Bagle Hound

30-50 lbs
12-15"
United States
Basset Hound
Beagle

Bagle Hounds are a mix between a Basset Hound and a Beagle. Bagle Hounds strike the perfect balance between their two parents, both of the hound family. A Bagle Hound's appearance differs from dog to dog, but generally they look like Basset Hounds with longer legs and shorter bodies. Like Beagles and Basset Hounds, Bagle Hounds have short coats. When it comes to energy levels, Bagle Hounds falls somewhere between their parents. As Beagles are high energy and Basset Hounds are low energy, Bagle Hounds tend to have fairly average amounts of energy. 

purpose Purpose
Companion
history Date of Origin
2000s
ancestry Ancestry
Basset Hound, Beagle

Bagle Hound Health

Average Size
Male Bagle Hound size stats
Height: 12-17 inches Weight: 30-55 lbs
Female Bagle Hound size stats
Height: 12-15 inches Weight: 30-50 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Cancer
Minor Concerns
  • Ear Infections
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Glaucoma
  • Bloat
  • Obesity
Occasional Tests
  • Blood Tests
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Eye and Ear Examination

Bagle Hound Breed History

Bagle Hounds are a hybrid of two hound dogs, the Basset Hound and the Beagle. The history of the Bagle Hound is short, but both parent breeds have long histories as hunting companions in Europe. The Basset Hound where first mentioned in the 1500s in France, where the breed was developed as a scent hound for trailing rabbit and hare. The French word bas is said to be the original descriptor for the Basset Hound, which means "low". 

The Beagle pre-dates the Basset Hound by approximately 200 years. They were also developed as scent hounds in England. Of slighter yet taller than the Basset Hound, these two hound dogs mix together to produce an excellent mid-sized scent hound.

There is not much documentation on Bagle Hounds, but most pet parents adopt them as companions rather as hunting dogs. Today, this sweet, even-tempered hybrid is recognized by several associations, including the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Breed Registry, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the Dog Registry of America, and the International Design Canine Registry. This recognition shows the popularity of this hound dog hybrid. 

Bagle Hound Breed Appearance

Bagle Hounds are hybrids between Basset Hounds and Beagles. Your Bagle Hound will develop characteristics from breeds, making it sometimes difficult to distiguish between your Bagle Hound and their parents. This is because Basset Hounds and the Beagles are both of the hound family, making them very similar.

For one, Basset Hounds are low to the ground, while Beagles are leaner with longer legs. Often, these traits cancel each other out, making Bagle Hounds more proportionate than either of their parents. Bagle Hounds tend to have square heads and big ears that hang low. The lips on a Bagle Hound will not be as tight as the Beagle but will not droop like the Basset Hound either. Bagle Hounds tend to have big, expressive eyes that look sad and kind, the definition of "puppy dog eyes". Their eyes are usually dark brown or hazel. 

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Bagle Hound eyes
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Bagle Hound coat
Brown
black Bagle Hound coat
Black
white Bagle Hound coat
White
Coat Length
coat
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
pin
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Bagle Hound wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Bagle Hound Breed Maintenance

Bagle Hounds are are known to shed despite their short coat. A hound brush or mitt will help remove dead or loose hair from the coat and promote new hair growth. Bagle Hounds require brushing once a week will keep their coat healthy. Bagle Hounds may develop a doggy smell, but you can avoid this with frequent brushing. 

Grooming your Bagle Hound will help evenly distribute the natural oils produced by their skin. The occasional bath is fine but frequent baths are not recommended as this may strip natural oils from their coat, causing https://wagwalking.com/condition/contact-dermatitis. Basset Hounds are known to drool, meaning your Bagle Hound will drool occasionally. Drooling may be a sign of exhaustion, thirst, or hunger. Bagle Hounds are prone to developing ear infections due to their long ears. Remove any dirt, debris, or wax from your Bagle Hound's ears while grooming to help them stay healthy.

Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Bagle Hound requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Bagle Hound Activity Requirements

Bagle Hounds have good temperaments and average energy levels thanks to their parents. Beagles, known for their mischievous and sometimes rambunctious behaviors are a lot of fun but can be a handful to manage. Meanwhile, Basset Hounds are generally considered to be lazy plodding along and stepping on its long floppy ears. 

Mixing a Beagle and Basset Hound makes an excellent family pet that loves kids and is friendly to strangers. Both Beagles and Basset Hounds love to be around their family and are considered pack-minded. Bagle Hounds may bay, bark, or become depressed if left without companionship for long periods. 

Bagle Hounds do well with other dogs, and will even tolerate a cat. Basset Hounds and Beagles are smart dogs yet a little stubborn, so your Bagle Hound may be slightly more difficult to train. However, they should pick up new tricks quickly when in the mood. Many owners resort to food-based rewards when training,. If you happen to use treats when training, take caution as Bagle Hounds put on weight quickly. 

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Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes
activity minutes

Bagle Hound Owner Experiences

Loki
1 Year
2 People
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Very loving and playful. He hates being alone when we are working and gets very excited when we get home. Easy to house break and loves his doggy door.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Charlie
2 Years
4 People
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Energy
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Taking long walks. Throwing tennis balls.
Incredibly loving, smart and stubborn. Can be racing full out around our pool for up to six laps, then suddenly flop to his side and sleep for hours. Very loyal.
3 years, 11 months ago
Jack
6 Years
5 People
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Amazing, love filled, and happy.
3 years, 8 months ago
sasha
5 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Chase
Hunt
sledding
Playing in the snow
she is a good excitable playful, amazing dog
3 years, 8 months ago
Zero
5 Years
3 People
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This is the best dog I have ever had. Vary pack minded and doesn't even like being left alone in a room. Extreamly smart and mine was so easy to train. Loves exploring and sniffing out new things. Mine will keep his nose out the window on drives and is just taking in all the smells. Mine has done amazing with the other cats and dogs in the house. I doubt I would want another breed honestly after having my Zero. He is just amazing.
3 years, 7 months ago
Leopold
7 Years
4 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Playing
Running
He is like another family member, and is extremely close to my step dad. He listens and always wants to play, he also likes to rub himself on every toy that he plays with.
3 years, 6 months ago
Bear
15 Years
2 People
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Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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cuddle
Walk
We found bear wandering on the interstate 6 years ago. He is now 15 and unfortunately suffering from CHF. The past 6 years with him has been amazing, loving, humorous and affectionate. He is always by my side no matter where I am. He knows when it’s time for bed and always beats me there. Our bond is so strong and I have completely fallen in love with this breed. I’m facing a hard choice now about CHF and don’t want to lose my best friend but I know it’s coming soon. It’s tearing me apart. I would recommend this bread to anyone and guaranteed your lifetime with them will be a blessing.
3 years, 6 months ago
Scooby
1 Year
2 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Chase
Fetch
Run
Dog Parks
my boyfriend and I rescued Scooby about a month ago and we absolutely love him. He loves to both lay on the couch all day and Netflix on weekends and run around the dog park at full speed. Although we live in a condo at the moment, we are moving to a house with a good sized yard in 2 months and I know that he will love it. My parents have a doggie door at their house for their dogs and Scooby figured it out immediately after seeing them go through it; he's pretty smart. He is around 45 pounds and 15 inches tall right now, but 44 inches long. It's funny to meet other dog parents and watch them try to figure out what he is. He has the face, ears and tail of a Beagle but everything else like a Basset. He is the sweetest thing in the world and likes to get between the two of us in bed at night. He turns over and just smiles because even though he has only been with us for a month, he knows that we love him more than anything. I love our Bagle hound to pieces.
3 years, 5 months ago
Duke
3 Years
2 People
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Wonderful! Duke is my sidekick and a total Momma's boy. He's spoiled rotten, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
3 years, 3 months ago
Lillie Rae
10 Years
2 People
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We have had her for 1 year. She is a rescue. Her owner went into hospice and we took her. She is highly intelligent. We have been through 4 flash cans till we found one she cannot open. She will get open any package for food. She is definitely my dog and I cannot imagine life without her!
2 years, 11 months ago
Cole
11 Years
4 People
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Energy
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watching him interact with others
putting sweaters on him
Sleeping
We just brought him in from being an outdoor dog, after his sister passed away from what we believe was cancer. He was awfully lonely outside since he lived with his parents and sister his whole life. Although once he came in and was given anxiety medication he’s been a great boy. He doesn’t bark unless he needs something or is greeting us. This is only a special case though because his beagle mother never barked unless mandatory. He only really had accidents when we thought he wouldn’t needs his medication. He grew up with small kids and when introduced to my second cousin he was gentle and allowed her to make the first move to their interaction. Cole also understands that our dachshunds are extremely small and is very timid about trying to play fight. He doesn’t try when they want him, and one time when he tried he barked scaring the two. He is the biggest dog we ever had in our house and he’s an absolute sweetheart.
2 years, 11 months ago
Tommy
11 Years
5 People
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Energy
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Play fetch
Walk
Dressing up
Play ball
dance
Tommy was trained as my son's seizure alert animal. He has saved my son's life three times and has a 99% accuracy rate for alerting to seizures BEFORE it starts, 100% accuracy in alerting during.
2 years, 7 months ago
kyro
7 Months
6 People
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Energy
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walks around the block
All he ever does is sleep unless he wants to go for a walk
2 years, 6 months ago
Simmons
6 Years
3 People
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Chase
Play
Playing in the snow
He loves playing and sleeping. He enjoys going after the animals too😂. He is obsessed with snow.
2 years, 4 months ago
Hazel
11 Weeks
5 People
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She’s a Precious little baby 🥰 she’s hyper when the people around her are hyper and calm when everyone else is calm.
2 years, 4 months ago
Mae Belle
13 Years
2 People
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Swim
Nap
s
snuggling
Shake
Shopping
We rescued her when she was 3 and had just had puppies. She has always been very affectionate and loves being wherever we are. She has never enjoyed playing with toys/balls but enjoys burying them instead. She has much separation anxiety so we try to keep it at a minimum since we are both retired now. She is now 13 years old and we love her so much and can’t bear to think of our lives without her.
1 year, 8 months ago
Reebo
1 Year
4 People
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Fetch
Hiking
Frisbee
Walking
he’s super affectionate and very loyal. he hates being left alone. he lives exploring and playing all day, but at night he loves to cuddle up and sleep
1 year, 5 months ago
Nibbles
12 Years
5 People
Apartment
Health
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Friendliness
Energy
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Go to Park
Walk
Explore the woods
Go Camping
Hike
Nap
Shake
Eating Snacks
We rescued her from a shelter when she was three weeks old. She was curled up sleeping in the corner of the box while her siblings were playing rough. We knew we wanted her right there. She has kept that trait and most likely sleeps 90% of the day. However, we own a farm and whenever we take her out she works as an excellent farm dog. She can be very active and obedient when it counts on it. She has always been protective of the youngest daughter and loves meeting new humans more than new dogs. But she can be so lazy sometimes we enjoy putting her in strange positions and seeing how long she'll stay put without moving. Spoiler: she only moves when someone's opens a jar of peanut butter.
1 year, 5 months ago
Piper
5 Months
5 People
House & Yard
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Fetch
going for walks
Cuddling
Playing with toys
I recently adopted Piper a 5 month old beagle basset. She is affectionate and excitable to everyone to meets. She definitely has a stubborn streak when it comes to training but catches on with persistence. I already love her so much!
1 year, 2 months ago
Lucky
6 Years
4 People
House
Health
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Friendliness
Energy
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Walk around the city
High maintenance, no no to strangers, cuddles on own terms, juicy booty, likes to play, tolerable.
9 months ago
Ollie
8 Months
5 People
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Friendliness
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Walks
Play
Running
Has a lot of energy, but us hard to train he a loving, playful,empathetic and doesn't like to be alone loves attention. Needs to be with people all the time
8 months, 2 weeks ago
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