Basset Hound
The Bagle Hound is a hybrid between the Basset Hound and the Beagle. The Bagle Hound seems to strike a perfect balance between its two parent breeds, both of the Hound family. With a less exaggerated body than the Basset Hound, the Bagle Hound's legs are longer, like a Beagle but most maintain the long, wide ears of the Basset Hound. Both parents have short coats but shed, so expect the Bagle Hound to do the same. When it comes to activity levels, this hybrid seems to have the perfect levels. The laziness of the Basset Hound parent blended with the high energy often found in the Beagle makes this hybrid an even dog.
Date of Origin
Basset Hound, Beagle

Bagle Hound Breed History

The Bagle Hound is hybrid of two old hound dogs, the Basset Hound and the Beagle. Its history is a short one, thus far but both parent breeds have long histories as hunting companions in Europe. The Basset Hound has its earliest beginnings in the 1500s in France where the breed was developed for trailing rabbit and hare. The French word bas is said to be the original descriptor for the Basset Hound, which means a low thing. The Beagle pre-dates the Basset Hound by 200 years and was also developed as a rabbit and hare trailing dog in England. Of smaller stature, yet taller than the Basset Hound, mixing these two old hound dogs produced an excellent scent hound of medium size, not too low, and not too big. There is not much documentation on the modern hybrid, but most people appear to adopt the Bagle Hound as a companion pet rather than a serious hunting partner. 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, proving that this old hound dog is a popular hybrid choice.

Bagle Hound Breed Appearance

The Bagle Hound is a hybrid between the Basset Hound and the Beagle. Your Bagle Hound will develop characteristics of both, and at times, you may find it difficult to distinguish specific similarities to one breed or the other. This is because the Basset Hound and the Beagle are both of the Hound family. However, a side-by-side comparison of both breeds shows definite differences. For one, the Basset is low to the ground, and your Bagle Hound will inherit shorter legs and the larger body of its Basset Hound parent. However, the Beagle parent genes adds longer legs and a more compact look and lend to a more proportionate-looking hybrid. The Bagle Hound has a square head and has 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, and big, expressive eyes can appear sad or pleading, yet gentle and are of a dark brown or hazel color.

Bagle Hound Breed Maintenance

The Bagle Hound is a mix between two dogs known to shed moderately though their coats are short. A hound brush or mitt will help remove dead or loose hair from the coat and promote new hair growth. The Bagle Hound doesn't require daily brushing but once a week will help keep his coat looking and smelling its best. The Bagle Hound 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 his skin. The occasional bath is alright but frequent bathing is not suggested as this may strip natural oils and cause dermatitis. The Basset Hound is well known to drool and your Bagle Hound, though much more tight lipped, may occasionally drool more than a Beagle. Drooling may be a sign of exhaustion, thirst, or hunger. The Bagle Hound is more prone to developing ear infections thanks to their large long ears. Check and remove any dirt, debris, or wax from your Bagle Hound's ears while you're grooming him to help him stay healthy.

Bagle Hound Activity Requirements

The Bagle Hound is an even-tempered, average energy hybrid thanks to the mixing of the two parent breeds. Beagles, known for their mischievous and sometimes rambunctious behaviors are a lot of fun but can be a handful to manage whereas the Basset Hound is generally considered a lazy Hound plodding along and stepping on its long floppy ears. The Bagle Hound's breed parents make this hybrid an excellent family dog that loves children and is friendly towards strangers. Both parents love to be around the family and are considered pack-minded, so they don't tolerate being left alone well. The Bagle Hound may bay, bark, or become depressed if left without companionship all day. This hybrid will do well with another dog, or even the cat, to keep him company. Basset Hounds and Beagles are smart dogs and sometimes a little stubborn, so your Bagle Hound may inherit some stubbornness as well and make him a bit difficult to train. Many owners resort to food-based reward methods for training but take caution because this hybrid tends to gain weight.

Bagle Hound Owner Experiences

2 Years
4 People
House & Yard
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.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Book me a walkiee?