A Beaglier is a designer dog breed first developed during the 90s in Australia. This hybrid dog breed is a cross between a Beagle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. A Beaglier is an affectionate dog that creates strong ties with its family. They like spending time with them and will rarely leave their sides.
They are fun dogs and also very cute. Since it is a hybrid dog, it retains both the characteristics of its parent breeds. The Beaglier also has an uncharacterized look which is a kind of a crossover between the Beagle and the Cavalier Spaniel. So some dogs individually tend to learn towards one than the other.
History & Origins
The Beaglier was originally developed in Australia during the 90s. There are no records about the first attempt being made and whether it was done by breeders or whether it was a mistake. Nevertheless, the Beaglier is a crossover between a Beagle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. During that period, these dogs were very popular there, so it makes sense to combine them.
Breeders were probably looking for a healthier, more energetic and version of the two. What they got is a small dog that has a less active scent drive than the Beagle and shorter muzzle than the Cavalier Spaniel. This dog breed surged in popularity during the 90s and is still going strong.
Beaglier Characteristics & Temperament
A Beaglier has also the temperament and the characteristics of its parents. They are described as being affectionate and loyal dogs. These dogs are very good-natured and love being around humans, particularly their family. They will create a strong bond with their entire family and will always want to be around them. This also means that they are good with children and that they like playing. They do not mind the company of other dogs as well.
The Beaglier is also a condiment and a highly intelligent dog. They do require both physical and mental exercises. This means that you do have to train them, but you do not have to be an expert on it to do it properly. The most importantly thing is like with any other dog, early socialization and lots of new experiences for the dog. They are small dogs, so it also means that they do not mind being kept in an apartment or small spaces. But exercise is needed and the thing that you can do is to provide it with occasional walks at least, although more would be better.
Appearance, Colors, Size
The Beaglier is a combination of its two parent breeds. So the look of the dog is that of combined Beagle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. But being that this is a designer breed, individual dogs may look more like one breed than the other. Nevertheless, this is still a small to medium-size dog with a short muzzle and a very cute appearance.
Their size is similar to its parent breeds and they grow up to be somewhere between 30 to 40 cm in size. Their weight varies between 4.5 kg and 11.6 kg. They mostly come in tricolor form. There are also some other combinations, so they can come in tan, tan and white, red and white, ruby, black and tan, black and white and in some rare cases they can also be completely white. Generally, their coats are short and smooth. But if they inherit the Cavalier Spaniel side they come with longer coats.
The aim of creating a Beaglier was to create a dog which would be healthier than its parent breeds. This is true, as the Beaglier is a much stronger and resilient dog than its parent breeds. It has a much healthier disposition but still suffers from some ailments that affect the parent breeds. Conditions that you have to watch out for and be aware of are epilepsy and patella luxation.
They may also inherit Progressive Retinal Atrophy or mitral valve disease. But breeders usually check dogs for early symptoms of these diseases and there is also a way to prevent it developing early on. The only thing you have to do is to take them to the vet regularly.
Beaglier Grooming & Shedding
A Beaglier is not big shedder. They do not shed so much and tend to keep things clean. These dogs can also vary with their coats. Usually it does not take so much to maintain and take care of them. They often need minimal care which will come down to occasional brushing and giving them a bath from time to time.
But if a Beaglier has a longer coat which needs more care, you will have to provide it with more brushing and sometimes clipping. Nevertheless, it does not have to be a problem once you get used to it. Also make sure to clean their ears and eyes and clip their nails.
Price and Breeders
A Beaglier is a very popular breed now and it also means that it has affected its price. Now you can get a Beaglier for a price between 800 and 1,200 dollars. The best breeders are still found in Australia but you will also find good ones in America and Canada.
Rescuing a Beaglier is also a popular trait to do. Adoption has become a popular alternative to getting a quality dog for yourself. So if you are bent of getting this particular breed look for it at Beaglier Club Australia.