Beagle Pit

30-40 lbs
United States
Pit Bull

The Beagle Pit is a mix between the Beagle and the Pit Bull.  It is believed that hybrid was developed in the United States within the past 20 years.  The Beagle Pit will have attributes from both parents and will be a sturdy medium sized dog with a short coat, so the grooming requirements are not extensive. This hybrid does well in most environments but not in extreme heat or cold temperatures. The Beagle Pit is a loving and affectionate companion dog, protective of their family, and make an excellent watch dog. Owners of the Beagle Pit say they are easy to train but can be independent and may not be ideal if you are owning a dog for the first time.

Companion, Hunting, Watchdog
Date of Origin
Beagle, Pit Bull

Beagle Pit Health

Average Size
Male Beagle Pit size stats
Height: 18-20 inches Weight: 30-40 lbs
Female Beagle Pit size stats
Height: 18-20 inches Weight: 30-40 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Heart Murmur
Minor Concerns
  • Ear Infections
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Food Allergies
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Dental Disorders
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Optical Examination
  • Otoscopic Examination
  • Thyroid Panel

Beagle Pit Breed History

The history of both parent breeds can gave an idea of the background of your hybrid as the Beagle Pit is not yet documented in the history books. It is believed that Beagle-type dogs have existed for over 2,500 years. The modern breed originated in Great Britain around the 1800s. They were bred to track rabbits with their keen sense of smell and ability to follow a trail for miles. These scent hounds were much smaller than the Beagle of today, fitting into the hunter’s pocket. Still, their skill was such that breeders wanted to increase the size of the breed but keep the innate hunting attributes in the dog. Beagles were imported into United States in the 1860s and the Beagle was accepted as a breed by the American Kennel Club in 1885. Today, The American Kennel Club ranks the Beagle breed as in the top ten of popular dogs. One of the most famous Beagles known is Snoopy, the Peanuts comic strip character who entertained many with his antics as the Red Baron atop his doghouse. “Pit Bull” is the common name for canines including the American Pit Bull Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and the American Bully. Pit Bulls were created by breeding Bulldogs and Terriers together. First used in the bull-baiting and dog-fighting rings, they moved on to a gentler life as the companion we see today. Moving on from Europe, the  Pit Bull was brought to the United States by European immigrants during the 1800’s. Selective breeding was then used to increase their weight and enlarged their heads. Pit Bulls are extremely loyal dogs, trained to be soldiers, police dogs, search and rescue dogs, and therapy dogs. They have been part of television shows and movies such as the Little Rascals, Pit Bull and Parolees, Flashdance, Parks and Recreation, No Country for Old Men and John Wick 2. (John Wick 1 feature a Beagle.) The Beagle Pitbull mix is recognized by the Dog Registry of America as being an official mixed-breed dog.

Beagle Pit Breed Appearance

The Beagle Pit will have characteristics of both his parents. He will be a medium size dog weighing 30 to 40 pounds and will have a muscular, strong and athletic build. The Beagle Pit may have brown eyes and floppy ears and the hybrid can have a square shaped head. The coat will be short with a mix of fine and coarse hair and may be black, brown, gray, white, red, blue, or brindle. Some hybrids may have a few wrinkles. The Pit Bull does have powerful jaw but not as strong as other breeds like the German Shepherd, Mastiff, Doberman or Rottweiler.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Beagle Pit eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Beagle Pit nose
Coat Color Possibilities
white Beagle Pit coat
gray Beagle Pit coat
brown Beagle Pit coat
gray Beagle Pit coat
brindle Beagle Pit coat
red Beagle Pit coat
blue Beagle Pit coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Beagle Pit straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Beagle Pit Breed Maintenance

The Beagle Pit has a short coat, which only requires combing or brushing once a week. Bathing can be done monthly if needed. This sturdy hybrid should have his nails trimmed on a bi-weekly basis; if you see him limping, the feet should be the first place you check for injury. The teeth should not be neglected; a thrice weekly brushing should be the minimum. Your Beagle Pit may have a predisposition to allergies or skin trouble; when brushing him be certain to have a quick look at the skin for redness or irritation. If your pet is showing signs of itching or discomfort, consult the veterinarian so that he can evaluate the skin.

Brushes for Beagle Pit
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Beagle Pit requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Beagle Pit Temperament

The Beagle Pit will have the character and personality traits of both his parents. Most likely he will be friendly, loving, playful and protective of the family. He will be a high energy dog with a lot of stamina. Both the Pit Bull and the Beagle are intelligent and highly trainable breeds though they can be a little stubborn with a streak of independence. He may be a barker or howler; the breed may suffer from separation anxiety, which may cause him to bark and chew on furniture. It is important to socialize them at an early age with strangers and children. As both parent breeds have somewhat of a prey drive, keep your Beagle Pit on leash at all times when walking him. Be certain to always be the pack leader in this relationship.  

Beagle Pit Activity Requirements

The Beagle Pit enjoys daily walks, play and exercise. Because this breed has a lot of energy, he will do better with an active family who lives in a home with a large fenced yard. The Beagle Pit has plenty of enthusiasm and spark, making for an eager exercise companion.  He enjoys adventures such as hiking, jogging and camping. The Beagle Pit, if socialized at an early age, will enjoy visiting a dog park where he can run off energy and play with other dogs. This breed does best in moderate temperatures; on a hot day provide shade and water. In the cooler months, make sure your pet has a comfy sweater if outdoor activities are planned.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Beagle Pit Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

Beagle Pit Owner Experiences

1 Year
1 People
Generally good, a few minor issues but overall okay.
6 months, 3 weeks ago
1 Year
2 People
Dog Parks
Dog-friendly events
Agility training
He is a high energy dog. We do an hour walk in the morning and an hour at the dog park or hiking in the afternoon. Many people comment on how FAST he is when he is being chased (one of his favorite activities at the park). When we can't fit in his exercise on our own we take him to day care. He gets along with most dogs, all adults and most kids. We call him our velcro dog. He wants to be apart of whatever we are doing although he does well at home by himself as well. He is a power chewer also. Will destroy any new toys within a matter of minutes. Bones seem to be the best route. Our favorite part about him is snuggling. He is the best cuddler at the end of a long day.
7 months, 2 weeks ago
1 Year
2 People
Dog Parks
She has a ton of energy but can spend the whole day sleeping on the couch. When we're at the dog park though, she runs like she's never tasted freedom before (she has, I swear). She's easy to train but she decides when she feels like being obedient. She always wants to get as close to us as possible, even when there's not enough room on the couch, she'll end up jumping up on the back part of the couch just so be near us.
1 year, 10 months ago
Book me a walkiee?
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