combination of those seen in the parent breeds.
This makes Poogles more than just another mutt. First-generation Poogle puppies have a miniature Poodle parent (sometimes toy Poodle) and a Beagle parent.
This hybrid dog was first developed in the United States in the 1980s and has grown in popularity ever since! A Beaglepoo may be the perfect choice if you are looking for a small, fun, intelligent, and low-shedding dog.
A favorable aspect of the so-called hybrid dogs is that the weaker traits of each of the parent breeds involved are less likely to occur in their offspring. The mixing of two different gene pools allows for more hybrid vigor.
However, there is no guarantee that the health issues of the parents won’t be passed to their puppies, but it is less likely when it comes to mixing unrelated breeds.
The bottom line is that whether you call them hybrid or designer dogs, Poogles combine the genetics of two purebred breeds. Any and every dog breed started out this way!
Let’s get acquainted with the parents of this awesome mix.
Beagle/Poodle mix parent breeds
It is crucial to learn about the parents so that you can estimate what you can expect from the Poogle. Being a relatively new hybrid dog, it is almost always a complete surprise as to which side of the parenting mix it will lean. Because of this, it is vital that you like both of the breeds equally.
Poodles come in three sizes:
• Toy Poodle
• Miniature Poodle
So, you should find out from your Poodle breeder what size your pup’s Poodle parent is, as the size difference can be quite vast.
Poodles are equipped with a curly coat that is almost completely hypoallergenic and sheds much less than the coat of most other breeds. This is one of the main reasons why so many people like doodle mixed breeds.
Poodles are very energetic dogs that were created to be duck hunters in Germany. They are also very smart and need lots of physical and mental stimulation to have a happy and healthy life.
Contrary to popular belief, Poodles aren’t the lapdog everyone thinks they are.
When a Poodle is finally done playing, it is more than happy to cuddle up with its humans on the couch. They are sweet dogs that like to be spoilt with snuggles. Poodles are friendly towards strangers too, and they love being the center of attention.
The Beagle is another well-known dog that consistently finds itself in the top ten most popular dog breeds in the USA, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC). This might be because they are very laid back and happy-go-lucky dogs that slot themselves into family life with ease.
Traditionally, Beagles are scent hounds that landowners kept to hunt deer and hare. It is believed that their name comes from the French word for “loudmouth.”
If you’ve had the pleasure of being in the company of a Beagle, you know that this couldn’t be more accurate. And, even though they are extremely friendly with strangers, they will announce everyone’s arrival, so they make excellent watchdogs.
Beagles are energetic and need their daily exercise. But, they are also fans of snoozing their afternoons away. They expect attention and lots of belly rubs and can be quite needy dogs at times.
Beagle mixed with a Poodle: the result?
As we already mentioned, the Beaglepoo can be a true mix of both of its parents, or he could be much more like one compared to the other. This is why you need to be prepared for every outcome.
Because of their soft fur and similar colors, smaller Beapoos are often mistaken for Bernedoodles.
Luckily, it is more common for mixed-breed dogs to be a split down the middle mixture. This is exactly what happens when a Beagle and a Poodle mate.
In the upcoming sections, we will walk you through what you can expect from a Poogle – a dog that is usually a well-balanced blend of both parents.
Beagle and Poodle mix temperament
As you might have figured out by now, the Poogle is a happy dog that is forever wearing a smile come hell or high water. Both of its parents are playful and fun-loving dogs, so this is one thing that you can be sure of.
Beaglepoos thrive when they have a playmate who can keep them entertained. However, bear in mind that if you don’t join in on the fun, they will take their pent-up energy out on your furniture!
Make sure you give your Poogle a lot of attention because otherwise, there is a big chance it will turn into a diva doggo. These pups are very loyal and hate to be left alone.
When you combine their need for attention and resentment towards being alone, you can easily see that these dogs can be quite intense to have. They will become your second shadow for the next ten years, hopefully, more!
Their neediness also means that they are super affectionate, and boy do they know how to cuddle. Thanks to their Beagle genes, they do have an off-switch and love to laze the evening away with their families. So, if you are looking for an evening TV buddy, the Poogle might just be right up your alley.
These pups are also very friendly towards strangers. This is great if you are a sociable family and often have guests over.
These pups inherit their loudmouth from their Beagle side of the parenting mix, so you can rest assured that they will warn you when someone is near your property. You won’t have to install a doorbell anytime soon with a Poogle in your household.
The Poogle is an intelligent dog, but he can also be quite stubborn. So, if you are looking for a pup with a fully obedient personality, the Beagle is not the breed for you. However, thanks to the Poodle influence, they are more trainable than Beagles.
Full grown Beagle Poodle mix
Poogles come in a variety of sizes, and it all depends on the size of their parents. Their Beagle parents come in two different sizes, which are the pocket and standard size. Beagles are usually between ten and fifteen inches tall and weigh between fifteen and thirty pounds.
On the other hand, as we mentioned earlier, their Poodle parents come in three sizes, standard, miniature, and toy. When you combine these three sizes, Poodles can weigh anywhere between four and seventy pounds and stand between eight and twenty inches tall.
Typically, Poogles will be a mixture of a miniature-sized Poodle and a standard-sized Beagle. This makes them about the same size as another popular Beagle mix, the Beagador.
A full-grown Beagle Poodle mix will most likely find itself between eleven and fifteen inches tall and weigh between fifteen and twenty-five pounds.
But, if the pup’s size is a big factor in your decision-making process, you should see the parents of the Poogle yourself, so you can have an accurate depiction of the growth potential of your future pup.
The Beaglepoo is a small to medium-sized dog that looks a lot like a cuddly canine bear. They have large round eyes that are dark in color, and their ears are longer than the ears of a Poodle, but they are nowhere near as long as Beagles.
Beneath their coat, they have an athletic body and a long tail similar to their Beagle parent. Overall, the appearance of the Beapoo can vary drastically, even between puppies of the same litter.
Beagle Poodle mix puppy coat and colors
Their coats will usually take the curly form of their Poodle parents, just like with most other doodle mixes. It will most likely shed much less than the Beagle’s coat, but you shouldn’t count on it being hypoallergenic.
Beaglepoos will also usually sport the traditional hunting colors of the Beagle breed. But, there is also a chance that they could inherit the solid coloring of the Poodle. If that happens, you can expect your Poogle to have any color from the Poodle side, such as black, red, cream, apricot, brown, and silver.
Exercise and living conditions
Poogles are very energetic dogs that need at least an hour of exercise every single day. If they lean more to the Poodle side, there will be no excuse for missing daily walks.
On the other hand, if your Beapoo is more like the Beagle, it might try to convince you that it doesn’t always need a walk. Just don’t let its big puppy eyes fool you. Your dog still needs regular exercise to stay healthy, happy, and sane.
Beaglepoos are intelligent dogs and will appreciate a variety of exercise sessions. They are great jogging partners, flyball participants, and they love a trip to the local dog park to make new friends.
Due to its water-loving Poodle genes, your dog might be a water type. However, if it gets its build from the Beagle side, meaning a longer body and shorter legs, it might not have the frame for it. If your pup isn’t graced with the Poodle’s long legs, invest in a doggy life jacket so that it can safely enjoy its water adventures.
When it comes to living conditions, Beaglepoos are very adaptable. As long as you fulfill their daily exercise needs, they can live anywhere. From large estates to small apartments, as long as there is someone there to keep them company for most of the day, they are happy dogs.
Just make sure that they have access to a fenced yard. The Beagle Poodle mix is likely to inherit the high prey drive of both of its parents. This means that if it catches the scent of a neighbor’s cat, it will be off like the wind.
These pups are laid back enough that they can handle the over-excited hands of young kids. They also love the company of other dogs in the house. And, even though they can have a pretty high prey drive, as long as they are socialized well, they can live with other pets. Although, this is different with every dog of this mix.
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The Beagle Poodle mix is not the most difficult dog to train, but it is not the simplest either. As we stated earlier, it gets its intelligence from both of its parents, making it a very smart dog.
There is a chance, though, that some of them will inherit the stubbornness of the Beagle. But then again, they might not.
So, as soon as you bring your Beapoo home, start its training straight away to avoid potential sassiness. First of all, socialization is vital to building its confidence.
Expose your pup to as many unfamiliar humans and animals as you can from an early age and in a controlled environment. Let your pooch have a good sniff and play with them while they explore.
Make sure you expose your dog to loud sounds such as walking on the street and the vacuum cleaner. You should also begin teaching it simple commands the day after you bring it home.
By showing your Beaglepoo direction and discipline early, you increase the chances of having a well-behaved, obedient pup when it gets older.
It is also wise to crate train your Poodle Beagle mix, considering that it will likely suffer from separation anxiety. If you make it a pleasant experience for your pup, it will jump straight in and feel safe in its new space.
The Poogle dog is a relatively healthy hybrid and has a lifespan of ten to sixteen years. Since it is a mixed breed dog, it can inherit the health concerns of either parent breed.
Because of this, it is wise to be aware of the common health problems these dogs might face and know what symptoms to look out for.
The Poogle breed can suffer from the same health conditions as their parent breeds, and those are the following:
• Hip dysplasia: Hip dysplasia in dogs occurs when the hip joint deteriorates and becomes weak. The condition is genetic and usually happens when the hip socket doesn’t form correctly. This causes it to become dislocated. Symptoms include difficulty getting up off the floor, weak limbs, hopping with rear legs up, taking small hesitant steps, limping, and unwillingness to exercise and play.
• Progressive retinal atrophy: This is a serious eye disease that can result in blindness. It affects the retina of your dog’s eyes and always happens to both eyes at the same time. Early symptoms of this condition include dilated pupils, glassy eyes, night vision problems, and bumping into furniture. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for this ailment.
• Patella luxation: If your pup is a miniature or toy Poodle mix, this could be a big concern. With this condition, the kneecap becomes dislocated, which can be very painful.
These small dogs will consume approximately one cup of dog food a day. The recommended amount should be spread across two or three meals.
Beagapoos do well on a high-quality kibble that provides them with a well-balanced diet. A balanced diet includes carbohydrates, fiber, healthy omega fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals.
To keep your Beaglepoo’s coat looking healthy and shiny, you need to make sure that it receives enough omega fatty acids in its diet. All high-quality dog foods provide this, whereas budget options likely don’t. Ingredients such as sunflower, fish, flaxseed, fish oil, and canola oil are excellent sources.
Make sure to feed your pup life-stage appropriate kibble too. If your dog is super tiny, you also need to look for dog food that is small enough for it to eat. You can find small breed puppy food that will be just the right size.
If your Beagapoo inherits the Beagle’s appetite, you have to keep an eye on its treat intake. Despite being high-energy dogs, these pups can have problems with obesity if you feed them more than they burn off.
Your Beagle Poodle mix pup is likely to have curly hair, much like its Poodle parent. This means it will need brushing several times a week to ensure that its coat doesn’t become matted and tangled.
If your Beagapoo has a short coat like its Beagle parent, it will most likely need brushing only once a week. But, it is also more likely that it will shed as frequently as its Beagle parent.
Most of these doodles will need a bath once every eight to twelve weeks. And, because both of their parents are known to have sensitive skin, we recommend using a gentle, all-natural shampoo.
Other grooming routines such as eye and ear cleaning and nail clipping are pretty much the same as with every other breed. As you groom your pup, check it over for any changes to its body.
Generally speaking, these hybrid dogs will shed less than Beagles. And, while they aren’t considered hypoallergenic dogs, they will still shed less than many other breeds.
How long you wish to keep their coat is up to you. If you want to keep it at low to medium length, it will require less grooming on your part. On the other hand, if you want your pup to sport a long and dashing haircut, you might need to brush it more frequently. Taking it to a professional groomer is always a good choice.
Poodles owe much of their popularity to their non-shedding coat and hypoallergenic properties. That said, dog genetics are complex, and no doodle is guaranteed to be totally non-shedding.
There is also no guarantee from which parent the dog will inherit their eye color or the coat. Shedding is a constant thing, and it ranges from very low shedding to heavy shedding.
When it comes to poodle mixes, two scenarios can take place:
1. If a Poodle mates with another non-shedding breed, the chances of their offspring inheriting the non-shedding property are much higher.
2. When a poodle mates with a regular breed that sheds, the resulting puppy will shed but not as much as the shedding parent breed.
Some modifier genes particularly influence the different coat types. For example, the smooth coat of a Labrador or the curly coat of the Poodle has several other genes working towards and influencing the result.
It is good to keep in mind that all animals that grow hair also shed that hair to some extent. The body chemistry of each pup is different and environmental factors can be a huge influence.
The Poodle coat is high-maintenance and requires regular combing and brushing to prevent the dead hair from wrapping around the living hair.
Beagle Poodle mix for sale: where to find them
The price of a Poogle puppy from a reputable breeder is, on average, around $700 and up. These dogs are a relatively rare doodle mix compared to Labradoodles (Labrador Poodle mix) and Goldendoodles (Golden Retriever Poodle mix). As such, their price tag is a lot lower.
It is vital to work with reputable breeders because they do everything they can to produce healthy and happy puppies. This means that your chance of getting a healthy pooch is higher too.
Reputable breeders will also be able to provide you with health certificates and allow you to meet the puppies and their parents in person.
Backyard breeders and puppy mills aren’t concerned with puppy health. They are only concerned about pumping out as many puppies as they can and maxing their profits.
These types of shady breeders lure prospective owners in with a lower price, but it usually means neglected and unhealthy pups too. So, we would recommend staying far away from them.
Beagle Poodle mix for adoption: where to find one
If you wish to rescue or adopt a Poogle, you have a few options. You can visit local rescue groups and adoption centers to see if there are any Beaglepoos there, but you might have to wait a while for one to come in since they are a rare breed.
Alternatively, you can search for dedicated breed rescue organizations that rehome certain breeds and their mixed pups. Your chances of finding a Beapoo with them are probably higher.
Take a look at the Beagles online and Poodle Rescue Foundation websites. They will have a list of Beagle and Poodle rescues across America.
Highlights of Poogles as family pets
• Poogles are playful and love to mess around the house or in the yard with their humans.
• They are very needy and hate being left alone.
• These dogs are affectionate and make great cuddle buddies.
• They are vocal dogs, making them fantastic watchdogs.
• Poogles are friendly with friends and strangers.
• They are active dogs that need an hour of exercise every day, including playtime!
• Poogles are good canine siblings for children and other pets.
Beapoo: final words
The Beagle Poodle mix is a sweet and happy dog that would be glad to snuggle itself into most families. As long as you have the time to exercise their body and mind every day and there is someone to keep them company, they will be happy pups indeed.
Beagles can be the best dogs in all kinds of environments. Be that large home lifestyle or apartment living, with retired couples through to small children.
They get along great with other dogs and maybe other pets. The Beaglepoo is an all-rounder, and hopefully, after reading this guide, you decide to get one as your family dog!