The Beagle Lab Mix, also referred to as the Beagador or the Labbe is a designer dog formed from crossbreeding the Beagle with the Labrador Retriever. Many persons are falling in love with this breed because of their playful personality and charming looks, but they may not be ideal for your lifestyle. This dog has risen to popularity since its inception, and has become one of the most popular and most sought after designer dogs on the market today. It is recognized by a number of regulating bodies such as the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC) and the Designer Breed Registry (DBR), and is suitable for a lot of different lifestyles.
Developed specifically for hunting hare, this dog is known for its exquisite gift of picking up scents and tracking them down, making them a great tracking dog in the modern world. Historically, these dogs were working dogs, which make them ideally very active and energetic pups that enjoy mentally stimulating activities. They are generally very small but affectionate pups, standing anywhere from 10 to 15 inches tall in height. Ultimately, Beagles are very talented and gifted pups that can be used as tracking dogs or as a pet.
The Labrador Retriever
Known in three major countries as one of the most popular dogs to have, the Labrador Retriever has made a name for itself in the modern society. They are known for their sociable and loving character, but also for their intelligence and ultimate brilliance that makes them stand out in activities. This makes them ideal for dog shows and competitions, but also for work in the security forces. They are also known as an excellent family dog, which is one of the reasons why the Labrador Retriever is so popular today.
With the qualities of the two parental breeds being so ideal, we can clearly see why the Beagador is becoming a very popular breed. Persons hope that a mix between these two breeds will produce the perfect dog, one that is friendly, sociable, protective and intelligent, and it just might. While the personality traits normally depend on the dominant parental gene, both parents contain the ideal characteristics for the perfect dog, which ensures that you win either way. Now that we’ve looked at the characteristics of the parents, let us delve into the characteristics of the Beagle Lab mix.
Appearance and Physical Attributes of the Beagle Lab Mix
The Beagle Lab Mix aries in size depending on the dominant parental gene, but ultimately, the Beagador is between 17 to 25 inches in height and around 20 to 50 pounds in weight. They generally adopt more of their physical attributes from the Beagle, including their small size but this depends greatly on the parent. Their coat structure us generally taken from the Labrador Retriever, and is generally short and smooth. They do shed, which might make grooming a little bit harder to handle than with other dogs. Because the Beagador takes most of its physical attributes and facial features from the Beagle, it almost slightly looks like a giant Beagle based on size.
The Labrador Retriever contributes very little, but very crucial physical attributes to the Beagador. They ,provide a sturdy and muscular frame, and depending on the genes, they can provide the height. Beagadors also come in a variety of different colours, mostly ranging between black, brown, white, tan, yellow or red and some may even be multicolored. There are also some Beagadors that come specifically tri-coloured, much like their Beagle parents.
Temperament and Personality
With a hybrid, there is never a guarantee or a one size fits all when it comes to their personality, but estimations can be made based on the personality of the parent breeds. The Beagle Lab mix is ideally expected to be intelligent, easy to train and very lovable. They love their owners and are eager to please, but also require exercise and mentally stimulating activities to keep them engaged and fulfilled. It is ideal that these dogs live in an environment with enough space for running, which makes family homes more ideal.
The Beagle Lab mix would also enjoy family and social settings, and would enjoy being in a big family where they always have someone to play with, They enjoy spending time with their owners, so be sure to make some time in your busy schedule for them daily. They need long walks and play sessions, and can easily be taught tips and tricks by simple and gentle commands. They can be a little hard headed at times but ideally, this dog would want to excel at whatever task you give them.
While most persons tend to worry about the coat of the Beagle Lab mix because of the shedding, the most difficult part of keeping these dogs are their nails. Much like the Labrador Retriever, the nails of the Beagador grow very long. The grooming all depends on how active your dog is. Ideally, if your dog is very active, than the nails will become worn down by all the walking or playing your pup is doing, but if not, than you may need to do regular clipping of the nails. The coat is little to no maintenance except for your weekly brushing. Other than these two major parts of the grooming process, the Beagle Lab mix is pretty easy to take care of.
Health Issues of the Beagle Lab Mix
The Beagle Lab Mix does come with quite a bit of health issues that must be looked at before deciding if this is the ideal dog for you. Typically, they will live on average from 10 to 15 years, but they may suffer from:
- Hip Dysplasia
Ultimately, the decision on whether the Beagle Lab mix is ideal for you comes down to you. This hybrid has quickly gained traction because of the love for both its parents but does it stand up to the hype? You can adopt and decide.