Beagle Point

40-60 lbs
United States
The Beagle Point is a designer breed which crosses the Beagle with the Pointer.  It is a medium size dog with short coarse hair and his coat sheds moderately to high.  The Beagle Point is an energetic, spunky dog that enjoys spending time with his owners. The Beagle Point has the tendency to bark and will need early socialization and obedience training.  Loving and fun companions, the Beagle Point is not a “couch potato” and requires daily exercise.
Date of Origin
Beagle and Pointer

Beagle Point Health

Average Size
Male Beagle Point size stats
Height: 16-20 inches Weight: 40-60 lbs
Female Beagle Point size stats
Height: 16-20 inches Weight: 40-60 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Intervertebral Disk Disease
  • Bone Cancer
Minor Concerns
  • Ear Infections
  • Cataracts
  • Hip Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Obesity
  • Dental Issues
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Bloodwork
  • Eye and Otoscopic Examination

Beagle Point Breed History

The Beagle Point is a modern hybrid and does not have very much documented history. It is believed they originated in the United States within the last 20 years. As for the parents, Beagle-type dogs have existed for over 2,500 years. The modern breed originated in Great Britain around the 1800s. They were bred to be scent hounds and track rabbits. These Beagles were much smaller than the Beagle of today and they could fit in the hunter’s pocket. Beagles began to be imported into the United States in the 1860s and was accepted as a breed by the American Kennel Club in 1885. As of March 2017, the American Kennel Club ranks the Beagle breed in the top ten of popular breeds. Queen Elizabeth I owned pocket Beagles and United States President Lyndon Johnson owned two Beagles, named Him and Her. The United States government started training Beagles in 1984. Because of their keen smell they patrol airports, seaports, cargo facilities and border entry points. They can stop contraband foods, plants and narcotics from entering the United States. The Pointer history can be traced back to 1650 in England.  It is believed that the Pointer breed was developed by crossing Greyhounds, Foxhounds, Bloodhounds and Bull Terriers.  The Pointer was bred to be a gun dog and “point” out birds and small game. The Pointer first entered a Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 1877. Pointers in the United States can be traced back to the Civil War period.  It is believed that they were brought into the U.S by English owners. Currently in the southern states, the Pointer is referred to as the "bird dog." The American Kennel Club recognized the Pointer in 1884 as a member of its Sporting Group.

Beagle Point Breed Appearance

Because of the cross breeding, the exact appearance of the Beagle Point is difficult to say for certain; traits can vary even within the same litter.  He will be an athletic, medium size canine with a short coat. His weight will be between 40 to 60 pounds. The Beagle Point’s short coat is often tricolor (tan, black and white). It may also be white with tan spots. His muzzle will be long and the Beagle Point’s ears will be pendant and soft.  His adoring eyes will be round and brown. The Beagle Point’s feet are medium in size and rounded with no feathering.

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

Beagle Point Breed Maintenance

The Beagle Point has a short coat, which requires very little care.  Because they are shedders they will need weekly combing and brushing. Bathing can be done as needed. Their drop ears should be cleaned with an ear wash weekly, though make sure that no moisture remains inside after cleaning. Over development of yeast and bacteria can easily turn into a problem. To prevent tartar, his teeth should be brushed twice a week. Nails should be trimmed monthly, taking care to be on the lookout for tears or breaks in between trims. An active dog such as this may cut his footpads as well; if he is limping, the paws should be one of the first places you check.

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

Beagle Point Temperament

The Beagle Point will have the personality and character traits of both his parents.  He will be a very energetic, fun-loving, loyal companion. He will love to be part of his family’s life. They can be a little stubborn and should have early obedience training and socialization.  They can suffer from separation anxiety, which can cause behavioral problem like excessive barking and the tendency to become destructive.  The Beagle Point is a friendly and even-tempered dog who loves to play with children, though small children should always be supervised when playing with any dog. The Beagle Point is a good dog for an active family who won't mind his exuberance and his need to be on the go.

Beagle Point Activity Requirements

The Beagle Point will require daily walks, exercise and activities to prevent him from getting bored. They are not happy if they are inactive for a long period so make a suggestion and this hybrid will be eager to join in.  The Beagle Point enjoys joining his owners on hikes, runs in the park or jogging on the trail.  His Pointer side makes him a fast runner though his Beagle side makes him a tracker; leashed activities are a must or he may take off on a scent. This hybrid is not meant to live in an apartment.  The Beagle Point needs a large fenced in yard where he can explore, run and play.

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

Beagle Point Food Consumption

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

Beagle Point Owner Experiences

9 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Our little guy is a rescue. Beautiful and playful. He has googly eyes that I hope will correct in time and is standoffish with people. He is very willful and determined.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
10 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Explore the woods
Sweet & Simple, She is My Whole! Entire! World!!! ❤❤❤
3 months, 2 weeks ago
3 Years
4 People
belly scratches
He sheds a lot, needs to be brushed. Very smart and learned tricks in one day. Loves walks and sniffing around. Barks at all dogs like crazy. Loves to cuddle and be part of the group
1 year, 10 months ago
1 Year
3 People
Extremely intelligent
2 years ago
8 Years
2 People
Drive around town
Scratch her belly
We've had her for a little over a month and she won't eat dog food at all. No kind of dog food. She will inky eat people food and dog treats. She is very good on a leash. She barks at and tries to go after other dogs. Today she backed out if her leash and started a fight with a pit bull. It was hard getting her away from the other dog and once I did ahe was still trying to go after it. Very scary. She didn't growl at me or bite me though. Getting her a harness tomorrow. She sheds a lot. Way too much. I'd liie to know how to get her to eat dog food. If I don't feed her people food she will go several days without eating at all and then I feel like I'm starving her so I feed her our food again.
2 years, 1 month ago
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