What do you get when you breed the Beagle with the Pit Bull? You get the Beagle Pit (otherwise known as the Beaglebull)! Both the Beagle and the Pit Bull are known for their energy and sweet dispositions, so it’s only natural that the Beagle Pit is an energetic and loving dog.
Brown, black, white, gray, blue, red, brindle
Active families, house with a yard
Playful, energetic, protective, friendly, intelligent
They are medium in size and are typically strong and muscular dogs with square-shaped heads and floppy ears. Of course, this also depends on which parent they take after the most. Their coats are smooth and short and can be brindle, blue, black, white, brown, gray, red, and white in color.
Beagle Pit Bull Mix Characteristics
Beagle Pitbull Mix Puppies
The Beagle Pit is an exceptionally energetic dog that is healthy and has a decently long lifespan. Training might be more of a challenge thanks to the stubbornness that comes from their Beagle heritage, but both the Beagle and Pit Bull are friendly and social dogs, so you can expect the same with the Beagle Pit.
Temperament & Intelligence of the Beagle Pit Bull Mix
Having a look at the temperament of the Beagle and the American Pit Bull Terrier can give us an understanding of the personality of the Beagle Pit. Beagles are renowned for their merry and happy natures and have a history as hunting dogs that are used in a pack. This means they have a high prey drive and can be single-minded when they catch an interesting scent.
You can’t write about the Pit Bull without mentioning the controversy. Considering Pit Bulls are some of the most loving dogs you’ll ever meet, the debate around their aggression is misplaced. Any dog can be aggressive because of how they are trained and treated.
Beagle Pits come from two very smart, sweet, and active dogs, so you can expect much of the same qualities in these dogs.
Are These Dogs Good for Families? 👪
Both the Beagle and the Pit Bull are known for being family-friendly, so the Beagle Pit should be no different. Pit Bulls actually have one of the best temperaments out there. According to the American Temperament Test Society, the Pit Bull is the second most tolerant dog just after the Lab.
The Beagle Pit is quite protective of his family as well. They do well with children of all ages, but of course, young children need to be supervised around any dog at all times and should be educated on how to treat dogs.
Does This Breed Get Along With Other Pets?
This is a mixed scenario. On the one hand, the Beagle is a pack dog and gets along quite well with other dogs, but they also tend to chase after smaller animals. If socialized well as a puppy, the Pit Bull will get along with other animals quite well and are only aggressive if they are improperly trained.
The Beagle Pit should get along really well with other pets as long as he is well socialized at an early age.
Things to Know When Owning a Beagle Pit Bull Mix:
Food & Diet Requirements 🦴
The Beagle Pit is a well-muscled, medium-sized dog and should be given high-quality dog food for his current age, activity level, and size. Usually, about three cups a day is the average amount for the Beagle Pit, but you can also follow the instructions on your dog’s food bag to figure out the right amount. These dogs do need enough food to help support their high energy levels but talk to your vet if you ever have any concerns about your Beagle Pit’s health and weight.
The Beagle Pit, as already discussed, comes from two very energetic parents that require a minimum of an hour of exercise every day. You can expect the same with the Beagle Pit. Both the Beagle and the Pit Bull will not do well if left alone, so be sure to spend a lot of time walking and playing with him. Because of the Beagle parent, the Beagle Pit should also always be on a leash and ensure your backyard is secure.
Beagle Pits are smart and are eager to please their owners, so training will go somewhat smoothly. There can be moments of stubbornness and hard-headed behavior, but the Beagle Pit is quite food motivated, so using lots of treats with consistent and patient training methods should work well.
Beagle Pits have short, smooth coats that only need brushing about once a week, usually with a slicker brush or comb. Because of the Beagle heritage, they might be prone to shedding. You can give your pup a bath no more than once a month, or just when it seems necessary, with a good dog shampoo.
Health and Conditions 🏥
The Beagle and the Pit Bull are purebreds and are therefore more likely to be susceptible to certain health conditions. The Beagle Pit isn’t as likely to inherit these conditions, but it’s always best to screen for the same health issues that plague his parents.
The vet will check the Beagle Pit’s eyes, ears, and skin for any issues and will have you keep a close eye on your pup.
The vet will check the Beagle Pit’s hips and knees and complete a full physical exam that will include urinalysis and blood tests.
Male vs Female
The Beagle Pit averages 18 to 20 inches in height and 30 to 40 pounds in weight, so you can expect the female to be closer on the smaller end and the male on the bigger.
As a dog owner, you’ll need to pay for surgery for your pup. Spaying the female is a more expensive procedure as it’s a more complicated surgery than neutering the male. However, it can help your Beagle Pit live a longer life and can assist with eliminating aggressive tendencies.
Finally, there can be differences in temperament between the male and female, but the true test of personality comes from the training and socialization of the dog. You can have a look at some of the differences between female and male dogs here.
3 Little-Known Facts About the Beagle Pit Bull Mix
1. The Beagle Pit Has a Streak of Stubbornness
Beagles are known for being on the stubborn side, primarily due to their origins as hunting dogs. Once they’re on the trail of something, they really aren’t interested in anything else. This will come into play with the Beagle Pit, particularly if they take after their Beagle parent.
2. The Beagle Pit Is An Excellent Watchdog
Beagle Pits have a very strong protective nature, and while they are very friendly and social dogs, they will alert their families to anyone approaching the property and will stick to you like glue.
3. The Beagle Pit Is Energy Personified
Both the Beagle and the Pit Bull are highly energetic dogs that will enjoy racing at full speed every chance they get. They will need a house with a yard as an apartment won’t be big enough or give them enough opportunity to run and expend their excess energy.
If you’re interested in a Beagle Pit puppy, you should post your interest online through social media. This hybrid isn’t very common, so you’ll need to stretch your net wide to find one. You can also talk to Beagle and Pit Bull breeders and your local dog club. Also, don’t forget about adopting. Many hybrid breeds end up in rescue groups looking for a new home, so keep an eye out for one and give a dog a new chance at a better life.
These dogs might just be worth the time it will take to find one. Loving, social, and full of energy and fun, if you can keep up with the Beagle Pit, he might just be the best dog you’ve ever had.
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