The Bea-Tzu dog has been developed by crossing the Beagle with the Shih-Tzu which has produced a dog noted for its intelligence and great demeanor. This dog is an ideal companion dog, and doubles as a watchdog as it is very loyal and protective in nature. Being a small to medium sized dog, it is ideal for apartment living if it has enough exercise. They are very playful and great with children, being a devoted friend and ardent protector without being aggressive. Although they are fairly active dogs, they can adapt their activity to suit their humans and as long as they are part of the family, they are happy. They will enjoy a run in the dog park to freely socialise with other dogs (and humans) and if you have a small yard, it needs to be well fenced so they can run around safely.
The Bea-Tzu is an attractive small dog that has a large head in proportion to its body. They have a shorter muzzle than the Beagle parent dog, and have a heart shaped nose like the Shih-Tzu. The body of the Bea-Tzu is slim and short, almost athletic in build, with short straight front legs. The eyes are brown and they have droopy ears which gives them an endearing appearance. They have longer hair around their face, giving them a whimsical look. With their long, furry curved tail and their soft silky coat, the Bea-Tzu is an overall healthy dog who is compassionate, loveable and affectionate. Their coloring can vary from pale cream or white, to black or even tricolor.
The Bea-Tzu is a sweet loyal dog who loves to cuddle with his owner and will take all the affection they can get! They love to be with their family all the time, as they consider themselves part of your pack. This dog can be very playful and yet protective. The Bea-Tzu makes an ideal family dog, who will take it on himself to protect the children and yet will willingly join in any fun and games that the family instigates. They mix well with people and other pets if socialised early in life, and will become a favorite with other dog owners in the pet parks. For a small dog, the Bea-Tzu has a big personality and plenty of love and affection to share. They will be your loyal companion and respond best to praise and rewards during training. Eager to please, yet a little bit stubborn, you need to be patient and firm but fair with this breed. They are good watchdogs alerting you to visitors. Some dogs of this breed can be barkers, while others may only bark occasionally.
The Bea-Tzu dog is moderately active, and loves to play. They will enjoy a daily walk or visit to the dog park, but don’t need lots of special exercises. A yard is not a requirement for this dog as long as they get a chance to go for a walk or burn off some steam interacting with other dogs and people. They do love to play, jump and run around so if you do have a yard, ensure it is well fenced. As for environment, this hybrid can live just as happily in a house as in an apartment, and will adapt to town or country living without a problem as long as they are with their beloved family.