The Poogle is a striking mix between a Beagle and a Toy or Miniature Poodle and is also known as a Poogle hound or Beagle Doodle. This Beagle Poodle mix is adaptable and well suited for seniors, single people, and families in general.
Poogles weigh between 10 and 25 pounds and stand at 9 to 16 inches with a life expectancy of 10 to 13 years.
First seen in the 1980s, Poogles are believed to have originated from the US.
Consequently, this dog has seen a sharp rise in popularity and has become a huge part of the ever-growing designer dog craze.
But is this the right dog for you? This guide should help answer that. So, keep reading.
- Beagle Poodle mix information
- General characteristics of the Beagle Poodle mix
- Beagle Poodle mix temperament and personality
- How to care for a Beagle Poodle cross
- Poogle health concerns
- Mixed dog Summary
Beagle Poodle mix information
As we mentioned above, this is a mixed dog that combines the genes of two prevalent dogs, the Poodle and Beagle.
Both dogs are recognized by the major kennel clubs such as the UKC and AKC.
However, none of the major kennel clubs recognize the Poogle mix as he is not a purebred dog. He is, however, recognized by 5 designer dog registries.
The Poogle mix can go by several names that include;
- The Beagle Doodle.
- Poogle Hound.
And like with other mixes, it’s difficult to predict exactly how this Poodle mix will turn out but we’ll look at some features to expect on this dog later in this guide.
But before we get into that, let us look at a bit of Poogle’s backstory.
Beagle Poodle origin
Not much is known about the history of Poogle but he is believed to have originated from the US in the 1980s.
Apart from that, not much is known about this dog’s history, how he came to be, or the original purpose for development.
He is also not recognized by any of the major kennel clubs but is recognized by some dog registries such as;
- International Designer Canine Association
- The American Canine Hybrid Club
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Poodle Vs Beagle
|Poodle Vs Beagle|
|Is an incredibly smart, energetic, active duck hunter hence the name “duck dog.” These dogs love swimming and are highly trainable.||Is a curious, sweet, intelligent, and energetic hunter. Beagle love being outdoors and are also trainable but can be quite stubborn|
|Being great swimmers, Poodles are great at retrieving and hunting waterfowl. They have webbed feet which are pretty useful for swimming.||Beagle has an incredibly good sense of smell which makes him a pretty good deer and rabbit hunter. He also howls when he finds prey to alert you during hunting.|
|The Poodle is the French National dog but his roots are from Germany where he was mainly used as a duck hunter.||The origin of the Beagle is not completely clear but the first sighting of this dog was made in England in the 1500s.|
From the table above, you can tell that the Poogle crossbreed dog is very interesting. This will also give you a pretty good idea of how the offspring will be.
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6 Fun facts about the Poogle mixed dog
- The Beagle Poodle mix can have about 200 million smell receptors or more. This is 40 times more than that of a human being.
- Both the Poodle and the Beagle have enjoyed their fair share of royalty. Queen Elizabeth 1 referred to Beagles as singing dogs. She would often use them to entertain her guests.
- This mix can be a great therapy due to his gentle and caring disposition.
- Poogles are prone to suffering from separation anxiety and chew toys are a great way to relax them.
- Beagle Doodle crosses love to stay in dog packs no matter the breed.
- They are renown for their intelligence and trainability.
Poodle Beagle mix pros and cons
✓ Super friendly.
✔ May have a hypoallergenic coat.
✔ Intelligent and therefore, very trainable.
✗ Does not always have a hypoallergenic coat.
✘ High prey drive.
✘ Is often up to some sort of mischief.
General characteristics of the Beagle Poodle mix
|Beagle Poodle mix summary table|
|Breed Type||Mixes and more|
|Suitable For||Families, Seniors, and Singles|
|Grooming requirements||Moderate to high|
|Color Variations||Cream, Brown, Black, Apricot, Tan, Silver, Parti, Black and white, Blue-ticked|
|Health concerns||Periodontal Disease, Hip Dysplasia, Von Willebrand’s Disease, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy|
|Temperament||Sweet, Smart, Energetic, Playful, Curious, Friendly|
|Other names||Beagle Doodle, Beapoo, Beagapoo, Beaglepoo, Poogle Hound|
How big does the Poogle get?
The Poogle is small to a medium-sized dog that weighs between 10 and 25 pounds and stands at between 9 and 16 inches.
In general, you can expect Poogle to like more of a Poodle or a Beagle. No appearance description can fit all. However, in most cases, this mix will have large dark-brown expressive eyes and black or brown nose.
The ears are usually floppy with a medium-sized muzzle and a strong and sturdy build.
Beagle Doodles may also have a sickle-shaped tail with a white tip.
The white tip comes in handy when the dog is chasing prey in long grass which makes it easier to spot him. However, it is not a feature in all Poogles.
Coat appearance and shedding
Beagle Poodle mixes usually have a dense coat that can range from a straight smooth coat like a Beagle to a curly coat similar to that of a Poodle.
If this Poodle mix inherits the Poodle’s coat, he is going to be non-shedding or will shed very little but if he inherits the Beagle’s coat, he will shed moderately all year round.
This crossbreed can also have a coat that is slightly curly which will be the middle ground.
With that said, only Poogles with the Poodle’s coat are hypoallergenic, the rest are not.
Therefore, if you are looking for a hypoallergenic Beagle Doodle, get one with more Poodle genes. These will be mainly F1b backcrosses.
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|Parti||Black||Black and white|
What is an F1b Beagle Poodle backcross?
An F1b Beagle Poodle mix or F1b Poogle is a backcross between an F1 Beagle Poodle mix with either a Poodle or a Beagle. This is mainly done between an F1 Poogle and a Poodle to make the coat more hypoallergenic by minimizing the level of shedding.
F1 is also known as filial 1.
Below is a summary of the generations for better understanding;
|Beagle Poodle generations|
|Generation||characteristics||shedding level||Grooming needs|
|F1 Poogle||A mix between a purebred Beagle and Purebred Poodle.
They have wavier than more curly coats. May or may not have an undercoat.
|May shed lightly||High|
|F1b Poogle||Cross between a Poogle and either of the purebred parents to accentuate certain features. Usually done with a purebred Poodle.
The coat is more likely to be curly than wavy.
|Little to no shedding||High|
|F2 Poogle||Cross between 2 F1 Poogles.
The coat can range from straight to curly.
|Little to no shedding||Moderate to high|
Beagle Poodle mix temperament and personality
This crossbreed is friendly, intelligent, loyal, and super adaptable.
He is a suitable dog for senior, singles, retirees, and even families with kids. As long as the cross considers you family, he will get along well with you.
The biggest downside to this mix is probably the high prey drive that often leads him astray. This pooch often chase after smaller household pets such as rabbits or hamsters.
You should ensure your home is escape-proof to prevent him from getting lost as he follows a scent.
Poogles can also have a loud bark and may be prone to baying or howling. They make great watchdogs but are not guard dogs.
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1 to 4 puppies.
These Beagle mix puppies take around 12 months to reach full maturity but remain super playful long after that.
The cost of a Beagle Poodle mix puppy can range from between $800 and $1800 depending on your breeder and location.
You can also adopt one of these dogs for about $200.
The most important thing when getting a puppy from a breeder, get one from a responsible and reputable breeder.
How to care for a Beagle Poodle cross
1. Grooming requirements
As mentioned earlier, a Poogle’s coat type can vary and will therefore have different grooming needs.
But generally, this crossbreed’s coat should be brushed at least twice a week to prevent tangling or matting of the coat and for even distribution of coat oils.
Curly coats will need more brushing as they are more prone to tangling.
Bathing this pooch should be done only once a month as bathing strips the coat of essential oils and causes the skin to dry.
Regularly check their ears and eyes and brush their teeth.
2. Exercise needs
A Beagle mixed with Poodle will keep its puppy playfulness and energy throughout its life.
They love being outdoors, going for walks, hikes, jogging, and interacting with other people and dogs.
On average this dog will need about 45 minutes of daily mental and physical stimulation. 2 daily walks of about 15 minutes each and 2 play sessions will help you achieve this.
Failure to meet the exercise requirement will cause them to be extremely vocal and destructive.
You should always remember to walk your Poogle mix on a leash keeping in mind his high prey drive.
But here are some tips on how you can manage a Poodle Beagle mix with a high prey drive.
- The number of Walks Per Day: 2-3.
- Total Exercise minutes per Day: 45 to 60 minutes.
3. Feeding and dietary requirements
This is a small to medium-sized dog. The size of the dog will mainly depend on whether a Toy or Miniature Poodle was used.
This dog’s diet should be formulated for small dog breeds but the amount of food will mainly depend on the dog’s weight.
You can expect this dog to consume about 30 calories for every pound that he weighs.
So, if your Poogle weighs about 15 pounds, he will need around 450 calories a day that should be split into 2 or 3 meals.
Make sure that the diet is nutritious and well-balanced for his well-being.
4. How to train a Beagle Poodle crossbreed
Poogles are intelligent and fast learners and once motivated, they can learn any command or trick.
However, housebreaking this dog may be a challenge but with the correct training methods, it will make it easier for you.
Take your Beagle Poodle mix puppy to their potty area right after eating, playing, and even after waking up.
If he potties in the right spot, reward him and make a big deal out of it. This may take time but with patience and consistency, you should be able to see great results.
Poogle health concerns
These dogs are generally healthy but they are also prone to some health complications such as;
- Periodontal Disease
- Hip Dysplasia
- Von Willebrand’s Disease
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Mixed dog Summary
If what you are looking for is an energetic, friendly, and charming dog, the Beagle Poodle mix will be a great addition for you.
With these dogs on your side, you will always be entertained and never have a dull moment.
You will, however, need to take care of their needs such as grooming, exercise, training, socialization, and feeding.
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