Baseagle

United States
Basenji
Beagle
The Baseagle is a hybrid mix between the quiet Basenji and overly vocal Beagle. Not much is known on this hybrid, and it has no detailed history outside of its parent breeds. Both parents are athletic, compact, and medium sized but the Beagle is slightly smaller. Depending on your dog’s parental heritage, your Baseagle can resemble either parent breed, but most times, the Baseagle will have the coloring of a Beagle but the calmer disposition of a Basenji. Both parent breeds belong to the Hound family and were originally bred as hunting companions. Today, the Baseagle is considered a companion dog most liken to a quiet, calmer Beagle dog.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
2000s
Ancestry
Basenji, Beagle

Baseagle Breed History

The Baseagle is hybrid of two old hound dogs, the Basenji and the Beagle. Its history is unknown at this time, and the hybrid is a modern dog. Most likely, people began breeding the parents to produce a hybrid Beagle that is less vocal than the parent Beagle. Beagles are well known for their vocal natures and can bay and bark with the best of them. Conversely, the Basenji breed is a barkless dog that makes few sounds. That’s not to say Basenjis do not vocalize. A Basenji makes noises that sound like something in between a chortle and a yodel. The Beagle was developed in England during the 1300s and may have roots extended further back to the Roman occupation as well. The breed was used mostly for hunting small game on foot but fell out of favor to the larger Foxhounds in the 1700s. If not for farmers, who continued to breed the Beagle to assist with vermin and rabbit hunting, this breed may have gone extinct. The Basenji is an ancient dog, which accounts for its quiet voice. Early hunters preferred quiet dogs for the hunt. Basenjis are native to Africa and were first discovered in Congo of West Africa in the 19th century. The Basenji breed is athletic and adds a graceful look to the Baseagle.

Baseagle Breed Appearance

The Baseagle is a hybrid between the Basenji and the Beagle and will often have distinctive characteristics of both breeds. Both parent breeds are of the Hound family and are small to medium-sized, though much more on the smaller size of the scale. This hybrid often has striking Beagle coloring, but it is leaner and more graceful with longer legs like its Basenji parent. The Basenji is a fastidious dog who keeps himself clean and well behaved. These traits add a calmness and thoughtfulness to the Baseagle where the Beagle can be hard-headed and mischievous. The tail on a Baseagle often curls over and touched the back, like a Basenji, but may also stand straight up, like a Beagle. The ears appear to be a 50/50 split between both breeds and stand half-pricked before falling down and to the sides of the Baseagle’s head. With no one parent breed stronger in appearance, this hybrid is a solid mix between his parents.

Baseagle Breed Maintenance

The Baseagle is a mix between one hypoallergenic breed and another non-hypoallergenic dog. The resulting hybrid may be less likely to upset allergies but is not considered hypoallergenic. Maintenance is easy for your Baseagle as this hybrid takes good care of his own coat. However, weekly brushing with a hound glove will help remove any loose or dead hair; though much will not likely exist. The Baseagle does not drool and thanks to the Basenji, will not develop a “doggy” odor. However, the Baseagle may develop an over-grooming habit if not physical and mentally stimulated.

Baseagle Activity Requirements

The Baseagle 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 Basenji is a quiet, intelligent, and independent-minded hound. The Baseagle parent breeds make this hybrid an excellent family dog that loves children and is friendly towards strangers. The Beagle is a pack-minded breed that does not tolerate being left alone, whereas the Basenji is a highly independent-minded dog. Despite the independent streak, the Baseagle loves to be with his family and is friendly with other dogs. Basenjis and Beagles are smart dogs and sometimes and with one parent breed bring independence and the other slightly stubborn; your Baseagle may be a little difficult to train. Many owners resort to food-based reward methods for training but take caution because this hybrid tends to gain weight.

Baseagle Owner Experiences

Zippy
10 Years
4 People
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Laying in the sun
Shake
Speak
Hide & Seek
High Five
Tracking
Fetch
Hunt
Walk
Very stubborn and high prey drive. Very vocal and will "sing" to playing the piano.
5 months ago
Sammy
2 Years
2 People
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Sammy is a rescue and was malnourished and weak. He is now at normal weight and VERY affectionate and a bit silly at times. One of the best dogs I have owned.
5 months, 1 week ago
Sophie
6 Months
5 People
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Never even heard of a Basenji breed
8 months, 1 week ago
Simon Sox
5 Months
4 People
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Simon is a rescue, they said beagle mix and I noticed how tall he was getting and found this site. He fits the bill to a tee.
8 months, 1 week ago
Daphne
1 Year
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
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Frisbee
Walk
Fetch
Quirkiest dog I’ve ever owned...licks her paws for about an hour every night, cleans up her doggy brother by licking him all over every night, makes a screaming noise when excited, hides toys & chews all around the house, and is a master vermin hunter.
10 months, 3 weeks ago
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