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Poogle (Poodle & Beagle Mix): Info, Pictures, Care & More

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Height: 6 – 16 inches
Weight: 11 – 25 lbs
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Black, white, brown, red, gray, silver
Suitable for: Active families, people who live in houses, people who live in apartments
Temperament: Affectionate, alert, intelligent, friendly, stubborn

The Poogle is a hybrid breed of the Poodle and the Beagle. The hybrid doesn’t have any documentation or breed standards, so owners should expect a wide variety of Poodle and Beagle traits to show through in their dog.

Both breeds are active dogs from hunting lines and need a lot of exercise to stay happy. The Poogle has a lot of energy to get out and could become destructive if they don’t get enough exercise.

The Poodle is widely regarded as one of the most intelligent dogs in existence, second only to the German Shepherd. The Beagle is a friendly and jolly dog that is hard not to fall in love with but can be needy and won’t be happy being alone all day.

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divider-paw3 Little-Known Facts About Poogles

1. The Beagle’s long ears are intended to help with scent tracking.

Part of the Beagle breed standard is that the tip of their ears must reach their nose when drawn out in front of their face. When hunting, these long ears have a functional purpose: they catch scent particles and keep them close to the Beagle’s nose.

2. The Poodle cut is designed for function, not fashion.

While the iconic Poodle cut may appear to be the epitome of high fashion, the cut is designed for function while hunting. The Poodle is a waterfowl bird and was bred to retrieve hunted fowl for their owners.

During the colder months, the poodle’s long coat would protect it from frostbite. However, the coat also made them less dynamic in the water. The Poodle cut was designed to be the best of both worlds. It left fur to cover the joints and protect the internal organs from the cold but removed hair to make the dog more hydrodynamic.

3. A Beagle named Elvis can smell pregnancy.

While “polar bear pregnancy test” might sound like a joke job, a Beagle named Elvis has made it his career. Polar bears experience pseudopregnancies, and zookeepers can’t distinguish between a pseudopregnancy and a real one. Elvis can, though.

Elvis can detect polar bear pregnancy by smelling a stool sample from a female polar bear with a staggering 97% accuracy.

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Parent breeds of Poogles. Left: Poodle, Right: Beagle | Image Credit: Pixabay

divider-dog pawTemperament & Intelligence of Poogles

Poogles take traits from both the Poodle and the Beagle. The Poodle is the second most intelligent dog globally, second only to the German Shepherd Dog. The Poodle is a very trainable dog that can pick up instructions quickly. However, this intelligence can come at a price. Your Poogle may take after the Poodle’s stubborn disposition.

On the other hand, the Beagle is a jolly dog that wears a smile as part of its uniform. They’re affectionate and playful. Still, the Beagle can be needy and often suffers from separation anxiety. Prospective Poogle owners should consider whether or not they can give their Poogle the attention the dog desires and needs.

Both breeds are loyal and vigilant dogs that make excellent watchdogs, but they’re generally friendly to strangers once you’ve shown them that you feel safe.

As hunting dogs, both the Poodle and the Beagle have enormous energy reserves and need a lot of exercises. But thanks to their Beagle heritage, the Poogle will also be willing to lay down and veg out with the family in the evenings.

Are These Dogs Good for Families? 👪

The Poogle can be a good choice for families with kids as both breeds have tons of energy to go around when it comes to playing. They’re also both loyal and affectionate breeds who will become steadfast friends and protectors of your children.

The Beagle’s cheerful personality goes a long way with children but keep an eye on them since the Poodle can be proud and may not like to be manhandled or treated disrespectfully.

Does This Breed Get Along With Other Pets?

The Poogle can get along well with other dogs as they’re friendly and intelligent. However, both dogs have strong prey drives and may not fit well with a family who has cats or small animals. The Poogle will want to chase your smaller animals around and may hurt them, or worse, without realizing they’re doing something wrong.

divider-pawThings to Know When Owning a Poogle

Food and Diet Requirements 🦴

The Poogle can come in a wide variety of sizes due to the multiple breed sizes of the Poodle. So, making sure that your dog’s kibble is an appropriate size for their mouth is a must.

The Poogle will consume approximately one cup of food per day spread out over two to three meals. A high-quality kibble with plenty of Omega-3 Fatty Acids is a must to keep the Poogle’s coat looking glossy and beautiful.

Beagles have a voracious appetite that can lead to obesity if not kept in check. Ensure you monitor how much your Poogle eats to ensure he isn’t overeating and keep treats to a minimum.

Exercise 🐕

The Poogle will need a lot of exercise. Both the Poodle and the Beagle are hunting breeds with a lot of energy and prey drives to get out every day. Poogles will need a minimum of two walks a day, equalling at least 45 minutes of exercise.

Poodles are waterfowl dogs, and you may find that your Poogle takes after their Poodle parent and love the water. However, if their body isn’t blessed with the Poodle’s long legs, you’ll have to invest in a life vest for them so that they can safely enjoy swimming.

The Poogle is very adaptable when it comes to living space. Beagles can be pretty lazy when they aren’t feeling like exercising and make good apartment dogs because of that.

Poogle owners will want to be firm about exercise requirements because Beagles are prone to eating more than they’d like to exercise off.

Training 🎾

The Poogle won’t be hard to train if you’re firm with them and start early. Both Beagles and Poodles are highly intelligent breeds, but they can both be stubborn too. Be firm with your Poogle, and don’t let them get away with bad behavior, or they may become sassy divas.

Socialization and desensitization are critical for the Poogle. Introduce them to as many strange people, animals, and sounds as you safely can. Otherwise, your dog may become jumpy, skittish, and anxious.

Beagles are very needy dogs and often suffer from separation anxiety. So, crate training is a must. You want your Poogle to regard their crate as a safe and comfortable place, not a punishment or something to fear.

Grooming ✂️

The Poogle’s grooming needs will be determined by which parent they take after more strongly. If the Poogle’s coat is more like the Poodle’s, it will be long, wavy or curly, and made of mostly hair rather than fur. If the coat is short like the Beagle’s, the maintenance will be less intensive, but they’ll likely shed more than a dog who takes more after the Poodle side of the family.

Regardless, the Poogle will need to be brushed at least once a week, sometimes more or less. Dogs with more Poodle traits will need to be brushed more frequently to prevent the coat from becoming matted and tangled.

Poodles have hair, not fur, so their hair grows indefinitely. If your dog takes after the Poodle side of the family, they’ll need to be groomed at least once a month to have their coat trimmed.

Health Conditions 🏥

The Poogle is a generally healthy breed. However, as a hybrid, it can inherit health problems from both sides of the family. Pet parents will want to watch out for any signs of severe hereditary conditions found in Poodles or Beagles.

Minor Conditions
  • Hip Dysplasia: Hip Dysplasia is a common illness in the Poodle and the Beagle. Dogs with Hip Dysplasia have malformed hips that easily slide out of place. There is no cure for hip dysplasia, and left untreated; the disease can cause issues with mobility and arthritis.
  • Patellar Luxation: Patellar luxation is a dislocation of the kneecap. The condition can be painful and affect mobility in the long term.
Serious Conditions
  • Eye Problems: Beagles and Poodles are both prone to eye problems. Many eye problems are not severe and require little intervention.

divider-dog pawMale vs. Female

Female Poogles tend to be taller than their male counterparts, but there are no other notable differences between male and female Poogles.

divider-multiprintFinal Thoughts

Though relatively uncommon, the Poogle is a breed that will capture your heart with their smile. They’re beautiful and unique dogs that will adapt and thrive in any family that is willing to give them the love and attention they need. Prospective owners can expect to have a loyal and active companion for life.

Both breeds have a lot of history and love in their genetics. But it’s essential to make sure that your dog was bred with the same passion and care that brought the bred into existence. We always advise you to adopt before you shop. There are hundreds of dogs of all breeds waiting to become your best friend!


Featured Image Credit: F Armstrong Photography, Shutterstock

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